Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Discover Scottish Church Records now on sale

My next book, Discover Scottish Church Records, is now on sale from Unlock the Past in Australia for AU$19.50.

In this latest book I have provided an overview on the history of the Kirk, its various offshoots and other denominations, the records generated by the various religions, how to locate and access them, how to research church ministers, and more. There's more on what to expect in a previous blog post at http://www.gould.com.au/Discover-Scottish-Church-Records-p/utp0281.htm.

The book can now be ordered from the following link, http://www.gould.com.au/Discover-Scottish-Church-Records-p/utp0281.htm, and usually takes two to three days to ship (in Australia).

I just want to take this opportunity to thank Alan, Alona, Sharon and all the team down under at Unlock the Past, but in particular the eternally patient Rosemary Kopittke for her work in editing and laying out the book, and for coping with what must have seemed to be a series of neverending updates and changes from yours truly!

A top team with a top range of books for all your Ozzie genealogical needs - for more on Unlock the Past visit www.unlockthepast.com.au.

Don't forget there's a Scottish and Irish Genealogical Cruise from 21 NOV-5 DEC 2011 mainly around New Zealand but also taking in Tasmania, Melbourne and Sydney. The full itineray is online at http://www.unlockthepast.com.au/events/history-and-genealogy-cruise-november-2011-scottish-irish-theme.

I'm one of many speakers on the talks team, and the site has now added a note to say that subject to confirmation, a few of us will also be participating at special additional Unlock the Past events in Auckland on Saturday 19th November before the cruise, and in Sydney on Tuesday 6th December, the day after. The site also adds "shorter 2-3 hour meetings will be considered at any of the eight New Zealand or Australian ports the ship visits - where there is interest from local societies or libraries". I'm well up for that - so hopefully see a few of you there at some point! :)

Chris

4 comments:

Marian Press said...

Will you be bringing copies of this new book to Toronto in June for us to be able to buy?

Chris Paton said...

I'm afraid not Marian, I'm only the writer, not the distributor! It was only published yesterday, so I've not actually seen a hard copy yet myself, just a PDF, but very pleased with it, they've done a nice job! If your society is interested, best bet is to contact Alan Phillips at Unlock the Past - he has various discounts etc for societies for large orders etc. There's more on that at http://www.unlockthepast.com.au/unlock-past-publications (Bottom of page, Quantity Discounts section).

See you all soon!

Chris

Marian Press said...

Thanks. (Authors often come with copies of their own books from the publisher). But I have passed your reply on to Global Genealogy, the big genealogy bookseller who will be at the workshop. Looking forward to it.

Chris Paton said...

Thanks Marian. The book is 80pages long, so there is quite a bit of detail there, particularly on things like how to do record searches on catalogues etc. Hopefully it will be of some use!

Chris