History & Genealogy Cruise November 2011 - main program

Cruise Program

updated 2 November 2011

Click here for further descriptions of many of the topics below
Click here for additional candidate topics for special interest groups dinner table themes or the Research Help Zone
hospitality desk - times provisional at this stage. More details to come.

NOTE - The program is subject to change. The day presentations should not change much - if at all. The evening topics are provisional only at this stage and will depend on the interest there is.

DAY/venue TIME ACTIVITY/PRESENTATION SPEAKER
 Mon 21 Nov - Auckland    
  1pm-4pm Board ship  
  4.15pm Boat Drill  
  5.45pm Dinner  

Crows nest

7.30pm-8.30pm Welcome - meet & greet  
 Tue 22 Nov - AT SEA - Cruise Coromandel Peninsula   
Wajang theatre 8.00am-8.10am Welcome and notices  
8.10am-8.55am At sea: then and now Shauna Hicks
9.00am-9.45am Discover Scottish family history Chris Paton
Atrium 10.00am-12noon hospitality desk  
Hudson room 1.00pm-1.45pm The convict Irish Perry McIntyre
1.50pm-2.30pm Government, Police & Education Gazettes Rosemary Kopittke
2.35pm-3.15pm Introduction to New Zealand Research Lynne Blake
3.20pm-3.50pm On the Internet with free genealogy sites Jan Gow
Wajang theatre 4.00pm-4.45pm The Anzacs: Australians at Gallipoli and Gallipoli today Richard Reid
4.50pm-5.35pm Beginning Irish research Perry McIntyre
Rotterdam 6.00pm-7.30pm Dining - themed tables  
Hudson room 7.30pm-8.30pm Research Help Zone  
8.30pm-9.30pm Interest groups - topics to be advised  
 Wed 23 Nov - TAURANGA 8am-8pm 
Atrium 8am-10am hospitality desk  
    uncommitted  
Hudson 11.30am-1.30pm Research Help Zone several experts
    uncommitted  
Hudson 4.00pm-5.00pm Research Help Zone several experts
Rotterdam 6.00pm-7.30pm Dining - themed tables  
Hudson room 7.45pm-8.30pm Asylum records: a place to look for missing ancestors Shauna Hicks
8.40pm-9.30pm Directories and almanacs Rosemary Kopittke
 Thu 24 Nov - NAPIER 2pm-8pm
Wajang theatre 8.00am-8.10am notices for the day  
8.10am-8.55am Discover Scottish church records Chris Paton
9.00am-9.45am Key Irish documents Richard Reid
Atrium 10.00am-11am hospitality desk  
Hudson 10.30am-12noon Research Help Zone several experts
    uncommitted  
Hudson 4.00pm-5.00pm Research Help Zone several experts
Rotterdam 6.00pm-7.30pm Dining - themed tables  
Hudson room 7.45pm-8.30pm Tracing military ancestors Shauna Hicks
8.40pm-9.30pm Irish old age pension claims Perry McIntyre
 Fri 25 Nov - WELLINGTON 10am-11.59pm
Wajang theatre 8.00am-8.10am notices for the day  
8.10am-8.55am Are you making the most of TROVE? Shauna Hicks
9.00am-9.45am Irish emigrant journey to 19th century Australia Richard Reid
Atrium 10.00am-11am hospitality desk  
Hudson 10.30am-12noon Research Help Zone several experts
    uncommitted  
Hudson 4.00pm-5.00pm Research Help Zone several experts
Rotterdam 6.00pm-7.30pm Dining - themed tables  
Hudson room 7.45pm-8.30pm Research Help Zone - Anc/UK Gen/FMP/MyHer/Genes/ScotP/GOONS etc several experts
8.40pm-9.30pm Interest groups - topics to be advised  
 Sat 26 Nov - PICTON 8am-6pm
Atrium 10.00am-11am hospitality desk  
Hudson 10.30am-12noon Research Help Zone several experts
    uncommitted  
Hudson 4.00pm-5.00pm Research Help Zone several experts
Rotterdam 6.00pm-7.30pm Dining - themed tables  
Hudson room 7.45pm-8.30pm Behind bars: convicts and criminals Shauna Hicks
8.40pm-9.30pm Discover Scottish land records Chris Paton
 Sun 27 Nov - AKAROA 8am-7pm. Transfer to shore via tender 
Atrium 10.00am-11am hospitality desk  
Hudson 10.30am-12noon Research Help Zone several experts
    uncommitted  
Hudson 4.00pm-5.00pm Research Help Zone several experts
Rotterdam 6.00pm-7.30pm Dining - themed tables  
Hudson room 7.45pm-8.30pm Get to know Ireland - what is a province, county, townland etc … Perry McIntyre
8.40pm-9.30pm Research on the ground in Ireland Keith Johnson
 Mon 28 Nov - DUNEDIN 8am-6pm 
Atrium 10.00am-11am hospitality desk  
Hudson 10.30am-12noon Research Help Zone several experts
    uncommitted  
Hudson 4.00pm-5.00pm Research Help Zone several experts
Rotterdam 6.00pm-7.30pm Dining - themed tables  
Hudson room 7.45pm-8.30pm Family history on the cheap: tips and tricks Shauna Hicks
8.40pm-9.30pm Digitising and organising your family history Helen Smith
 Tue 29 Nov - AT SEA Fjordland National Park
Wajang theatre 8.00am-8.10am notices for the day  
8.10am-8.55am The 19th century Irish landscape of your ancestors Perry McIntyre
9.00am-9.45am Using the NZ BDM records online - hints, tips, unique features Jan Gow
Atrium 10.00am-11am hospitality desk  
Hudson room 1.00pm-1.45pm    
1.50pm-2.30pm times on this day subject to change HA to advise best times  
2.35pm-3.15pm to clear sight seeing - or just announce times on the day  
3.20pm-3.50pm    
Wajang theatre 4.00pm-4.45pm Using UK Archives for Family History Helen Smith
4.50pm-5.35pm Google your family tree Shauna Hicks
Rotterdam 6.00pm-7.30pm Dining - themed tables  
Hudson room 7.30pm-8.30pm Scottish weavers Chris Paton
8.30pm-9.30pm TRIVIA QUIZ
 
 Wed 30 Nov - AT SEA - to Australia 
Wajang theatre 8.00am-8.10am notices for the day  
8.10am-8.55am Scottish censuses 1841-1939 Chris Paton
9.00am-9.45am Finding your Irish ancestor in Australia - BDM and arrival Perry McIntyre
Atrium 10.00am-11am hospitality desk  
Hudson room 1.00pm-1.45pm Ancestry.com.au Rosemary Kopittke
1.50pm-2.30pm DNA and genealogy Chris Paton
2.35pm-3.15pm Biographical Database of Australia Keith Johnson
3.20pm-3.50pm TheGenealogist.co.uk Rosemary Kopittke
Wajang theatre 4.00pm-4.45pm The Great Famine 1845-55: Irish ancestral experience & memory  Richard Reid
4.50pm-5.35pm Irish resources online Chris Paton
Rotterdam 6.00pm-7.30pm Dining - themed tables  
Hudson room 7.30pm-8.30pm Research Help Zone  
8.30pm-9.30pm Interest groups - topics to be advised  
 Thu 1 Dec - AT SEA - to Australia    
Wajang theatre 8.00am-8.10am notices for the day  
8.10am-8.55am The Australian Imperial Force on the Western Front 1916-19 Richard Reid
9.00am-9.45am Scottish civil records Chris Paton
Atrium 10.00am-11am hospitality desk  
Hudson room 1.00pm-1.45pm Findmypast - UK Rosemary Kopittke
1.50pm-2.30pm Civil registration in Ireland Perry McIntyre
2.35pm-3.15pm Scots and Gaelic – d’ye ken the difference? Chris Paton
3.20pm-3.50pm MyHeritage Rosemary Kopittke
Wajang theatre 4.00pm-4.45pm Writing family history articles Chris Paton
4.50pm-5.35pm Where else can I search for ancestors: it’s not all online Shauna Hicks
Rotterdam 6.00pm-7.30pm Dining - themed tables  
Hudson room 7.30pm-8.30pm Research Help Zone  
8.30pm-9.30pm Interest groups - topics to be advised  
 Fri 2 Dec - BURNIE 6am-5pm - shore seminar? 
Wajang theatre 8.00am-8.10am notices for the day  
8.10am-8.55am Warning warning: tips and tricks to avoid common mistakes Shauna Hicks
9.00am-9.45am Findmypast Australasia Rosemary Kopittke
Atrium 10.00am-11am hospitality desk  
Hudson 10.30am-12noon Research Help Zone several experts
    uncommitted  
Hudson 4.00pm-5.00pm Research Help Zone several experts
Rotterdam 6.00pm-7.30pm Dining - themed tables  
Hudson room 7.45pm-8.30pm Not just Ned - a true history of the Irish in Australia Richard Reid
8.40pm-9.30pm Checking the big 5: creating check list for UK research Jan Gow
 Sat 3 Dec - MELBOURNE 8am-6pm - shore seminar?
Atrium 10.00am-11am hospitality desk  
Hudson 10.30am-12noon Research Help Zone several experts
    uncommitted  
Hudson 4.00pm-5.00pm Research Help Zone several experts
Rotterdam 6.00pm-7.30pm Dining - themed tables  
Hudson room 7.45pm-8.30pm Online newspapers Shauna Hicks
8.40pm-9.30pm FamilySearch Jan Gow
 Sun 4 Dec - AT SEA - to Sydney 
Wajang theatre 8.00am-8.10am notices for the day  
8.10am-8.55am Scottish marriage Chris Paton
9.00am-9.45am Making the most of Australian government archives online Shauna Hicks
Atrium 10.00am-11am hospitality desk  
Hudson room 1.00pm-1.45pm Obliged all the small cottiers to leave his land Richard Reid
1.50pm-2.30pm Free women in the 1830s - Irish and English Perry McIntyre
2.35pm-3.15pm Books for Irish Research Keith Johnson
3.20pm-3.50pm Young Genies: helping and inspiring young people - to confirm Lynne Blake
    uncommitted  
Wajang theatre 4.00pm-4.45pm ‘Sinners, saints and settlers’: Irish places stories Kiama-Kalgoorlie Richard Reid
4.50pm-5.35pm The Mount Stewart murder (Chris Paton) - NEW Chris Paton
Rotterdam 6.00pm-7.30pm Dining - themed tables  
Hudson room 7.45pm-8.30pm Research Help Zone  
8.40pm-9.30pm Final meeting/forum/wrap up  
 Mon 5 Dec - SYDNEY - disembark 
  6am disembark  

Research Help Zone

This is similar to what we have had at our 2011 Expos - a place (and time) dedicated for research advice and product demonstrations. This can include web product demonstrations when in port and an Internet signal can be received (on the ship).

  • It is available from any of our team of cruise presenters who are available at the time, including Helen Smith who is a late addition to our team of presenters.
  • We are open to any other offer to lead a session on a topic or region not otherwise listed.
  • Not all experts will be available at all sessions. Some (mainly Chris and Rosemary, but sometime others) are involved in shore seminars at times or may have other commitments. We will post a list of experts who will be available at any programmed session during the cruise. We may be able to post a provisional list of experts, times and advice they can offer beforehand to assist you to plan, but this will be subject to review when we are onboard.
  • We have initially scheduled these mainly on days the ship is in port, with a few in the evening. We have listed these for the Hudson room, but some may occur in a nearby lounge - to be advised on the day
  • If there are people waiting, time for any one inquiry may be limited to 15 minutes.
  • If there is interest from a number of people in the same topic, we may set aside a time for a small group demonstration/discussion.

     

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