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Newsletter 1 - 19 February 2010



Newsletter 1 - 19 February 2010


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Our first newsletter

Thank you for joining the Unlock Crew. We hope to bring you loads of interesting information. Initially our newsletters will be irregular. We hope in time to bring you regular news and updates.

We will also be posting regular news and updates on our twitter and facebook profiles. So become a fan or follow us and give us feedback on what we are doing. Have a look below for some of the new things we are doing.



What is new?

New blog entries are being added weekly and this should continue to be a useful source with other contributors being added soon. The latest blogs are:

  • Social Media Poll Results
  • Brick Wall Solutions - Still Looking for James Henry Trevaskis (1839-?)

For these and more visit our blogs page.

Events on our website are now opened up so that you can add your own event. So if you are involved in organising an event add it to the list for increased exposure. You can also request sponsorship if you would like.

To add your event visit our events page and then add an event.

Logo and website
Our logo has been re-designed ... tell us what you think. Also we have released a new version of our website. We did this in late January and have been slowly enhancing it since.

Members of our team
Our team is expanding. We have two more additions in the last few weeks - Aimee Engler (SA) and Kerry Farmer (NSW). For more details on each member of our team have a look at their biography.

This is an area we hope to expand greatly in the coming months. For now we have a couple of items that may be of interest.

Advertisements from our sponsors will appear in our newsletter and on our website from time to time.

If you are interested in sponsorship please contact us.


Other than the many events we sponsor and list we will be organising some of our own.

Regional roadshows
These will be to a specific region where we meet with and offer presentations to local organisations. We are currently planning five during 2010 and one for 2011. More are also being considered.

  • Brisbane to Gladstone
  • Brisbane to Southern QLD, Northern NSW
  • Adelaide to Port Lincoln
  • Melbourne to Shoalhaven
  • Shoalhaven to Melbourne
  • SE South Australia & Western Victoria

National roadshows
A National roadshow is planned in the latter half of the year.

History expos
Currently planned are expos in Sydney and Adelaide.



What else is coming?

In 2010 we will be begin to publish a number of books. Here are some on the way from Shauna Hicks.

  • Caring for Family Records (Autumn 2010)
  • What was the Voyage Really Like? (Autumn 2010)
  • Family History on the Cheap: Tips & Tricks (Autumn 2010)
  • Asylum Records for Family History (Spring 2010)
  • My Ancestor was a Miner (Spring 2010)

We have big plans for the website. As mentioned earlier we hope to greatly expand our resources section. In the coming few weeks we will be adding detailed topic information to our speakers.



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