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Chris Paton and Thomas MacEntee downunder - Canberra

A full day seminar with leading Unlock the Past cruise presenters, Chris Paton (Scotland) and Thomas MacEntee (US). Features - four main presentations - supporting short presentations by local and sponsoring partners - an exhibition - special offers and hundreds of dollars worth of prizes.

Hellenic ClubWHEN: Monday 3 February 2014, 9am - 4.30pm 

WHERE: Hellenic Club, Matilda Street, Woden, ACT


  • Pre-booked - by Saturday 1 February, 6pm
    $39.50 - full day
    $29.50 - morning only 9am to 2pm
    $29.50 - afternoon only 12noon to 4.30pm
  • on the day - if not booked out
    - $60 - full day
    - $40 
    - half day

book Click the button at the left to book online now
ONLINE BOOKING is only available if paying by Visa or Mastercard or for societies wanting to take bookings for members - see other booking/payment options below

  • individuals
    • online bookings - Visa or Mastercard only
    • phone or mail - cheque, Visa, Mastercard
    • phone or mail - EFT
       - Account Name: Gould Genealogy
       - BSB: 015-621
       - Account Number: 1980 23389
  • Societies taking bookings for members - ask for special code 


Program is subject to change - topics to be advised

9.00amregistration, exhibition, sales 
9.55amwelcome and seminar introduction 
10.00amBuilding a genealogy research toolboxThomas MacEntee
10.45mbreak and exhibition 
11.15pmBritish and Irish newspapersChris Paton
12noonMyHeritage: Discover your family historyRosemary Kopittke
12.30pmFlip-Pal mobile scanner brief overview and demoRosemary Kopittke
12.45pmlunch break and exhibition 
2.00pmprize draws and partner/sponsor promos  
2.30pmWikis for genealogistsThomas MacEntee
3.15pmbreak and exhibition 
3.45pmScottish marriage: instantly buckled for lifeChris Paton
Exhibitors in Canberra

  • ArchivesACT and the ACT Office of Regulatory Services (ACT births, deaths, marriages and land titles)
  • Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner
  • Gould Genealogy & History 
  • Guild of One Name Studies (to be confirmed)
  • Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra
  • Inside History magazine (to be confirmed)
  • MyHeritage
  • Unlock the Past publications
  • Unlock the Past Cruises
  • VicGUM (Genealogists Using Microcomputers)

Some practical matters

  • Parking is available on site
  • Food is not included in the seminar cost. The Hellenic Club has plenty of options with bars, cafe and bistro at a reasonable price.

Further information