History, Genealogy and Heritage Events

Unlock The Past will be at

Unlock the Past Cruises

Putting your ancestors in context

Event Information

  • 30 Jan 2016 9:30am - 1:00pm
  • Queen Alexandra Conference Centre, 347 Old Cleveland Road,
  • Queensland
Other Information
  • Cost: Member $25.00. Non-member $35.00

  Session 1 - Placing your family tree within its forest Pauleen Cass, blogger and genealogist. Moving beyond the genealogical data of our family trees, it’s time to consider the broader picture. How were their lives affected by the place where they lived and the community within which they lived? Exploring these factors can add richness to our family stories and perhaps help us to understand why they chose certain actions.


  • Session 2 - Moments in time: British ancestors in history - Pauline Williams, experienced English researcher and former editor of GSQ’s journal, Generation.

Our knowledge of British history often focusses on the rich and important people, but they were just a small proportion of the population. This presentation explores the impact that some significant events had on our ancestors' lives and where you may find records.

  • Session 3- Mapping your ancestors Helen Smith, respected researcher and presenter. Understanding the area your ancestors lived in necessary for understanding your ancestors’ lives.

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