Unlock the Past sets sail from Central City Library


Unlock the Past logoUnlockThePast have chosen Central City Library, Auckland, to launch their History and Genealogy Cruise November 2011 - Scottish & Irish Theme that sets sail from Auckland to Sydney for 14 nights.

The pre-cruise one-day seminar is being held in the Whare Wananga, Level 2 of Central City Library on Saturday, 19 November, and is aimed at people who are unable to take part in the cruise.

We are very privileged to have Chris Paton as our guest keynote speaker on this day, and he will be giving three different presentations:
  • Irish Resources Online,
  • Discover Scottish Church Records, and
  • Discover Scottish Land Records.
Chris is an eminent professional genealogist, specializing in Scottish and Irish history, and author of books such as Discover Scottish Church Records  ; Researching Scottish family history and Tracing your family history on the Internet : a guide for family historians.

Chris is also a regular contributor to family history magazines such asYour Family HistoryPractical Family HistoryFamily History Monthly andDiscover my Past Scotland.  

Formerly a BBC television producer, Chris holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Genealogical Studies and runs the Scotland's Greatest Story ancestral research service. He also teaches online Scottish courses through Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd .

Our other two speakers on the day are Shauna Hicks, of Shauna Hicks History Enterprises who will speaking on Googling your Family Tree and Rosemary Kopittke, who will be talking to us about FindMyPast.

Both Shauna and Rosemary are highly-regarded Australian family historians and authors, and are very popular on the speaking circuit in Australia, and have also spoken to appreciative audiences here in New Zealand.

Saturday’s event starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm, and also offers the opportunity of a tour of the Central Auckland Research Centre at 12 noon.

Places for this one-day event cost $35, and bookings for this event can be made at UnlockthePast’s website .

Don't miss out on this fabulous opportunity! Hope to see you there!

Other shore-based seminars are being hosted by the New Zealand Society of Genealogists (NZSG) branches and interest groups around New Zealand during the History and Genealogy Cruise, so check them out too 

Kindest regards
Seonaid

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