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Chris Paton and Thomas MacEntee downunder - Perth

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.

SLWAWHEN: Saturday 15 February 2014, 9am - 4.30pm 

WHERE: State Library of WA, 25 Francis Street, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth


  • Pre-booked - by Wednesday 12 February 2014, 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 



9.00amregistration, exhibition, sales 
9.55amwelcome and seminar introduction 
10.00amBuilding a genealogy research toolboxThomas MacEntee
10.45ambreak and exhibition 
11.15amBritish 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  
2.15pmState Library of Western Australia update: newly digitised material and WWI commemoration 
2.45pmYou use WHAT for genealogy? Wonderful uses for unusual toolsThomas MacEntee
3.30pmbreak and exhibition 
3.45pmIrish records onlineChris Paton
Exhibitors in Perth

  • Western Australian Genealogical Society
  • State Library of Western Australia
  • Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner
  • Gould Genealogy & History 
  • MyHeritage
  • Guild of One Name Studies
  • Unlock the Past publications
  • Unlock the Past Cruises

Some practical matters

  • Access
  • Parking is available on site
  • Food is not included in the seminar cost. Options are
    - Aroma Cafe - which offers light refreshments (limited capacity to serve large numbers)
    - other cafes are available in the courtyard are outside or nearby
    - bring your own - to eat in the courtyard

Further information