Unlock the Past Cruises

Paul Blake downunder - Christchurch

This seminar is presented by Unlock the Past with the support of the 
New Zealand Society of Genealogists - Canterbury Branch

Hear leading British genealogist, Paul Blake, speak on British and Irish genealogy


  • two presentations by Paul Blake
  • an exhibition by event partners
  • special offers and hundreds of dollars worth of prizes

Te HapuaWHEN: Friday 19 February 2016, 11.30am - 2.45pm

WHERE:  Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 339 Halswell Road, Christchurch

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

Book ahead (by 9pm Wednesday 17 February 2016)

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
  • those pre-booked will be in an extra prize draw for a $50 Genealogy ebooks voucher

It should still be possible to just come on the day, but as noted above there is an additional prize drawn from those who help us by pre-booking.

No payment is required with the online booking - just your name and contact.

book Click the button at the left to book online now
NOTE: it is best to book online (no payment needed at this stage)



11.30pmregistration, exhibition, book sales
12.15pmOrigins of your Irish ancestors - Paul Blake
1.00pmbreak and book sales
1.45pmseminar sponsor information and prizes draw
2.00pmProtestant nonconformity in England and Wales - Paul Blake
Exhibitors in Christchurch

  • Genealogy ebooks
  • Gould Genealogy & History
  • New Zealand Society of Genealogists - Canterbury Branch
  • Unlock the Past publications
  • Unlock the Past Cruises 
Some practical matters

  • Food is not included in the seminar cost - advice to come
    Unfortunately the very tight schedule we have is dictated by the fact that the seminar speaker and organisers are coming off a cruise ship anchored at Akaroa, over an hour from Christchurch. We will liasie with our local partner, New Zealand Society of Genealogists - Canterbury Branch, for further advice on food and refreshments. 

Further information