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Louis Kessler and Paul Blake downunder - Melbourne

MelbourneA full day seminar with leading Unlock the Past cruise presenters, Louis Kessler (Canada) & 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

Celtic ClubWHEN: Friday 26 February 2016, 10am - 4.30pm
           (note 26 Feb is correct - a leaflet incorrectly said 26 Mar) 

WHERE: Celtic Club, 316-320 Queen Street, Melbourne 


  • Pre-booked - by Tuesday 23 February 2016, 9pm
    $39.50 - full day
    $29.50 - morning only 10am to 2pm
    $29.50 - afternoon only 12.30pm to 4.30pm
  • on the day - if not booked out
    - $50 - full day
    - $35 
    - half day

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ONLINE BOOKING is only available if paying by Visa or Mastercard or for societies wanting to take bookings for members - see other booking/payment options below

  • individuals
    • online bookings - Visa or Mastercard only
    • phone or mail - cheque, Visa, Mastercard
    • phone or mail - EFT
       - Account Name: Gould Genealogy
       - BSB: 015-621
       - Account Number: 1980 23389
  • Societies taking bookings for members - ask for special code 



10.00amregistration, exhibition, sales
10.25amwelcome and seminar introduction
10.30amHow to improve research with sourceā€based genealogy - Louis Kessler
11.15ambreak and exhibition
11.45amUsing British probate records to discover the origins of your emigrant - Paul Blake
12.30pmseminar sponsor presentation - to be advised
12.45pmlunch break and exhibition
2.00pmprize draw 
2.10pmlocal partner promos
2.30pmOrigins of your Irish ancestors - Paul Blake
3.15pmbreak and exhibition
3.45pmProtestant nonconformity in England and Wales - Paul Blake

  • Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies
  • Genealogical Society of Victoria
  • Genealogy ebooks
  • Gould Genealogy & History 
  • Unlock the Past publications
  • Unlock the Past Cruises
  • VicGum 
Some practical matters

  • Food is not included in the seminar cost. The Celtic Club has a bar and restaurant. However neither the bar (light meals) nor the restaurant have the capacity to serve large numbers (as we expect) in the allocated lunch break. Being a club they do not allow food to be brought onto the premises, but there are an number of nearby cafes and restaurants you can use.

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