laptop with blank notepad 300March in South Australia is known as Mad March as that’s when all the festivals and numerous other events hit Adelaide. But May is what the history-lovers are hanging out for, as that’s when South Australia’s About Time History Festival is on. A whole month of indulging in history, what’s not to love?

And 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. This seminar will provide you with practical information and guidance to use in your current or future projects – or perhaps inspire you to write for the first time. Held over two days with the option of one day attendance on either Friday or Saturday, for anyone who is wanting to know more about writing or research techniques will find this will will be invaluable.

Carol Baxter is the primary presenter in the seminars, and she together with Shauna Hicks and Dr Karen George will be sharing their knowledge in this field.

And if the presenters and talks weren’t enticing enough, there will be also be a number of exhibitors there (see list below), andwe can’t forget the special offers and prizes that will be up for grabs.
– Genealogy SA
– Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner
– Gould Genealogy & History
– Lutheran Archives
– National Archives of Australia
– Openbook Howden
– State Library of South Australia
– State Records SA
– Unlock the Past
– Unlock the Past Cruises

– How to become a skilled detective
– Help! Which information is correct?
– Solving the ‘unsolvable’
– Structuring a family history
– Crafting a good book
– Gripping writing
– Sensory writing
– Publishing options
– Oral history for family and local historians
– Newspapers: finding online family and local history news!

Friday 9 May 2014, 9.00am-4.45pm
Saturday 10 May 2014, 9.00am-4.30pm

North Adelaide Football Club, Function Room, Menzies Crescent, Prospect

(before Thursday 8 May 2014)
– $89.50 – two days
– $59.50 – one day
on the day bookings
– $100 – two days
– $70 – one day

website: Unlock the Past website
phone: (08) 8395 7476