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On the Sea Again …

Celebrity Solstice ship It’s that time of year again. Time for Unlock the Past’s next genealogy and history cruise. This one is their 10th and it takes cruisers from the top of New Zealand, down to the bottom of Australia and right over to Perth. A number of our staff (myself included) are heading over to New Zealand […] Continue reading →

#GenealogySelfie Day, 1 February 2016

#GenealogySelfie Day - 1 Feb This one is for all of those social media lovers out there. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you may remember I’ve written about #AskACurator Day, #AskArchivists Day and #MuseumSelfie Day in the past. All of these social media activities are aimed at making the archives and museums more accessible, and ‘seen’ to […] Continue reading →

3, 2, 1, Let’s Cruise

Baltic Map The countdown is well and truly on for the 8th Unlock the Past cruise. A number of our staff (myself included) are heading off to England on Wednesday this week for a genealogy cruise which leaves from Southampton. We’ll be arriving a couple of days before the cruise departs, to hopefully get into the right […] Continue reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →