Monday, 24 February 2014

The Future of Genealogy - discussion panel on Unlock the Past cruise

One of the highlights of the recent Unlock the Past cruise based genealogy conference in Australia was a discussion panel session chaired by American based genealogist Thomas MacEntee. The panel consisted of Australian genealogists Shauna Hicks and Mike Murray, Kirsty Gray of the Guild of One Named Studies, and myself, and was entitled The Future of Genealogy.

Shauna has now written up a summary account of the questions asked by Thomas and the answers we returned, covering a range of topics. Although in parts the Australian and British based perspectives differ slightly, for the most part the topics covered seemed to produce a picture that was consistent on both sides of the planet.

To read Shauna's account of the discussion, visit

(With thanks to both Shauna and Thomas)


My latest genealogy books are Tracing Your Family History on the Internet (2nd ed), Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records, and Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet. My next Pharos course is Scottish Research Online, which commences Feb 27th 2014, 5 weeks, price £45.99.

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