Unlock The Past will be at

Unlock the Past Cruises

Central Coast Family History Fair

Event Information

  • 2 Nov 2013 9:30am - 3:30pm
  • Lions Community Hall, 8 Russell Drysdale Street East
  • Gosford NSW 2250
  • New South Wales
Other Information
  • Cost: $5 per person
  • 4324 5164

Gould Genealogy and Unlock the Past will be at the Central Coast Family History Fair (see exhibitors below) with a good presence and offering hundreds of dollars worth of prizes.

The Central Coast Family History Society's web site is currently inaccessible, so the following information is taken from the blog on the fair by Geniaus, who will be at the Unlock the Past booth demonstrating the Flip-Pal mobile scanner and helping with Unlock the Past cruise information.

Trading and display tables


  • Ancestry.com.au
  • Gould Genealogy with
    - the amazing Flip-Pal Mobile scanner - Jill Ball will be demonstrating this at the fair
      limited stock will be on hand. If you would like to buy one and save freight
      email alan@gould.com.au to ensure we bring enough and reserve one for you
    - Unlock the Past guide books
    - Genealogy ebooks 
  • Inside History Magazine
  • Joy Murrin Family Services, transcription agent
  • Julianna Brydon will demonstrate how she researched her Hungarian ancestry
  • Possibly Kari Aboriginal Research
  • Lawrence Turtle, transcription agent
  • State Records of NSW
  • Unlock the Past Cruises - ask about the 4th cruise (Feb 2014) and recently announced 5th (British Isles) and the (Western Australia) cruise. Also about the as yet unannounced 6th (Eastern Australia) and planned 8th Baltic cruises

Family History Societies

  • Brisbane Water Historical Society Inc
  • FamilySearch – North Gosford Centre
  • First Fleeters – Central Coast Chapter
  • Maitland Genealogical Society Inc
  • Nepean Family History Society Inc
  • Newcastle Family History Society Inc
  • Taree Family History Society Inc
  • Wyong Family History Group Inc

Society involvement

  • Kay Rawnsley, expert on Family Tree Maker and FamilySearch Films
  • Lisarow Cemetery – Forget us Not, editors, June and Lorraine will be there with a display of documents and photos unearthed during their three year project.
  • Barry Porter our bookstall coordinator will, I am sure, have heaps of specials on the day.
  • Rosemary Wiltshire will conduct her Nic Nac stall of preloved items – always a popular attraction at any central coast event.
  • Glynis Heath will show us items from Creative Memories


  • Joy and Allan Murrin from Joy Murrin Family Services – Why can’t I find it?
  • Gail Davis from State Records – What’s not on the net?
  • Brad Argent from Ancestry.com.au – Q & A
  • Margaret Ertner - Education Officer CCFHS – Delving into TROVE using QueryPic

Joy Murrin's web site has further information and a map.