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Chris Paton in Australia: Scottish Roadshow

Event Information

  • 18 Oct 2010 6:00pm - 25 Oct 2010 9:45pm
  • Various
  • Australia
Other Information
  • Cost: $20 pre-booked, $30 pay on arrival

Pre-Bookings have now closed. Tickets are still available for $30 at the venue for each night.

Chris will be visiting the following cities:

  • Perth (Perth Function Centre, Goddard St, Lathlain - Perth Football Club): Mon 18 October
  • Melbourne (Veneto Club, 191 Bulleen Rd, Bulleen): Wed 20 October
  • Sydney (speaking at the History & Genealogy Expo Sydney) Fri & Sat 22-23 October
  • Brisbane (Broncos Leagues Club, Fulcher St, Red Hill): Mon 25 October

PROGRAM (Perth, Melbourne & Brisbane) - (Sydney - see History & Genealogy Expo Sydney)

  • 6.00pm - displays, book sales and pay on the day registrations open (those pre-booked collect tickets)
  • 7.00pm - Chris Paton - Introduction to Scottish research. Introducing the major resources for Scottish research, including the recently updated ScotlandsPeople
  • 8.00pm - break for refreshments, book sales and displays
  • 8.30pm - Chris Paton - More records for Scottish research
  • 9.30pm - Displays open for another 15 minutes

Other Details (Perth, Melbourne & Brisbane)

  • meals are available at the Melbourne and Brisbane venues for those who wish to come early
  • cost: $20 pre-booked; $30 pay on arrival (Perth, Melbourne & Brisbane)
  • displays by Unlock the Past and major local family history societies. There will be opportunity to browse before and after the seminars, as well as during the break.

About Chris

Chris Paton is a professional genealogist and regular contributor to several family history publications, including Your Family History, Practical Family History, Family History Monthly and Discover my Past Scotland. Formerly a BBC television producer, he holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Genealogical Studies and runs the Scotland's Greatest Story ancestral research service (www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk). He also teaches online Scottish courses through Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd (www.pharostutors.com)


Sydney Expo

I attended both of Chris Paton's presentations at the Sydney Genealogy Expo on Saturday 23 October and found them very informative and entertaining.   Hope he made it to the Sydney Opera House on Sunday.



Chris Paton Roadshow Victoria

I really enjoyed Chris Paton prestation at the Roadshow that was held in Bulleen. I felt it was a but out of the way as shown by such a small attendance. Maybe a more central location would have suited especially thoes who had to travel by public transport.

Also a cup of tea or coffee would have been nice during the break.

visiting Adelaide

Chris, it is a real pity that poor old Adelaide misses out on the Scottish Roadshow.  Please put us on your itinerary next time.


re: visiting Adelaide

Pauline, Chris was only invited to the Sydney Expo. He is visiting relatives in Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane while in Australia, the reason he has meetings there.

Adelaide does kick off the national roadshow in November. There will be a talk there on ScotlandsPeople one of a choice of 18 talks - up to nine of which any one person can attend.
http://www.unlockthepast.com.au/events/history-genealogy-roadshow-australia-new-zealand/adelaide.  Adelaide did have a 2 day expo in July, the only city (except Sydney) to have such an event this year.