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6th Unlock the Past Cruise with optional Conference on Norfolk Island

6th cruise - celebrity solstice Unlock the Past’s 6th Cruise is a short 3 day cruise out of Sydney and back, which is perfect for those who can’t take much time off of work, or those who simply want to see what a genealogy conference at sea is really like. This cruise allows you to dip your toes in so to speak. In addition to that the Unlock the Past team have organised a conference on Norfolk Island after the cruise. Continue reading →

So You Want to Research and Write History?

laptop with blank notepad 300 As part of South Australia’s About Time history month, Unlock the Past are holding a seminar on Research and Writing History. There’s no doubt that for most of us writing doesn’t come naturally, so this seminar will provide you with practical information and guidance to use in your current or future projects. Continue reading →

13 Things To Do On “Genealogy Day”

genealogy-day Did you know that there was such a thing as an official “Genealogy Day”? No? Well nor did I till I stumbled across it online, and what-do-you-know, it’s tomorrow, 8th March 2014! Don’t believe me? Well, here you go … “Established in 1997 as part of Celebrate Your Name Week, Genealogy Day was created to inspire an interest on one’s family history.” Continue reading →

Taking a Short Break

4th cruise - ship voyager of the seas As many of you would know the 4th Unlock the Past cruise is now less than a week away, and I will be joining about 250 other genealogy cruisers on this cruise. So as a result you can expect a few less blogs from me over the next two to three weeks. Continue reading →

Unlock the Past Cruise Speaker Profile: Neil Grill

4th cruise - Neil Grill 120 Neil Grill joins the speakers of the 4th Unlock the Past Cruise and his areas of interest in history and genealogy are military history. WWI, Coastal Fortification of Australia, researching obscure genealogies of long forgotten soldiers, personal family history, engineering history and heritage, and how to productively use ever changing technology to research are key topic interests. Continue reading →