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Unlock the Past Irish-Scottish Seminar - Melbourne

Event Information

  • 3 Dec 2011 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • The Celtic Club, 316-320 Queen Street
  • Melbourne
  • Victoria
Other Information
  • Cost: $40 for full day, $25 for half day

A day of presentations on Irish and other topics by leading historians and genealogists.

Saturday 3 December 9am-3pm

The Celtic Club, 316-320 Queen Street, Melbourne, Vic 3000

BOOK NOW to be sure of a place

Join Irish experts Richard Reid, Liz Rushen and Perry McIntyre, plus Rosemary Kopittke (Qld) and Jan Gow (NZ) for a day of inspiration, knowledge and insights into the latest family history research.

9.00am - registration and exhibitors
9.30am - Dr Richard Reid - Key Irish documents
10.15am - Dr Liz Rushen - Researching Irish immigrant women
11.00am - break
11.30am - Rosemary Kopittke - Findmypast
12.00pm - lunch break
1.00pm - Jan Gow - ScotlandsPeople
1.30pm - Dr Perry McIntyre - Get to know Ireland: what is a province, county, townland, parish, poor law union etc.
2.15pm - Dr Richard Reid - Emigrant Journey to 19th Century Australia/New Zealand
3.00pm - finish

Click here for speaker biographies. Click here for presentation outlines (from the 2nd Unlock the Past History and Genealogy Cruise - from which the speakers are in Melbourne)

Admission $40 for full day, $25 for half day 9am-1pm OR 12noon-3pm.
A selection of books from Unlock the Past and Anchor Books (Irish) will be available to view and purchase.

This seminar is organised with the support of the Celtic Club, the Australian Institute of Genealogcal Studies, the Genealogical Society of Victoria, Anchor Books and Inside History Magazine

CLICK HERE to book. You may also book by phone - (08) 8395 7476 Payment options:

  • Visa or Mastercard card preferred - online.
  • PayPal - online. You will receive an email with instructions on where to send the payment.
  • EFT, phone or cheque/money order by mail. Details will be on your booking confirmation email.

Note: Food - you need to arrange this yourself. The club bar will be open at 11am for a tea break and from 12noon for lunch.