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Unlock the Past Cruises


Unlock the Past is about promoting history, genealogy and heritage in Australia and beyond. It is a collaborative venture involving a team of expert speakers, writers, organisations and commercial partners throughout Australia, New Zealand and overseas.



  • 29-30 May 2019 - Researching family history overseas (Adelaide a Discover family and local history seminar)
    part of May History Festival program 
  • Aug 2019 - DNA Down Under with Blaine Bettinger - Australian cities roadshow, with in-depth 3-day event in Sydney
    - BRISBANE – Wed 14 Aug 2019
    - PERTH – Sat 17 Aug 2019
    - ADELAIDE – Tue 20 Aug 2019
    - MELBOURNE – Fri 23 Aug 2019
    - CANBERRA – Mon 26 Aug 2019
    - SYDNEY – Thu-Sat 29-31 Aug 2019 - an extended in-depth program in Sydney
  • 21 Sep-5 Oct 2019 - 16th cruise - Italian Mediterranean (from Southampton) - 14 nights

GENEALOGY AND HISTORY CATALOGUE 2018 - click here or the image to download the catalogue

catalogueA selection from 5000+ products from Gould Genealogy & History, plus information on our sister brands

  • Archive Digital Books Australasia
  • Familyhistory.link
  • Gould Digital (book printing services)
  • Genealogy ebooks
  • Unlock the Past cruises 2018-2019
  • Unlock the Past publications (guide books and handy guides)
  • products & services directory (other Australian and international providers)

UNLOCK THE PAST PUBLICATIONS - Click here for the full list

UTP books


What is Unlock the Past?

  • A major events resource - supporting existing events and running our own major events - click here for upcoming events
  • A publishing brand - guide books for researchers - click here
  • A significant free content site

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