Unlock The Past will be at

2017 UTP cruise - PNG - Jul-Aug 2017 
Researching abroad: Brit/Eur - Aug 2017 
NSW & ACT State Conference - Sep 2017 
Holy Land tour/conference - Oct/Nov 2017 
2018 UTP cruise - Alaska - Aug/Sep 2018


Researching abroad: British Isles & European ancestors - Melbourne

Event Information

  • 18 Aug 2017 9:00am - 19 Aug 2017 4:30pm
  • Veneto Club, 191 Bulleen Rd
  • Bulleen
  • Victoria
Other Information
  • Cost: $87 for both days, $57 for one day

with leading international genealogists
Chris Paton
 (Scotland) and Dirk Weissleder (Germany)

  • eight main presentations over two days
  • supporting shorter presentations by local and sponsoring partners
  • an exhibition by event partners
  • special offers and hundreds of dollars worth of prizes
CLICK HERE for speaker biographies and other cities the roadshow covers
CLICK HERE or the image at the right to download a program leaflet for Melbourne

When and where

WHEN: Friday 18 August 2017, 9am-4.50pm
           Saturday 19 August 2017, 9am-4.30pm

WHEREVeneto Club
             191 Bulleen Rd
             Bulleen VIC 3105


  • Pre-booked - by 9pm Sun 6 Aug 2017
    - both days - $87
    - one day (Tue or Wed) - $57
    NOTE: only those pre-booked will be in the main prize draw
  • On the day
    - both days - $90
    - one day (Tue or Wed) - $60

book now  CLICK HERE or the icon at the left to book your place

Preliminary - subject to minor change

Friday 18 August 2017

9.00amregistration and exhibition
9.45amwelcome and seminar introduction
9.50amBritish and Irish newspapers (Chris Paton)
10.40ambreak and exhibition
11.10amScottish research resources before 1800 (Chris Paton)
12.10pmBritish Isles resources at the Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies                             
12.25pm British Isles resources at the Genealogical Society of Victoria
12.40pmlunch break and exhibition
2.00pmMyHeritage technologies 1
2.30pmBritish censuses and substitutes (Chris Paton)
3.20pmprize draw
3.30pmbreak and exhibition
3.45pmLiving DNA presentation
4.00pmDiscover Irish land records (Chris Paton)

Saturday 19 August 2017

9.00amregistration and exhibition
9.45amwelcome and seminar introduction
9.50amPrimary and secondary sources on genealogy in Germany (Dirk Weissleder) 
10.40ambreak and exhibition
11.10amIntroduction to European research (Dirk Weissleder)
12.10pmEuropean resources at the Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies
12.25pm European resources at the  Genealogical Society of Victoria
12.40pmlunch break and exhibition
2.00pmThe International German Genealogical Partnership (Dirk Weissleder)
2.15pmMyHeritage technologies 2
2.30pmUsing DNA to solve genealogical puzzles (Patsy Daly)
3.20pmbreak and exhibition
3.40pmArchives, libraries & institutions for genealogical researchers in Germany (Dirk Weissleder)          

Other information 

Exhibition - an exhibition with information and sales tables will be open in all breaks and before the first presentations each date

Food - this is not included in the seminar cost. We recommend the club's restaurant, cafe and bar for food and drink at the venue

Parking - there is ample onsite parking

Sponsors and exhibitors

Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies             GSV

Gen-eboooks     Gould Digital 

Gould      ADBA     UTP     UTP cruises

Finders Cafe   Teapot   Vicgum