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  • A Journey of Genealogy

    November 4-11, 2018 – Westbound Transatlantic Crossing from Southampton to New York on board Queen Mary 2

    • Follow your family’s journey across the world and through the centuries with Ancestry's experts on board.
    • Join Ancestry’s genealogy experts to uncover the fascinating ancestral past of crew members and guests.
    • Attend lectures and workshops with Ancestry’s professional genealogists and learn how they help people throughout the world discover more about who they are and where they come from.
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Ancestry Experts On Board

Join Ancestry’s genealogy experts to uncover the fascinating and sometimes surprising past of the ancestors of some our guests, senior officers, and crew – a new story unfolds each day.

Jennifer Utley

Jennifer Utley is the Director of Research for Ancestry. She has worked for Ancestry since 1997, spending the first 12 years managing the editorial team which produced award-winning books and magazines about family history. In her current role, she oversees research for the PR team and the Ancestry research for the television shows, Who Do You Think You Are? and Long Lost Family. In researching her own family tree, she is currently working on tracing all the female descendants of her 4th great-grandmother on her maternal side. It’s a long story…

Simon Pearce

Simon Pearce Born in Hampshire, Simon moved to London in 2012 and holds a degree in history and a Masters in Historical Research. With a background in museum work, Simon has a passion for military history and has worked on projects relating to the commemoration and identification of casualties from the First and Second World Wars. Researching his military ancestors from the First World War sparked this interest and he loves discovering the personal stories of men and women from the conflict across all the services. Through his work at AncestryProGenealogists Simon has helped many families discover and understand their ancestors’ military pasts and how their service impacted on their lives.

Crystal Beutler

Crystal Beutler has a passion for history and discovered a love for genealogy after finding newspaper articles about her Civil War ancestors when she was a teenager. She spent several years as a certified corporate paralegal before deciding to combine her passion for genealogy with her research and evidence analysis skills. Prior to joining Ancestry ProGenealogists in 2015, she hosted family history retreats in Heber, Utah. Crystal specializes in U. S. Southern and Mid-Atlantic research, lineage society research, and works on episodes of the genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are? Crystal is a popular speaker at the local, state, and national levels.

Angie Bush

Angie Bush spent several years in the biotech field before deciding to combine her love of DNA and genealogy into a single career as a genetic genealogist. As a popular guest speaker, she uses her knowledge of traditional genealogy and genetics to solve complex questions of kinship and identity. Degrees and Credentials: Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. Areas of Expertise: DNA, Unknown Parentage, 20th Century, LDS and Midwestern United States.

Heritage Travel

Explore your genealogy and uncover your family story on our one-of-a-kind European heritage tours. Whether you prefer to explore your family origins with a group, on board a ship, or individually on a curated trip with a professional genealogist, we have the right trip for you.

Guided Ancestry Tours

Travel with a professional genealogist to destinations in Ireland, Italy, or Germany.

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Ancestral Home Visits

Let us create a personalized ancestral home visit to help you walk in the steps of your ancestors.

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Genealogy Cruises

Participate in discussions and workshops with Ancestry’s professional genealogists and learn how we help people discover more about who they are and where they come from.

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