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Unlock the Past Cruises

Judy Russell and Paul Blake downunder - Auckland

AucklandThis seminar is presented by Unlock the Past in association with Auckland Libraries

A full day seminar with leading Unlock the Past cruise presenters, Judy Russell (US) and Paul Blake (UK).

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  • four main presentations
  • supporting shorter presentations by local and sponsoring partners
  • an exhibition by event partners
  • special offers and hundreds of dollars worth of prizes

Auckland Library
 Saturday 13 February 2016, 10am - 3.55pm

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

COST: NZ$20 - payable on entry on the day - cash only
see note below about the need to book in advance

Book ahead

Why book ahead when payment is only required on entry? 
  • for the seminar organisers it helps for planning, set up and registration on entry – and a post-seminar survey
  • for exhibitors it is a guide to the amount of promotional material to bring
  • for attendees it assures you of a place and enters you into an extra prize draw for a $50 Genealogy ebooks voucher (only those pre-booking can be guaranteed a place)

It may be possible to just come on the day, but if the meeting room capacity is reached, those who have pre-booked (before the room limit is reached) will have precedence. No payment is required with the online booking - just your name and contact.

book Click the button at the left to book online now

Update 11 Feb 2016: Pre bookings have closed. There are still places available should you wish to come and register on the day.



10.00amregistration, exhibition, sales
10.25amwelcome and seminar introduction
10.30amThe common poor: transported, indentured, enslaved - Judy Russell
11.15ambreak and exhibition
11.45amNo vitals? No problem! Building a family through circumstantial evidence - Judy Russell
12.30pmseminar sponsor presentation - to be advised
12.45pmlunch break and exhibition
1.55pmprize draw 
2.00pmAuckland Libraries presentation - Seonaid Lewis
2.15pmProtestant nonconformity in England and Wales - Paul Blake
3.00pmbreak and exhibition
3.10pmLondon genealogy: or the metropolitan nightmare - Paul Blake
Exhibitors in Auckland

  • Auckland Libraries
  • Genealogy ebooks
  • Gould Genealogy & History
  • New Zealand Society of Genealogists
  • Unlock the Past publications
  • Unlock the Past Cruises 
  • ... others to be advised 
Some practical matters

  • Food is not included in the seminar cost - advice to come

Further information