Friday, 15 October 2010

Heading for Australia for Scottish genealogy presentations!

Hi folks, sorry for the lack of posts in the last few days, I deliberately switched off to have a well earned rest with my family on the Isle of Skye, to get over the HORROR of having turned 40...! (Well not really horror, but I like to inject a bit of drama in from time to time!). My feet are back on the earth again (Skye is heaven), but tomorrow I am off yet again, this time to Australia to do a series of talks at the Sydney Expo, and at other venues in Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane. Here's the blurb on the Sydney event:

Adelaide, South Australia, 12 October 2010 - Unlock the Past with the support of the Society of Australian Genealogists announces the History & Genealogy Expo Sydney 2010. This will be a fascinating 2 day exhibition and conference on 22-23 October 2010 at Parramatta RSL, Corner Macquarie and O’Connell Streets, Parramatta, NSW.

The Expo is a unique opportunity to see many societies, libraries and commercial product and service suppliers in one place and to learn from many expert presenters.

The exhibition will feature 50 exhibitors covering a wide range of history and genealogy interests. These will include major archives, libraries, societies and commercial exhibitors, including the announcement of an exciting new magazine ‘Inside History’.

The conference includes 40 talks by 23 presenters headed by Chris Paton, leading Scottish author, speaker and professional researcher, plus a great team of other experts from several states - many new to Sydney.

Other highlights of the History & Genealogy Expo Sydney 2010 include:

National and state archives, libraries, and societies, including many regional societies
consultations with experts and research clinics
books, software, data CDs for sale
special offers, vouchers and prizes ... and much more
Entrance to the Exhibition is a mere $10 pre-booked or $20 pay when you arrive for both days. Talks are a modest extra cost.

‘I am very excited, and I look forward to seeing you all down under!’ – Chris Paton Scottish author, speaker and professional researcher.

For more information including speakers, exhibitors and program visit the Unlock the Past website:

Come along to the first Unlock the Past History & Genealogy

As mentioned, I am also doing talks in three other cities - Perth on Monday 18th, Melbourne on Wednesday 20th, and Brisbane on Monday 25th. Full details are available at

See you soon! :)

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