Cruise Alaska with Are You My Cousin?

Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas

Genealogy Talks + An Alaskan Cruise = A Vacation of a Lifetime!

20 – 27 June 2022

Explore Genealogy Brick Walls AND the beautiful Alaskan scenery with a Royal Caribbean Cruise on The Quantum of the Seas!

It feels like your genealogy research is going around in circles and you are no closer to finding your answer. You’ve searched the usual big genealogy databases like and FindMyPast with no results. You are frustrated and not sure where to look next for your ancestors.

You have hit the dreaded genealogy brick wall!

What if you could learn new ways to tackle finding your brick wall ancestors AND enjoy an Alaskan cruise holiday?

Whale tails as seen from a Royal Caribbean Alaskan cruise.
RD, Radiance of the Seas, Juneau, Alaska, whale watching, breaching whales, tail flip, tail slap, lobtailing, Humpback, a few buildings near shore, seascape, scenic, woods, misty forest, mountains, clouds in background, ocean wildlife, nature,

You CAN!

Join Patricia Zale (long time reader of Are You My Cousin?) and cruise specialist and Lisa on a 7 Day Alaskan Cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas.

We’ll be leaving Seattle, WA on 20 June 2022. Our itinerary includes:

  • Sitka, Alaska
  • Skagway, Alaska
  • Cruising Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier
  • Juneau, Alaska
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Returning to Seattle

Here’s the genealogy we will cover while cruising:

  • 3 genealogy sessions focused on tacking your brick wall ancestors the right way.
  • Comprehensive handouts for each session.
  • An opportunity to submit questions to Lisa ahead of time to include in the sessions.
  • MORE to come!

Hi, I’m Lisa!

I started researching my ancestors 12 years ago and quickly got stuck on the some of the female lines in my family tree.. I found myself with no idea what records to search or how to them hidden in the records I had.

I buckled down and studied my female ancestors and the records where they might appear. After years of research, I now know how to create my own female ancestor research plan. I know where to look and how to find the needed resources. Do I always find every female ancestor? Well, no, not always, but I am assured I’ve completed and documented an exhaustive search of the available records. 

Having gained the confidence in genealogy research skills and performing exhaustive researches, I want to help others discover the women in their family tree.

In each genealogy session I will show you how to tackle an aspect of brick wall genealogy research so that you can confidently fill out your family tree, complete that lineage society application or more completely tell your ancestor’s story!

Save hours of research time and frustration and sharpen your genealogy research skills!

The Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska.
RD, Radiance of the Seas, Juneau, Alaska, Mendenhall Glacier, scenic, dramatic shot of glacier and sea below, surrounded by mountains, nature, arctic, ice, landscape, wide shot,

Here’s How It Works:

WHAT is a Genealogy Cruise?

A genealogy cruise is an opportunity to experience a cruise vacation while also having the opportunity to learn more about researching your genealogy. Really, it’s the best of both worlds.

WHEN is the Cruise?

The Genealogy Cruise will be 20 – 27 June 2022 leaving and returning to Seattle, Washington.

WHAT ELSE should I know about the Cruise?

Head over to the Are You My Cousin? Cruise page to learn more.


 All of the genealogy sessions are perfect for the genealogy researcher who:

  • Is a beginner to intermediate level genealogy researcher
  • Is struggling to get past a “brick wall” ancestor
  • Is struggling to find the needed genealogy resources on and off of the major sites like and FindMyPast
  • Wants to ensure their research into their ancestors is thorough and complete.

Learn More About the Cruise Itself!

In these genealogy sessions I will show you how to tackle research into your brick wall ancestors so that you can confidently fill out your family tree, complete that lineage society application or more completely tell your ancestor’s story!

IMPORTANT NOTE: As happens in genealogy research, records do not always survive. The strategies I show will ensure an exhaustive research, but does not guarantee full answers to your ancestors can be found.