Cruise shore seminars

Some of our expert presenters on the cruise will also present at various seminars on shore before, during (while the ship is in port) and after the cruise.

  • The seminars are intended for those in the regions concerned, not those on the cruise itself
  • All seminars will have a Scottish or Irish focus, usually both with maybe one or more topics of general interest
  • Books by Chris Paton and other Unlock the Past authors will be available at the seminars

Auckland - Saturday 19 November at Whare Wānanga, Central City Library 10am-4pm

Location: Whare Wānanga, Central City Library, 44-46 Lorne Street, Auckland

10.15am - Chris Paton - Irish resources online
11.15am - Rosemary Kopittke - Findmypast
12noon - break (lunch or research in Central Auckland Research Centre)
12noon - Seonaid Lewis offers a tour of Central Auckland Research Centre
1pm - Chris Paton - Discover Scottish church records
1.45pm - Shauna Hicks - Google your family tree: tips and tricks
2.30pm - Break
3.00pm - Chris Paton - Discover Scottish land records
3.45pm - finish

Admission NZ$35 for full day, NZ$25 for half day 10am-1pm OR 1pm-4pm
A selection of Unlock the Past and other products will be available to view and purchase or order

CLICK HERE to book. Payment options:

  • Visa or Mastercard card preferred - online. This will be charged in AUD. When converted it will be close to the listed NZD fee, usually slightly below, but depends on the exchange rate on the day.
  • paypal - online. You will receive an email with instructions on where to send the payment.
  • If you would like to pay by IMT (International Money Transfer) please contact us for instructions - alan@unlockthepast.com.au. Please note this will involve international transfer fees.
  • Cash on the day. We are unable to record a firm booking without payment, but we can record your interest in attending (if you do not wish to pay in advance) and advise you a few days before if there are still places available for payment at the seminar. Email - alan@unlockthepast.com.au

Click here for seminar web page.


Auckland - Monday 21 November at Whare Wānanga, Central City Library 9am-1pm

Location: Whare Wānanga Central City Library, 44-46 Lorne Street, Auckland

9.00am - Seonaid Lewis offers a tour of Central Auckland Research Centre
10.30am - Dr Perry McIntyre - Beginning Irish Research
noon - Dr Richard Reid - Emigrant Journey to 19th Century Australia/New Zealand

Admission Free
A selection of Unlock the Past and other products will be available to view and purchase or order

Bookings are essential. Reserve your spot now by phone 09 307 7771 or through the library website:


Tauranga - Wednesday 23 November - at Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, (off Granada St) Arataki

1.00pm - Rosemary Kopittke - Findmypast
1.45pm - Dr Perry McIntyre - Irish Parish Registers
2.30pm - break
3.00pm - Dr Richard Reid - Key Irish Documents
3.45pm - finish

Admission NZ$10
A selection of Unlock the Past and other products will be available to view and purchase or order

Host society and contacts:
NZSG Papamoa Branch NZSG
Pam Meharry (07) 575-3207 pamelabrian@xtra.co.nz


Napier (Hawkes Bay) - Thursday 24 November - at Stoneycroft, Omahu Rd, Hastings

Program

3.30pm - Chris Paton - Discover Scottish church records
4.15pm - Jan Gow - Hitting the Ground Running: Preparing for a research trip
5.00pm - finish

Admission NZ$10 - Must pre-purchase from Marguerite Young (06) 878-2264
A selection of Unlock the Past and other products will be available to view and purchase or order

Host society and contacts:
NZSG Hawkes Bay Branch
Lily Baker (06) 878-9883 lcbkr@xtra.co.nz


Wellington - Friday 25 November - at Conference Room, Archives NZ, 10 Mulgrave St. Wellington

Program

1.00pm - Chris Paton - Discover Scottish church records
1.45pm - Chris Paton - Irish resources online
2.30pm - break
3.00pm - Rosemary Kopittke - Findmypast
3.45pm - finish

Admission NZ$10
A selection of Unlock the Past and other products will be available to view and purchase or order

Host society and contacts:
NZSG Kilbirnie Branch & Irish Interest Group Lower North Island (LNI)
Jenny Martin (04) 478-7621 jenmartin@paradise.net.nz


Akaroa (near Christchurch) - Sunday 27 November - at Little River Rugby Club Rooms, Little River Domain, Little River

Program

1.30pm - Chris Paton - Discover Scottish church records
2.15pm - Helen Smith - Help! I’m stuck - Breaking down brick walls
3.00pm - break
3.15pm - Chris Paton - Irish resources online
4.00pm - finish

Admission NZ$10
A selection of Unlock the Past and other products will be available to view and purchase or order

Host society and contacts:
NZSG Canterbury Branchs
Lorraine Wilmhurst (03) 358-5824 (til 12/11/11)
then Jan Slater astrogen@ihug.co.nz


Port Chalmers (Dunedin) - Monday 28 November - Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor, Dunedin Public Library, Moray Place, Dunedin

Program

1.00pm - Chris Paton - Discover Scottish church records
1.45pm - Chris Paton - Irish resources online
2.30pm - break
3.00pm - Rosemary Kopittke - Findmypast
3.45pm - finish

Admission NZ$10
A selection of Unlock the Past and other products will be available to view and purchase or order

Host society and contacts:
NZSG Dunedin Branch

Brian Williscroft (03) 453-1257 brianp@clear.net.nz

The above details are provisional and subject to change


Burnie - Friday 2 December - at Portside building, 2 Spring St, Burnie

Program

1.00pm - Chris Paton - Discover Scottish church records
1.45pm - Chris Paton - Irish resources online
2.30pm - break
3.00pm - Rosemary Kopittke - Findmypast
3.45pm - finish

Admission $15 Bookings necessary to be sure of a place.
A selection of books from Unlock the Past and others will be available to view and purchase.

CLICK HERE to book online. You may also book by phone - (08) 8395 7476 Payment options:

  • Visa or Mastercard card preferred - online.
  • paypal - online. You will receive an email with instructions on where to send the payment.
  • EFT, phone or cheque/money order by mail. Details will be on your booking confirmation email.

Bookings can also be made with Peter Cocker, but must be accompanied by payment to be sure of a place.

Host society and contacts:
Tasmanian Family History Society: Burnie Branch

Peter Cocker (03) 6435 4103 petjud@bigpond.com


Melbourne - Saturday 3 December - The Celtic Club, 316-320 Queen Street, Melbourne, Vic 3000

9.00am - registration and exhibitors
9.30am - Dr Richard Reid - Key Irish documents
10.15am -  Dr Liz Rushen - Researching Irish immigrant women
11.00am - break
11.30am - Rosemary Kopittke - Findmypast
12.00pm - lunch break
1.00pm - Jan Gow - ScotlandsPeople
1.30pm - Dr Perry McIntyre - Get to know Ireland: what is a province, county, townland, parish, poor law union etc.
2.15pm - Dr Richard Reid - Emigrant Journey to 19th Century Australia/New Zealand
3.00pm - finish

Admission $40 for full day, $25 for half day 9am-1pm OR 12noon-3pm.
A selection of books from Unlock the Past and Anchor Books (Irish) will be available to view and purchase.

CLICK HERE to book. You may also book by phone - (08) 8395 7476 Payment options:

  • Visa or Mastercard card preferred - online.
  • paypal - online. You will receive an email with instructions on where to send the payment.
  • EFT, phone or cheque/money order by mail. Details will be on your booking confirmation email.

Note: Food - you need to arrange this yourself. The club bar will be open at 11am for a tea break and from 12noon for lunch.


Sydney - Monday 5 December at State Records NSW seminar room 10am-4pm

Location: State Records NSW, 2 Globe Street, The Rocks, Sydney

9.30am - registration and exhibitors
10.00am - Chris Paton - Discover Scottish church records
10.45am - Chris Paton - Irish resources online
11.30am - Brad Manera - Sydney under attack May-June 1942
12.15pm - lunch break
1.15pm - 1942: War comes to Australia: Darwin bombed, Sydney attacked
1.45pm - Chris Paton - Scottish censuses 1841-1939
2.30pm - Rosemary Kopittke - Findmypast
3.15pm - finish

Admission $40 for full day, $25 for half day 10am-1pm OR 1pm-4pm.
Note: space is very limited in Sydney - book early to be sure of a place
A selection of Unlock the Past and other products will be available to view and purchase.

CLICK HERE to book. You may also book by phone - (08) 8395 7476 Payment options:

  • Visa or Mastercard card preferred - online.
  • paypal - online. You will receive an email with instructions on where to send the payment.
  • EFT, phone or cheque/money order by mail. Details will be on your booking confirmation email.

Note: Food not provided at the venue

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