Unlock The Past will be at

Unlock the Past Cruises

Casino and District Family History Group

Event Information

  • 25 Aug 2010 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Upstairs Room 5, School of Arts Building, Walker Street
  • Casino
  • New South Wales
Other Information
  • Cost: $12.00 (includes light lunch)

To be held at the society rooms - Upstairs Room 5, School of Arts Building, Walker Street, Casino. A general information session on Unlock the Past from 11am till noon followed by a light lunch (small charge) and presentations from 1:00pm to 3:00pm by guest speakers Shauna Hicks and Rosemary Kopittke.

Shauna's topic for the afternoon:

  • Online Newspapers: New Pathway to Discovering Ancestors - a look at digitised newspapers online and how keyword searching can help you find information on your ancestors beyond the usual BDM and funeral notices. Newspapers from Australia, England, Ireland, Scotland and other countries are demonstrated.

and for Rosemary:

  • Australian Government, Police and Education Gazettes - Unlocking a Major Untapped Resource (with a brief look at Find My Past Australasia) - Examine the hidden material in Australian Government, Police and Education gazettes - mostly we consider them to be irrelevant and uninteresting but that is definitely not the case. The gazettes contain information about people we would never find in other records.

Contact: casdfhg@australis.net

All those attending will receive a discount voucher pack and there will be lucky door prizes as well from Gould Genealogy & History, FindMyPast and other Unlock the Past sponsors.