I have just spent a fantastic day in Brisbane helping to kick off the new Unlock the Past roadshow, entitled Researching Abroad, in which both myself and German genealogist Dirk Weissleider are the international speakers. Most of the venues we are speaking at will involve two days of talks, with myself handling UK and Irish themes one day, and Dirk a mixture of German and European topics on the other.
Both Dirk and I arrived in Brisbane yesterday, and were given a great tour of the city by Rosemary and Eric Kopittke in the afternoon. Being complete genies we ended up visiting a local graveyard, to Mount Coot-Tha, and another visit to Paton Street (named after one of my Paton ancestors who arrived here in 1849)! In the evening we had a great meal at Unlock the Past’s Helen Smith’s home, along with the rest of the team.
A couple of schooners of pale ale, followed by a meal next door at the venue, mean that we were all fed and watered for the challenges ahead! Thanks to all who attended today! 🙂
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