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RootsTech 2015 Livestream Videos Online Now

logo - RootsTech 2013 With over 300 presentations on offer, the combined RootsTech/FGS 2015 Conference was truly a smorgasbord for attendees, but it also made it impossible to get to every talk you wanted to. Fortunately for many (both those who were there, and those who couldn’t make it), a few of these were recorded and are available to view on the RootsTech website. Continue reading →

South Australia’s 2015 About Time History Month Open for Applications

logo - About Time 2015 About Time is South Australia’s history festival! Since 2011 the month of May has been a celebration of South Australia’s history which is showcased through hundreds of events ranging from talks to tours; walks to workshops; and exhibitions to special events. 2014 was a HUGE year for About Time, with over 500 events being held, but I bet 2015 will be even bigger. The team at About Time are organised folk, and have just opened their website for applications for events for next year. So if you, your group or organisation already has something planned for May 2015, you can get it listed now. Continue reading →

7th Unlock the Past Cruise: Western Australia

7th cruise - Astor ship The team at Unlock the Past are kicking 2015 off with a very special cruise, one to Western Australia. The end of 2014 marks the 100 year anniversary since Australian and NZ troops left Australian shores. They left from Albany, WA. The cruise program will have have some tie in to this occassion. In all there will be 24 talks from 5 well-known Australian presenters covering Australian military history, Irish and German topics, website searching, medical history and more. Continue reading →

5th Unlock the Past Cruise – Part 1

CMVs Marco Polo ship We’ll the 5th Unlock the Past Cruise is underway, and having boarded the Marco Polo ship on Saturday 19th July, we are now currently up to day 3. As I have intermittent internet access onboard I’m not going to give detailed day-by-day happenings but rather an overview of what has happened so far. Continue reading →

On the Road Again …

Marco Polo 11.8.08 0007 I owe the title of this blog to Dick Eastman, as whenever he goes away he lets his readers know where he’s off to. That is what I’m doing in this post. Though technically it should probably be called “On the Sea Again … ” as I’m off on another cruise again, and hoping for some warmer weather. Continue reading →