Friday, 23 March 2012

Unlock the Past Queensland Expo June 25-27 2012

The 7th Unlock the Past History and Genealogy Expo is being held in Brisbane 25-27th June. Bookings are now open.

At the Geelong Expo
It is being organised by Unlock the Past in conjunction with History Queensland, Genealogical Society of Queensland and Queensland Family History Society.
History Queensland will not be holding a separate Family History fair this year.

A program of about 39 presentations in two streams will run almost continuously throughout the Expo.
Presenters will include Audrey Collins from the UK National Archives, Shauna Hicks, Judy Webster, Helen Smith, Carole Riley,  Kerry Farmer, Jill Ball and others from Queensland and interstate.

Most talks will require a ticket to attend. Key presentations by Audrey Collins will be $10 while most of the other talks in these streams will be $5 each. In addition there will be over 20 additional FREE talks and product demonstrations.

David Evans a Gulid memebr giving advice
Goodies available
As well as the talks there will be an Exhibition Hall with an expected 70 exhibitors including Gould Genealogy, FindMyPast (Australian, UK, Irish, British Newspapers and now also in the USA), Guild of One Name Studies, Judy Webster, Clean Cruising, Inside History magazine, Irish Wattle books, Ryerson Index and Stephen Dando-Collins already committed.

In other expos we have seen libraries, archives, family history societies, historical societies museums, photo restorers, online data providers, FamilySearch, researchers, specialist societies, book publishers and more. Keep checking back to see the ever expanding list of exhibitors .


There will aslo be a Research Help Zone where you can ask questions and you will be able to book an appointment with an expert for some more detailed advice. These are fantastic opportunities to help solve that brick wall problems you may be experiencing. Remember to come prepared with the background information about your problem, where you have already looked and what you found, what documentation you may already have and you will then be able to get the most out of your session with the expert.


The Expo opening hours will be


Mon. 25 Jun:  12 noon - 9:30pm     (Talks 1.00-5.00pm and 6.30-9.00pm)
Tues. 26 Jun:  9am - 5pm                (Talks 9.30am-4.30pm)
Wed. 27 Jun:  9am - 4pm                (Talks 9.30am -3.30pm)


Event being held at Centenary State High School, 1 Moolanda St, Jindalee, QLD 4074. Easy access by car via the freeways, it is also on a bus route. Parking available.

Note: Images shown were from the Unlock the Past Expo at Geelong in 2011