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8th Unlock the Past Cruise announced for 2015

Following the success of previous genealogy cruises, ‘Unlock the Past’ , the genealogy cruise specialists, have announced a new cruise for 2015.

The 8th Unlock the Past Cruise will tour the Baltic and as well as visiting a number of European countries, will feature a selection of leading family history specialists giving talks on how to discover your ancestors.

Bookings are now being taken for this 14 night cruise which starts  from Southampton on Saturday 11 July  and returns on Saturday 25 July. The cruise takes in Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Russia, Finland, Sweden and Denmark.

Conference speakers for the main talks will be announced nearer the time. For more information and to place a booking please visit the Unlock the Past website.

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The new 2015 Unlock the Past cruise in the Baltic has been announced

Unlock the Past Cruises proving popular

As the 4th Unlock the Past Cruise gets underway in Australia early next week, the popularity of genealogy themed cruises shows no sign of abating. The Australian cruise was a sell out and the organisers will be hoping for  similar demand on the 5th cruise, around the British Isles in July.

Scheduled for the 19th- 29th July 2014, on the Marco Polo ship, the cruise promises 40 topics, 25 different sessions and 10 Research ‘help’ zones during the voyage. Combined with the opportunity to network and discuss with other genealogists, you can find out more from the Unlock the Past website.

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Unlock the Past Cruises explore the British Isles in July

Presenters announced for 5th Unlock the Past Cruise Programme

Latest news from ‘Unlock the Past’ cruises is the announcement of the family history speakers that will provide the talks on board the cruise around the British Isles.

On board the Marco Polo cruise ship will be a selection of experts including Paul Blake, Jackie Depelle, Marie Dougan, Jayne Shrimpton, Lisa Louise Cooke, Rosemary Kopittle, Mike Murray, Lesley Silvester and Helen Smith. The initial itinerary is for there to be about 40 topics discussed in 25 sessions. More details will no doubt be announced closer to the event in July next year.

For more details and to book you can go to the Unlock the Past website at

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New family history cruise announced

5th ‘Unlock the Past’ Cruise now taking bookings

Latest news from ‘Unlock the Past’ Cruises is that they are now taking bookings for their new cruise holiday- ‘British Isles Discovery’ in July next year.

It’s a 10 night cruise around the British Isles on the Marco Polo cruise ship. Presenters for this family history cruise are to be announced shortly but if you want to get your booking in early you can from their website at

New family history cruise
New family history cruise announced

New promotional partnership announced

Latest news from S&N Genealogy Supplies and TheGenealogist is the announcement of a new promotional partnership with ‘Unlock the Past’ Cruises.

Offering an international programme of history and genealogy cruises, ‘Unlock the Past’ provides the perfect opportunity for a relaxing holiday and to learn more about genealogy at the same time.

All the major conference cruises feature an international team of presenters and a programme with international appeal.

The expanded cruise commitment follows on from the success of the first three ‘Unlock the Past’ cruises. With over 70 different topics and 38 different sessions, the next tour to Southern Australia in February 2014 is fast booking up.

Nigel Bayley, Managing Director of S&N comments: “We are pleased to develop a promotional partnership with ‘Unlock the Past’ Cruises. Their previous cruises have been very highly regarded and with well- known speakers such as Chris Paton, Else Churchill and many more from around the world, it is the perfect way to combine a cruise and learn more about your family history whilst you holiday! We look forward to supporting ‘Unlock the Past’ in their future genealogy cruises.”

To book on the next cruise, travelling around the coast of Southern Australia, please go to

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‘Unlock the Past’ family history cruises