Paul Milner is Coming to Town

Paul Milner is coming to town … that’s right, he’s leaving the cold winter of the northern hemisphere behind, jumping on a plane, and heading down under to see some sun. And no doubt he’ll see plenty in the 3 weeks (or so) that he’s here.

WHO IS PAUL MILNER?
Now some of you may not know who Paul is, so let me tell you …  Paul is a professional genealogist and lecturer, specialising in British Isles and US research for over 30 years. He was born and raised in northern England and settled in the US in 1975. He is a nationally recognised speaker for British Isles research and migration.

He is also an author having written Genealogy at a glance: England research, and co-authored A genealogists guide to discovering your English ancestors and A genealogists guide to discovering your Scottish ancestors.

And if being a professional genealogist, and author isn’t enough, he also teaches the week-long English and Scottish research tracks at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama.

He is a past board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG); Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS); and Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG); and past president of the British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois (BIGWILL). He is currently the book review editor for the FGS Forum and BIGWILL.

So now you ‘know’ all about Paul, but you really should come and hear him for yourself.

WHY HE’S COMING … 
Unlock the Past are bringing Paul Milner to Australia primarily as one of the international guest presenters on the 3rd History & Genealogy Cruise … but they didn’t want the rest of you to miss out, so just before, and straight after the cruise, he’s off touring Australia and doing some talks along the way.

SOME OF THE TOPICS PAUL WILL PRESENT …
Paul has a wide range of topics that he can speak on, and here’s a few that he’ll be preseting at his seminars:
– Finding your ancestors in Scotland: the big five
– Are you lost? Using maps, gazetteers and directories for British Isles research
– Irish Land Records
– Finding Your Welsh Ancestors
– Follow Your Migrating Ancestors
– Overlooked sources for 19th and 20th century Scottish research
– Occupation and Guild records
– Overcoming the ‘dead end doldrums’
– Scottish Kirk Session and Poor Relief records
– Buried treasures: what’s in the English parish chest
– English civil registration: tips for use and problem solving
– Finding your ancestors in Ireland
– Soliciting your ancestors: the records of Stone James and Co.

THE WHERE, WHEN AND HOW MUCH …
So as you can see he from his repertoire, Paul has a wide knowledge of genealogy related topics. now, if you’d like to come to a seminar that Paul will be at, here’s his schedule:

New South Wales
Sat 9 Feb Sydney (north-west Sydney) 9am – 5pm
Hornsby RSL, 4 High Street, Hornsby
Pre-booked – by Tuesday 5 February 2013
– $39.50 – full day
– $29.50 – morning or afternoon only
– $15 – TMG afternoon session only
Tickets boughton the day – if not booked out
– $60 – full day
– $40 – morning or afternoon only
– $20 – TMG afternoon session only
For more information, program details and bookings click here

**CRUISING**
10-19 Feb 3rd Unlock the Past history & genealogy cruise

Queensland
Tue 19 Feb Brisbane 1.30pm – 9pm
Broncos Leagues Club, Fulcher Road, Red Hill
Pre-booked – by Tuesday 12 February 2013
– $39.50 – full day and evening
– $29.50 – afternoon or evening only (after 5pm)
Tickets bought on the day – if not booked out
– $60 – full day and evening
– $40 – afternoon or evening only (after 5pm)
For more information, program details and bookings click here

Western Australia
Sat 23 Feb Perth 8.30am – 5pm
State Library of WA, 25 Francis Street, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth
Pre-booked – by Monday 18 February 2013
– $39.50 – full day
– $29.50 – morning only 8.30am to 2pm
– $29.50 – afternoon only 12 noon to 5pm
Tickets bought on the day – if not booked out
– $60 – full day
– $40 – half day
For more information, program details and bookings click here

South Australia
Tue 26 Feb Adelaide 1pm – 9pm
Unley Town Hall, 181 Unley Rd, Unley
Pre-booked – by Tuesday 18 February 2013
– $39.50 – full day
– $29.50 – aevening only (after 5pm)
Tickets bought on the day – if not booked out
– $60 – full day
– $40 – half day
For more information, and program details click here
To book call the SA Genealogy & Heraldry Society on (08) 82724222, or email them at:
saghs.admin@saghs.org.au

Australian Capital Territory
Sat 2 Mar Canberra 9am – 5pm
Canberra Irish Club, 6 Parkinson Street, Canberra
Pre-booked – by Monday 25 February 2013
– $39.50 – full day
– $29.50 – morning only 8.30am to 2pm
– $29.50 – afternoon only 12 noon to 5pm
Tickets bought on the day
– $60 – full day
– $40 – half day
For more information, program details and bookings click here

Victoria
Mon 4 Mar Melbourne 9am – 5pm
The Celtic Club, 316-320 Queen Street, Melbourne
Pre-booked – by Monday 25 February 2013
– $39.50 – full day
– $29.50 – morning only 9am to 2pm
– $29.50 – afternoon only 12 noon to 5pm
Tickets bought on the day – if not booked out
– $60 – full day
– $40 – half day
For more information, program details and bookings click here

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Each seminar will offer a full day, or afternoon and evening, program of:
– four main presentations by Paul Milner
– other supporting short presentations by local and sponsoring partners
– demonstration of the amazing Flip-Pal mobile scanner
– an exhibition – sales and demos from Gould Genealogy & History, Flip-Pal mobile scanner, Unlock the Past, partner/supporting family history societies and libraries and other sponsors
– special offers and hundreds of dollars worth of prizes at each location

So if you don’t want to miss this opportunity to see one of the world’s most knowledgeable genealogy speakers, particularly relating to the British Isles, book you tickets now.

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