Family History is Cool, Pass it on

“Family History is Cool, Pass it on” is the theme for this year’s Family History Month in New Zealand, which is held right throughout August 2012, with events on at various locations around New Zealand, and it is aimed to promote family history to a wider audience. The idea is to encourage people to pass on their family history, stories, photos etc., as well as giving advice on reserarching along the way.

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Australia’s National Family History Week 2012

Australia’s National Family History Week is on again and this year runs it from 27th July through until 5th August 2012. As family history is fast becoming one of the most popular hobbies around, use this opportunity to either expand your own family history knowledge, or share the passion by introducing someone else to it.

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30 Reasons to Attend a Genealogy Cruise

Genealogy Crusing seems to be a popular way of combining a genealogy conference together with a holiday these days, and with just over 7 months until the 3rd Unlock the Past History & Genealogy Cruise, here’s 30 reasons as to why you (together with a friend or family) should attend a genealogy cruise.

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Guess Who’s Coming to Australia? … Audrey Collins is

Guess who’s coming to Australia? Audrey is … that’s right, Audrey Collins from The National Archives in the UK is coming out to Australia in June and July 2012. We’re super excited to have Audrey come to Australia to be a special guest presenter at the Unlock The Past Queensland Expo coming up in June, and she’s extending her trip to also visit Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.

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6 Reasons to Attend Unlock the Past’s Queensland Expo, 25-27 June 2012

It’s all go now, with the planning for the Unlock the Past History & Genealogy Queensland Expo, which is on 25-27 June 2012 in Brisbane. From those who have attended our previous Expo’s you’ll know how fun and informative they really are, and something not the be missed. But for those that haven’t, here’s 6 reasons you should attend the Queensland Expo …

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A Few Highlights from SA’s About Time History Festival 2012

South Australia’s big history event (or should I say history MONTH), officially called the ‘About Time History Festival’ is being held throughout May 2012. From Victorian style funerals, to antique appraisals, even devonshire teas and discovering the meaning behind strained glass windows, and playing curator for a day, it’s all on in May!

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My Roundup of the Australasian Congress 2012

The 13th Australasian Congress was on last week, and now that immediate backlog of work has been caught up, I figured it was time to sit and write my roundup of the event. Let me just start by saying my take on Congress is likely to be quite different from others as I went purely as an exhibitor, and I didn’t attend any sessions …

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About Time: South Australia’s History Festival 1-31 May 2012

The About Time: South Australia’s History Festival is on again. Continuing last years month-long format, it’s on 1-31 May 2012, and is being held at locations right around SA. There’s something for everyone from 100s of events to choose from. Everything from tours and heritage displays, to beginning your family history courses and vintage movies..

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13th Australasian Genealogy Congress – The Details

It’s February already, and as usual no-one knows how it got here so fast. One good thing about the year flying by is that it means that ‘Congress’ is not far away. For anyone who’s been involved in the Australasian genie field for a number of years, you’ll know that Congress is the BIG event held every three years. So here’s the details …

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‘Start Your Family Tree Week’ is on Again (December 26 – January 1)

Boxing Day is one of the most popular times of the year for people to research their family history. With this in mind, findmypast.co.uk and Genes Reunited will be taking part in this year’s Start Your Family Tree Week. From Boxing Day 2011 right through to New Year’s Day they will have special offers every day, including free getting started guides, printable charts, discounts and competitions.

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History Week in Victoria, 23-30 October 2011

October 23 (this coming weekend) marks the start of Victoria’s History Week for 2011, and if you are a history or genealogy buff (which no doubt was scheduled on your calendar months ago) you’ll be loving the opportunity to spend the week travelling back in time, discovering Victoria’s amazing history.

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WWII Bombing of Darwin 70th Anniversary Tour – February 2012

On 19 February 1942 war came to Australia. Dubbed the ‘Pearl Harbour’ of Australia, Darwin was subjected to two raids by the Japanese within an hour of each other. Unlock the Past is teaming up with Clean Cruising, our travel/cruise partner, and Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours, to organise a War Comes to Australia: WWII Bombing of Darwin 70th Anniversary Tour in February 2012.

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13th Australasian Genealogy Congress – Bookings Are Now Open

The big genealogy event that happens in Australia and New Zealand is the Australasian Congress. Held every three years, this draws speakers, exhibitors and delegates from both countries and overseas. Bookings are now open for the 2012 Congress.

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