Unlock the Past Cruises

Chris Paton and Thomas MacEntee downunder - Melbourne

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.

Celtic ClubWHEN: Thursday 6 February 2014, 10am - 5pm 

WHERE:  Celtic Club, 316-320 Queen Street, Melbourne 


  • Pre-booked - by Wednesday 5 February 2014, 6pm
    $39.50 - full day
    $29.50 - morning only 10am to 2.30pm
    $29.50 - afternoon only 12.30pm to 5pm
  • on the day - if not booked out
    - $60 - full day
    - $40 
    - half day

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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 - second stream topics to be finalised/confirmed 

 BRIAN BORU ROOM - 1st floorMEETING ROOM - 2nd floor
10.00amregistration, exhibition, sales 
10.25amwelcome and seminar introduction 
10.30amThe godly commonwealth: discover Scottish church records - C. PatonWriting History 1 - N. Kyle
11.15ambreak and exhibition 
11.45amBritish and Irish newspapers - C. PatonWriting History 2 - N. Kyle
12.30pmMyHeritage: Discover your family history - R. Kopittke 
1.00pmFlip-Pal mobile scanner brief overview and demo - R. Kopittke 
1.15pmlunch break and exhibition 
2.30pmprize draws and partner/sponsor promos  
3.00pmYou use WHAT for genealogy? Wonderful uses for unusual tools - T. MacEntee 
3.45pmbreak and exhibition 
4.15pmBuilding a genealogy research toolbox - T. MacEntee 
Exhibitors in Melbourne

  • Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies
  • Genealogical Society of Victoria
  • State Library of Victoria
  • Victorian GUM (Genealogists Using Microcomputers)
  • Findmypast
  • Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner
  • Gould Genealogy & History 
  • Guild of One Name Studies
  • MyHeritage
  • Unlock the Past publications
  • Unlock the Past Cruises
Some practical matters

  • Food is not included in the seminar cost. The Celtic Club has a bar and restaurant. However neither the bar (light meals) nor the restaurant have the capacity to serve large numbers (as we expect) in the allocated lunch break. Being a club they do not allow food to be brought onto the premises, but there are an number of nearby cafes and restaurants you can use.

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