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 - Sydney

Event Information

  • 15 Aug 2017 9:00am - 16 Aug 2017 4:30pm
  • Parramatta RSL Club, Corner Macquarie & O’Connell Streets
  • Parramatta
  • New South Wales
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 Sydney
Sydney seminar

When and where

WHEN: Tuesday 15 August 2017, 9am-4.50pm
            Wednesday 16 August 2017, 9am-4.35pm

WHERE: Parramatta RSL ClubParramatta RSL
Corner Macquarie & O’Connell Streets
                Parramatta, NSW 2150


  • 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

Tuesday 15 August 2017

9.00amregistration and exhibition
9.45amwelcome and seminar introduction
9.50amArchives, libraries & institutions for genealogical researchers in Germany (Dirk Weissleder)
10.40ambreak and exhibition
11.10amIntroduction to European research (Dirk Weissleder)
12.10pmEuropean resources at the Society of Australian Genealogists
12.40pmlunch break and exhibition
2.00pmMyHeritage technologies 1
2.30pmThe International German Genealogical Partnership (Dirk Weissleder)
2.45pmUsing DNA to solve genealogical puzzles (Kerry Farmer)
3.35pmbreak and exhibition
4.00pmResearch trip: activities and examples in the ancestral home village (Dirk Weissleder)

Wednesday 16 August 2017

9.00amregistration and exhibition
9.45amwelcome and seminar introduction
9.50amA beginner’s guide to British and Irish genealogy (Chris Paton)
10.40ambreak and exhibition
11.10amDiscover Scottish church records (Chris Paton)
12.10pmBritish Isles resources at the  Society of Australian Genealogists                                 
12.40pmlunch break and exhibition
2.00pmMyHeritage technologies 2
2.15pmIrish family history resources online (Chris Paton)
3.05pmprize draw
3.15pmbreak and exhibition
3.30pmLiving DNA presentation
3.45pmDiscover Irish land records (Chris Paton)

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 - to be advised

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