History, Genealogy and Heritage Events

Unlock The Past will be at

Unlock the Past Cruises

Chris Paton and Thomas MacEntee downunder - Sydney

A full day seminar with leading Unlock the Past cruise presenters, Chris Paton (Scotland) and Thomas MacEntee (US). Features - four main presentations - supporting short presentations by local and sponsoring partners - an exhibition - special offers and hundreds of dollars worth of prizes.

Parramatta RSLWHEN: Thursday 13 February 2014, 10am - 5pm 

WHERE:  Parramatta RSL, Corner Macquarie and O’Connell Streets, Parramatta


  • Pre-booked - by Wednesday 12 February 2014, 6pm
    $39.50 - full day
    $29.50 - morning only 10am to 2.30pm
    $29.50 - afternoon only 12.30pm to 5pm
  • on the day - if not booked out
    - $60 - full day
    - $40 
    - half day

book Click the button at the left to book online now
ONLINE BOOKING is only available if paying by Visa or Mastercard or for societies wanting to take bookings for members - see other booking/payment options below

  • individuals
    • online bookings - Visa or Mastercard only
    • phone or mail - cheque, Visa, Mastercard
    • phone or mail - EFT
       - Account Name: Gould Genealogy
       - BSB: 015-621
       - Account Number: 1980 23389
  • Societies taking bookings for members - ask for special code 


Program is subject to change - second stream topics to be advised

10.00amregistration, exhibition, sales 
10.25amwelcome and seminar introduction 
10.30amGenealogy cloud computing - T. MacEnteeFamily Historian: topic to be advised ‐ J. Taubman
11.15ambreak and exhibition 
11.45amIrish records online - C. PatonFamily Historian: topic to be advised ‐ J. Taubman
12.30pmMyHeritage: Discover your family history - R. Kopittke 
1.00pmFlip-Pal mobile scanner brief overview and demo - R. Kopittke 
1.15pmlunch break and exhibition 
2.30pmprize draws and partner/sponsor promos  
3.00pmBuilding a genealogy research toolbox - T. MacEntee 
3.45pmbreak and exhibition 
4.15pmScottish marriage: instantly buckled for life - C. Paton 
Exhibitors in Sydney

  • Society of Australian Genealogists
  • State Library of New South Wales
  • Canopy projects - family stories productions
  • Findmypast
  • Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner
  • Gould Genealogy & History 
  • Guild of One Name Studies
  • Inside History magazine
  • MyHeritage
  • Ryerson Index
  • Unlock the Past publications
  • Unlock the Past Cruises 

Some practical matters

  • Parking is available opposite the club entrance. You will be issued a ticket on entry, but this can be marked for seminar attendees to allow free exit from the park (information given at seminar)
  • Food is not included in the seminar cost. The RSL club, has plenty of options with bar, cafe and restaurant at a reasonable price.

Further information