Oct 12, 2016

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Report on Day Two of Unlock the Past History & Genealogy Expo Adelaide 8 Oct 2016...

Report on Day Two of Unlock the Past History & Genealogy Expo Adelaide 8 Oct 2016

Unlock the Past held a two day history and genealogy expo in Adelaide on 7-8 Oct 2016. There is a separate report for Day One and this post completes the report on the whole expo. Before the talks got underway, I visited some more of the exhibitors. Although I have no Wends/Sorbs in my own family history, I found the Wend/Sorb Society of South Australia‘s stall fascinating. The costumes were eye catching but there was also a wealth...

Oct 11, 2016

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Report on Day One of Unlock the Past History & Genealogy Expo, Adelaide 7 Oct 2016...

Report on Day One of Unlock the Past History  &  Genealogy Expo, Adelaide 7 Oct 2016

Unlock the Past held a two day history and genealogy expo in Adelaide and as this was a huge event, I am dividing the report into two, one for each day. Day One attracted lots of people, not only those in Adelaide and South Australia but I also caught up with friends from WA, VIC, NSW, QLD and even a couple from New Zealand. Not to mention meeting lots of new people too. It was amazing how many people...

Aug 19, 2016

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Review of Auckland New Zealand Family History Expo and Fair, 12-14 Aug 2016...

Review of Auckland New Zealand Family History Expo and Fair, 12-14 Aug 2016

It was a privilege to be part of this well organised and interesting three day genealogy event as part of National Family History Month in New Zealand. Auckland Libraries and the Genealogical Computer Group of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists jointly planned and managed the event. It was free except for the Friday night where the entry fee went towards the catering costs. There were a range of cafes and shops near the venue and the organisers...

Mar 17, 2014

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52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014 – Week 10 Occupation Records...

This blog challenge is to stimulate my own genealogy blogging efforts in 2014 by focussing on a different kind of genealogical record each week. I wanted a challenge that reflected my own archival background as well as my own genealogy interests and there are probably lots of other records that I could have included. The challenge has an Australian focus but most of these records will be found just about anywhere in the genealogy world. The 52 different...

Jul 5, 2012

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Overview of Unlock the Past Queensland Expo Jun 2012...

Regular readers will know that I reported on the Unlock the Past Queensland Expo in Brisbane 25-27 Jun 212 on a daily basis through my Diary of an Australian Genealogist blog. If you missed it, here are links to Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and Expo Exhibitors reports. In this blog I’m reflecting on the expo overall and up front, I have to say it was another great genealogy experience although my hometown of Brisbane turned on...

Sep 4, 2011

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Review Unlock the Past History & Genealogy Expo, Geelong 2-3 Sep 2011...

Well it was a busy two days at the last for 2011 Unlock the Past (UTP) history and genealogy expo in Geelong on 2-3 September. Over 600 people attended and there were over 70 exhibitors and two streams of talks, some for a $5 fee and others free – so something for everyone. Those who pre-booked also had free entry while those who turned up on the day paid $5 entry. You could have a very cheap genealogy...

Jul 24, 2011

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SA & Victorian Border Genealogy Expo review...

Well I have arrived back home after attending the Unlock the Past SA & Victorian Border history and genealogy expo at Mount Gambier. As usual I have a notebook bulging with new ideas and a list of things I want to follow up. There were over 40 exhibitors and the talks didn’t start till an hour after the doors opened at 9am so that gave people a chance to have a quick look round. As there were so...