Friday, 25 August 2017

Unlock the Past roadshow - Adelaide report

I've just arrived in Perth after a great few days in Adelaide. On Wednesday and Thursday the Unlock the Past Researching Abroad roadshow visited the German Club in Adelaide, with myself giving four talks on Wednesday and Dirk Weissleder speaking yesterday. The enquiries between talks came thick and fast, with some interesting queries!

In addition to Rosemary and Eric Kopittke from the UTP team, we also heard from speakers from Genealogy SA ( and the Lutheran Archives (, which is the main archive for the Lutheran Church in Australia and New Zealand. Various vendors were also in attendance, making this a busy two days.

As Unlock the Past's parent company Gould Genealogy is based in Adelaide, we had a much bigger book shop available over the two days, with many taking the opportunity to purchase Unlock the Past guide books, Pen and Sword genealogy books, and much more. I picked up a copy of Blaine Bettinger's Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy, as it is about time I escalated my understanding of genetic genealogy to level 2.0...! In the evening we then had dinner with Ben, Aileen and others from the German group of Genealogy SA, before a final night's kip in SA.

The following are some images from the event - a huge thanks to all who attended! Tomorrow (Saturday) is our final event in Perth, at the State Library. For details, please visit - we'll hopefully see some of you there!


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