The first of four Unlock the Past History and Genealogy Expo’s this year will be held in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales.

This is going to be a major history-genealogy-heritage event for not only those in and around Coffs Harbour, but for much of New South Wales and Southern Queensland.

As this will be Unlock the Past’s only Expo in New South Wales this year, use this opportunity visit whether you are local or not, to see numerous exhibitors in one place and hear expert presenters from four states.

The Expo will feature a major exhibition. Some of the exhibitors will be:, Clean Cruising, Family Photo Book, Family Search, findmypast, GenesReunited, Gould Genealogy & History, Inside History Magazine, Irisih Wattle, National Library of Australia, Openbook Howden, Royal Australian Historical Society, State Records of NSW, University of New England, together with local and family history societies, libraries, archives, museums, as well as product and service suppliers. You can see the list of currently confirmed exhibitors here.

There will be a total of 30 presentations, held over the two days, covering topics such as FamilySearch, Regional Libraries, German Research, Bound for Botany Bay. the Society of Genealogists and its Treasures, DNA for Genealogists, Breaking Down Genealogy Brick Walls,, Asylums, When Brides Wore Black, The National Library, Finding the Address Isn’t Enough, It’s Not All Online and many more!!

These will be from leading experts from around Australia. You can see the full schedule of talks here.

All attendees will receive a Registration Kit which will include information and special offers from exhibitors and sponsors, together with eligibility to $100s of dollars worth of Expo prizes and more.


When: Friday 3 June 2011, and Saturday 4 June 2011
Time: 9.00am-5:30pm each day
Where: C-ex Coffs, Vernon Street, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
* pre-booked registration (by Monday 30 May) – $10 per day; $15 both days
* pay on the day registration – $15 per day; $20 both days
* talks – all main talks are $5 each; promotional talks are free
* The special Bound for Botany Bay presentation is $10

I recommend pre-booking, as not only will you save money, but you are also then guaranteed to get into the talks you wish to attend.


Come along to the first Unlock the Past History & Genealogy Expo in Coffs Harbour – you won’t be disappointed.

You can find more information, together with the online booking form on the Unlock The Past website.