Unlock the Past Cruises

DNA roadshow and conference

Event Information

  • 14 Aug 2019 9:00am - 28 Aug 2019 5:50pm
  • 6 cities around Australia
  • Brisbane - Perth - Adelaide - Melbourne - Canberra - Sydney
  • Australia, Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia
Other Information
  • Cost: to be advised

DNA roadshow


2019 DNA themed roadshow and extended / in-depth conference in Sydney - with Blaine Bettinger, leading international genealogist, speaker and author.

KEEP INFORMED - register your interest today



Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., is a professional genealogist specialising in DNA evidence. He is the author of the long-running blog The Genetic Genealogist, and frequently gives presentations and webinars to educate others about the use of DNA to explore their ancestry. Click here for more about Blaine.


(dates may change slightly)

Each city will feature a program of about 6 talks during the day - and probably an evening program. Most presentations will be done by Blaine, but there may be some supporting speakers.

BRISBANE - Wed 14 Aug 2019

PERTH - Sat 17 Aug 2019

ADELAIDE - Mon 19 Aug 2019

MELBOURNE - Thu 22 Aug 2019

CANBERRA - Sat 24 Aug 2019

SYDNEY - Mon-Wed 26-28 Aug 2019 an extended in-depth program in Sydney


The first day will have a similar program to the other cities. The second and third days are expected to offer two streams with various contributing speakers

  1. beginner / intermediate stream
  2. intermediate / advanced stream
Blaine will be supported in Sydney by a number of other speakers. Here are those so far committed:
Louise Coakley (Qld) - Genie1: DNA & Genealogy
Kerry Farmer (NSW) - about Kerry
Michelle Patient (New Zealand) - about Michelle
Cate Pearce (WA) - GENetic GENealogy Australia
Helen Smith (Qld) - Dragon Genealogy
... more to be advised
Louise    Kerry     Michelle    Cate    Helen

surveyWE NEED YOUR HELP - to guide us with venue and general planning please let us know what interest, if any, you have in either the one-day event in your own city or the three-day extended program in Sydney. Or both! If you do a one-day program your own city there will be significant discount if you also do the three-day Sydney program.

CLICK HERE or the graphic at right to register your interest, whether definite or just possible at this stage. This will help us choose the right venues and meeting room/s of adequate capacity. It also allows us to keep you informed of developments.



Further details - program, other speakers, venues, costs, etc. - will be advised as planning proceeds.