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Press Release - 3rd Unlock the Past History & Genealogy Cruise 10-19 Feb 2013

The 3rd Unlock the Past History & Genealogy cruise 10-19 February 2013

Adelaide, South Australia, 1 July 2012 - Unlock the Past announces the 3rd Unlock the Past History & Genealogy Cruise. This will be a relaxing 9 night cruise to the South Pacific, combined with a fascinating history and genealogy themed conference.

Calling all Genealogy, History & Heritage Vendors & Organisations

Last year Unlock the Past held two History & Genealogy Expos around Australia. This year we’re holding four, this means we get to see many more of you around this big country.  All who pre-book by the Monday before each Expo will get into the Expo FREE. This will increase the number attending and your exposure. A modest charge will apply to those who come on the day. Every attendee gets a Registration Kit.

History-Genealogy Magazines Poll

Here are the results of our 19th Unlock the Past poll - What do you generally read in history/genealogy magazines? One hundred and sixty-eight people voted casting a total of 1605 votes.

Most of the article categories listed are read by more than 50 percent of readers (just a few exceptions).

Research and Heritage Tours Poll

Here are the results of our 18th Unlock the Past poll - What kind of research or heritage tours would you consider joining? Seventy-eight people voted casting a total of 422 votes.

The most popular tour was a research tour of Ireland (45%) though all similar tours in Britain and the one to Salt Lake City had a good response. As well, there is good interest in doing special custom tours of ancestral places (21%).

Who Do You Think You Are Poll

Here are the results of our 17th Unlock the Past poll - Which "Who Do You Think You Are" TV programs have you watched? Three hundred and nine people voted casting a total of 916 votes. The summary shows a great interest in the series - particularly the British and Australian episodes.

Major Events Poll

Here are the results of our 16th Unlock the Past poll - What major events do you hope to attend? Seventy-six people voted casting a total of 216 votes. The summary shows a lot of interest in attending major events - more than 60 percent have indicated they will be attending the Find My Past Tour in May and the National Roadshow later in the year. Events which are regional (and hence not accessible to everyone who responded) still have recorded a fairly high level of interest.

How Did You Get Into History or Genealogy Poll

Here are the results of our 13th Unlock the Past poll - How did you get into history or genealogy? 116 people voted indicating a huge range of things which triggered their initial interest - "other" scored the most votes.

The usefulness of digitised records when researching

For the past 2 years I have been researching Lutheran history in South Australia and their response to Hitler. It’s a fascinating topic and one that’s never been looked at before so there’s not much information and only a small portion compiled.

Presenting your research poll results

Here are the results of our 7th Unlock the Past poll.

Queensland – 150 years on

This has been a special year in Queensland’s history.

As the Q150 website explains: “Proclamation Day, Thursday 10 December 2009, [marked] 150 years since the historic reading in Brisbane of the Letters Patent … proclaiming Queensland a separate colony to New South Wales.

Queensland’s first Governor, Sir George Ferguson Bowen, accompanied by his wife Lady Diamantina Bowen, witnessed the reading of the Letters Patent from the balcony of Adelaide House, now the Deanery of St John’s Cathedral in Ann Street, Brisbane.”

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