Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Unlock the Past cruise - shore seminars

Hi folks,

As part of the Unlock the Past Scottish and Irish genealogy cruisearound New Zealand and eastern Australia, our talks team will be also be doing several shore based talks at various port stops, and also before and after the cruise.

Full details of the programme can be found at www.unlockthepast.com.au/events/history-and-genealogy-cruise-november-2011-scottish-irish-theme/cruise-shore-seminars, but the following are my scheduled commitments on the tour, and details of other speakers and talks:

Auckland
Saturday 19 November at Whare Wānanga, Central City Library 10am-4pm

10.15am - Chris Paton - Irish resources online
1pm - Chris Paton - Discover Scottish church records
3.45pm - Chris Paton - Discover Scottish land records
Additional talks from Rosemary Kopittke (11.15: FindmyPast) and Shauna Hicks (1.45: Google your family tree: tips and tricks), and Seonaid Lewis offers a tour of Central Auckland Research Centre at midday


Auckland
Monday 21 November at Whare Wānanga, Central City Library 9am-1pm

I won't be speaking at this, but talks from Dr Perry McIntyre (10.30: Beginning Irish Research) and Dr Richard Reid (12:00 Emigrant Journey to 19th Century Australia/New Zealand), and Seonaid Lewis offers a tour of Central Auckland Research Centre at 9am


Tauranga
Wednesday 23 November - at Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Arataki (near Bayfair Shopping Centre)

Provisional programme:
9.30am - Chris Paton - Irish resources online
10.15am - Chris Paton - Discover Scottish church records
Additional talks from Rosemary Kopittke (11.15: Findmypast), Shauna Hicks (11.45: Google your family tree: tips and tricks), Dr Perry McIntyre (1.15: Irish Parish Registers) and Dr Richard Reid (2.00: Key Irish documents)


Napier (Hawkes Bay)
Thursday 24 November - at Stoneycroft, Omahu Rd, Hastings

3.30pm - Chris Paton - Discover Scottish church records
Also a talk from Jan Gow (4.15: Hitting the Ground Running: Preparing for a research trip)


Wellington
Friday 25 November - at Conference Room, Archives NZ, 10 Mulgrave St. Wellington

1.00pm - Chris Paton - Discover Scottish church records
1.45pm - Chris Paton - Irish resources online
Also a talk from Rosemary Kopittke (3.00: Findmypast)


Akaroa (near Christchurch)
Sunday 27 November - at Little River Rugby Club Rooms, Little River Domain, Little River

Provisional programme
1.30pm - Chris Paton - Discover Scottish church records
3.15pm - Chris Paton - Irish resources online
Also a talk from Helen Smith (2.15: Help! I’m Stuck - Breaking Down Brick Walls)


Port Chalmers (Dunedin)
Monday 28 November - Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor, Dunedin Public Library, Moray Place,

Dunedin
1.30pm - Chris Paton - Discover Scottish church records
2.15pm - Chris Paton - Irish resources online
Also a talk from Rosemary Kopittke (Findmypast)


Burnie
Friday 2 December - time, venue and cost to be advised

Provisional programme
Chris Paton - Irish resources online
Chris Paton - Discover Scottish church records
Also a talk from Rosemary Kopittke (3.15: Findmypast)


Melbourne
Saturday 3 December - venue to be advised (probably in Melbourne CBD)

Indicative program only - subject to change
Sorry folks - day off for me as I will be meeting up with family
But talks from Dr Perry McIntyre (10.00: Beginning Irish Research), Dr Richard Reid (10.45: Key Irish documents), Rosemary Kopittke (11.30: Findmypast), Jan Gow (1.15: ScotlandsPeople), Dr Perry McIntyre (2.00: Get to know Ireland: what is a province, county, townland, parish, poor law union etc.), Dr Richard Reid (2.30: Emigrant Journey to 19th Century Australia/New Zealand)


Sydney
Monday 5 December at State Records NSW seminar room 10am-4pm

Provisional program
10.00am - Chris Paton - Discover Scottish church records
10.45am - Chris Paton - Irish resources online
1.45pm - Chris Paton - Scottish censuses 1841-1939
Also talks from Rosemary Kopittke (2.30: Findmypast) and additional talks TBC, 11.30: Irish convict or military topic, and 1.15: 1942-War comes to Australia: Darwin bombed, Sydney attacked

The full programme along with booking information is available at the link above - hopefully see you at some point down under!

Chris

2 comments:

jennywrennz said...

Hi Chris,
We asked for you to talk here in Wellington NZ and were fortunate to get you. I have blown your trumpet here and am looking forward to meeting you when you come ashore.
Would love to be on the Cruise as all the speakers are very good.
Enjoy your trip and see you down under.

Chris Paton said...

Very much looking forward to it Jenny - see you there!

Chris