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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →