This Time I’m an Ambassador

I’ve been to many genealogy events over the years. Local South Australian ones, big Australian ones, and even bigger International ones, and while I’ve written about many of them over the years, I’ve never taken on the role of “Official Blogger”, or the more recent term of “Official Ambassador”… at least until now.

Unlock the Past’s “Researching Abroad Roadshow” is coming up in August 2017, and I’m excited to say that I will be an Official Ambassador (ie. Official Blogger) for the event. I will be going to the Adelaide leg of their tour (23-24 August), and will get to hear both Chris Paton (from Scotland) and Dirk Weissleder (from Germany) speak, together with other guest presenters on DNA, as well as British Isles and European resources that are available to use locally.

Researching Abroad Offical Ambassador

I have met Chris a number of times over the years, and he’s one of the funniest and easiest people to listen and learn from, and his knowledge of Irish and Scottish research and records is incredible. While I haven’t heard Dirk speak, he was a speaker at RootsTech earlier this year, so I managed to meet him there, and I look forward to catching up again, and learning how to to go about researching Mr Lonetester’s German roots. It’s always been one of those “I’ll get to it sometime” branches.

Anyway going to an event is not only inspiring, and a way to learn and get totally enthused, but you also get a vibe from meeting others who love genealogy just as much as you do! So they totally understand.

As an Ambassador I’ll be reporting about how it all went in due course. But why not come along anyway. The Roadshow will be visiting Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide and Perth.

Check out the details on the Roadshow below. You can find out when and where the event is on, the cost, the facilities at the venues, the program, and of course more about the speakers. And if you pre-book you get a cheaper rate AND go into the draw for $1000s in prizes.

So check it out …. Researching Abroad Roasdshow: Finding British Isles and European Roots

Aussies with Dirk Weissleder at RootsTech 2017

Dirk Weissleder (the tallest one at the back), with the Australian’s at RootsTech, March 2017

For those who won’t be attending, you can follow the official hashtag #utproadshow17 on social media, and see what others are Facebooking, Tweeting, Instagramming, Pinteresting, Google+ing and Blogging about it.

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