Journey of Genealogy

A Journey of Genealogy in association with Ancestry.

This route's wealth of history, links to the new world, and personal stories of emigration provide an evocative setting for a dedicated family history cruise.

4 November 2018, Queen Mary 2


Follow your family’s journey across the world and through the centuries. With Ancestry's experts on board, learn how easy it is to start tracing family history.

  • A secret past?<br> - daily reveals

    A secret past?
    - daily reveals

    Join Ancestry's genealogy experts to uncover the fascinating and sometimes surprising past of the ancestors of some of our guests, senior officers, and crew. A new story unfolds each day – rich in international diversity and life stories.

  • Genealogy expertise on hand

    Genealogy expertise on hand

    Ancestry's experts demonstrate how data drawn from the largest online collection of family history records can help trace your family's past. Find out how AncestryDNA can introduce you to living relatives you never knew existed and reveal your ethnic mix across 1,000 years.

  • A wealth of specialist knowledge

    A wealth of specialist knowledge

    Join our guest genealogists to discover how history provides us with important insights into ourselves and where we come from.

Special guests.

  • Jennifer Utley

    Jennifer Utley

    Director of Research for Ancestry, Jennifer 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.'

  • Simon Pearce

    Simon Pearce

    Simon holds a degree in history and a Masters in Historical Research. With a passion for military history, he has worked on projects relating to the commemoration and identification of casualties from the First and Second World Wars. Through Simon's work at Ancestry ProGenealogists, he has helped many families discover and understand their ancestors’ military pasts and how their service impacted their lives.

  • Eva Goodwin

    Eva Goodwin

    Eva Goodwin is one of the founders of Ancestry’s unknown parentage team, specialising in solving genetic mysteries, including adoptions, and breaking down ancestral “brick walls.” Eva has contributed to research for the Who Do You Think You Are? TV series and was the 2015 recipient of the Association of Professional Genealogists’ Young Professional Award for excellence.

  • Crystal Beutler

    Crystal Beutler

    Crystal Beutler has a passion for history. She discovered a love for genealogy after finding newspaper articles about her Civil War ancestors when she was a teenager. Prior to joining Ancestry ProGenealogists in 2015, she hosted family history retreats in Heber, Utah. Crystal specialises in US Southern and Mid-Atlantic research, lineage society research, and works on episodes of the genealogy show 'Who Do You Think You Are?'

4 November 2018, Queen Mary 2