Unlock the Past Cruises

History & Genealogy Roadshow 2010 - Christchurch


  • Evening only (6pm onwards): NZ$35
  • Day only (to 6pm): NZ$45
  • All day & evening: NZ$60
  • Pre registrations have closed, however there is still room for people to come on the day and register (prices as above).

Time & Date

  • 22 November 2010
  • 12pm to 9.45pm

Speaking Program

If you do not wish to attend all the talks there will be opportunity to speak to the various presenters and see demonstrations in the exhibition area featuring the major event sponsors.

CHRISTCHURCH - Monday 22 November
12.00noon 1.30pm Registration and displays
1.30pm 2.15pm Findmypast.com.au: what is there, what is coming and how to use it - Rosemary Kopittke
2.30pm 3.15pm Can I Learn Everything I Need About Records and Research Strategies Online? Genealogical Education from a Distance... - Louise St Denis You can't do it all online: where else can I search for Ancestors - Shauna Hicks
3.15pm 3.45pm Break and displays
3.45pm 4.30pm Google Your Family Tree: the basics - presented for Dan Lynch [Rosemary Kopittke]
4.45pm 5.30pm Researching Australian Ancestors - Shauna Hicks The New Zealand Society of Genealogists - Fiona Brooker
5.30pm 7.00pm Displays and optional dinner at the venue or nearby
7.00pm 8.00pm Findmypast UK and AU - Elaine Collins I Found It Once, Why Can’t I Find It Again! - Louise St Denis
8.00pm 8.30pm Break and displays
8.30pm 9.15pm Google Your Family Tree: Images and Video - presented for Dan Lynch [Shauna Hicks]
ScotlandsPeople: the place to launch your Scottish research - Rosemary Kopittke
9.15pm 9.30pm



An exhibition of our partners and sponsors, as well as product demonstrations, will be open throughout the day, featuring

  • Clean Cruising & Unlock The Past History and Genealogy Cruise 2011
  • Family Historian (genealogy software)
  • Family Photo Book
  • Findmypast.com.au
  • Findmypast.co.uk
  • Google Your Family Tree
  • Gould Genealogy & History
  • Inside History
  • National Institute for Genealogical Studies
  • New Zealand Society of Genealogists
  • Unlock the Past Publishing - including new handbook History & Genealogy 2011: Australia & New Zealand


Rydges Hotel. Perfectly situated in the heart of the city and adjacent to the picturesque Avon River, this iconic property offers panoramic views of the Southern Alps or Christchurch's famous Cathedral Square.


170 Oxford Tce, cnr Worcester St, Christchurch, NZ.
The only hotel located within Christchuch's cultural and culinary precinct, and within easy walking distance to the convention centre and local attractions.

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Transportation Details

  • Car
  • Bus

Meals & Refreshments

  • Restaurant: open for breakfast and dinner.
  • Cafe: provides coffees, light meals, lunch. For menus and beverage selection go to www.sepia.co.nz
  • There are also a number of cafes, bar, convenience stores and restaurants located within walking distance to the hotel.