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Reports & Testimonials

Here is some feedback from the Unlock the Past Victorian Expo 2011 (Geelong) from blogs and testimonials.

Blogs and other reports online

Simon & Judy Brown on AUS-VIC-GEELONG-DISTRICT-L Archives - Expo from a first timer and a Huge thankyou! - "... Wow what an experience. If you ever get the chance to go don't think about it ... Do it, let everybody take care of themselves for the weekend ... the presentations are incredible"

Shauna Hicks - Review Unlock the Past History & Genealogy Expo, Geelong 2-3 Sep 2011 - "... the biggest and best of the 2011 history and genealogy expos..."

Merron Riddiford (Western District Families)

  • Only Seven More Sleeps - an interesting pre-expo planning blog - "when I found out the 2011 Victorian Expo would be in Geelong, less than an hour from home, nothing was going to stop me ... Now I have two jammed packed days planned..."
  • A Small Find at the Vic Expo - "... two days of great talks with plenty of tips ... did several laps of the exhibiton hall each day and I was still finding new things late on the second day ..." [what follows is great for us as organisers to hear]

Carole Riley - Unlock The Past Expo Victoria - "last of the four Unlock The Past Expos ... and it was the biggest and best ever..."

Helen Smith

Susie Zada

  • Day 1 – Victorian Expo - "Wow – day 1 of the Victorian Expo (Geelong) was terrific – caught up with heaps of friends, didn’t stop talking ALL day [surprise anyone?] and we launched our new “book” [CD] … Irish in Geelong & District.
  • Day 2 – Victorian Expo - "… what a magnificent couple of days!" ... "we did an absolute roaring trade with our huge range of local & family history books from our Geelong & district groups"

State Library of Victoria - Geelong & Genealogy - "... All in all an excellent weekend for genealogists in Geelong!"


Some personal testimonials

to come - from expo survey responses