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What online social media sites do you use? Poll

Here are the results of our 30th Unlock the Past poll - What online social media sites do you use? Votes were cast by 141 people.

What English counties do you have research interests in? Poll

Here are the results of our 29th Unlock the Past poll - What English counties do you have ancestors from - or research interests in? Votes were cast by 383 people. The results are summarised in the table below.

There are several non-English locations listed (e.g.

Unlock the Past NSW Expo (Coffs Harbour) Photos

Here are some photos from the Unlock the Past NSW Expo at Coffs Harbour

Expo Coffs Harbour  3-4 June 2011

One of the popular presentations

 

Expo Coffs Harbour  3-4 June 2011

Why you shouldn't miss an Unlock the Past Expo

If you did not come to the Unlock the Past NSW Expo at Coffs Harbour (and could have) you missed something special – according to most of those who came.

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.

[video] History & Genealogy Cruise - March 2011

A history & genealogy cruise is a chance to combine both a top class history & genealogy conference with a relaxing cruise. In March 2011 we held our inaugural cruise with around 240 booked. The response to this has been very positive over all.

Our next cruise is shaping up to be better.

For just a taster check out this video.

What Welsh counties do you have research interests in? Poll

Here are the results of our 28th Unlock the Past poll - What Welsh counties do you have ancestors from - or research interests in? Votes were cast by 228 people. The results are summarised in the table below.

A substantially higher percent of people voting (15.8%) had no Welsh research interests. This compares to just 2.5% for Scotland and 2.0% for Ireland.

What Scottish counties do you have research interests in? Poll

Here are the results of our 27th Unlock the Past poll - What Scottish counties do you have ancestors from - or research interests in? Votes were cast by 443 people. The results are summarised in the table below.

Almost everyone responding to the poll had Scottish ancestry - just 2.5% did not (very similar to the Irish poll result). The most common countries were Ayrshire, Lanarkshire and Midlothian with over 20% of the voters indicating they have research interests in those counties.

What tools are essential for you?

I currently follow a blog called ArchivesNext and whilst it's American it can have some very interesting posts. One such post was 'What tools are essential for you?' Followers were asked what web tools/sites/apps they use everyday, and which ones are essential to their working/social lives. The blog gained some good (and numerous!) responses, mostly from archivists, but no doubt there were others putting in their two-cents worth as well.

Unlock the Past Cruise March 2011 - An overview

After a 6 hour wait at Brisbane airport, 2.5 hour plane ride to Adelaide, then 40 minute car ride, I finally made it home Saturday night at about 8pm. The shower kept moving the next day but otherwise I was fine with being back on dry land. (Please note: cruise ships have bathrooms that are nice but very compact, and if you're going to feel the ship's sway then it'll be in there. Whatever you do, hang on and don't close your eyes when having a shower.

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