Unlock The Past will be at

Unlock the Past Cruises

Judy Russell and Paul Blake downunder - Dunedin

This seminar is presented by Unlock the Past with the support of local societies

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



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

WHEN: Saturday 20 February 2016, 10am - 3pm

WHERE: Dunedin Public Library, 230 Moray Place, Dunedin

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 Thursday 18 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)

Provisional program


10.00amregistration, exhibition, sales
10.25amwelcome and seminar introduction
10.30amFeme sole, feme covert: women under the common law - Judy Russell
11.15ambreak and exhibition
11.45amOrigins of your Irish ancestors - Paul Blake
12.30pmseminar sponsor presentation - to be advised
12.45pmlunch break and exhibition
2.00pmprize draw
2.10pmDiscovering your London genealogy: or the metropolitan nightmare - Paul Blake
Exhibitors in Dunedin

  • Genealogy ebooks
  • Gould Genealogy & History 
  • Unlock the Past publications
  • Unlock the Past Cruises 
Some practical matters

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

Further information