Friday, May 30, 2014

8th Unlock the Past Cruise (Baltic)

Adelaide, South Australia, 29 May 2014 – Unlock the Past Cruises announces a great new opportunity to discover more about your family history while in great company and visiting great destinations.

The Baltic cruise, 11-25 July 2015, on the Celebrity Eclipse will leave from Southampton and visit Bruges (Belgium), Berlin (Germany), Tallinn (Estonia), St Petersburg (Russia), Helsinki (Finland), Stockholm (Sweden), and Copenhagen (Denmark). Key presenters will be Chris Paton (Scotland), Paul Milner (USA), Cyndi Ingle (USA) and Carol Baxter (Australia).

Meet the featured presenters:

  • Chris, a Scottish based professional genealogist, is well known for his comprehensive and entertaining presentations on Scottish and Irish research
  • Paul, a professional genealogist and lecturer, specialises in British Isles and US research – he was born in England and settled in the US in 1975
  • Cyndi, webmaster of Cyndi’s List of more than 327,000 on-line resources, will open new doors for using the internet in your research
  • Carol’s focus will be on research and writing your family history

Several other presenters have also committed to the cruise – Eric Kopittke will speak on researching German and Danish families, Helen Smith on Australian and English records and medical topics and Rosemary Kopittke on online databases and Australian research. Others are yet to be announced.

Choose from about 100 topics, network with others of similar interest and seek one-on-one help from the experts … and, of course, be part of the ship’s own entertainment program.

Some comments on Chris Paton and Paul Milner from previous cruises:

“Chris Paton was fabulous”, “was a standout … he knew his stuff, could communicate it”, “a very entertaining speaker”, “always love Chris Paton”, ” very interesting and very humorous” - 4th cruise

“Paul Milner was outstanding”, “could not be topped”, “my favourite”, “brilliant”, “a knowledgeable relaxed speaker – superb”, “always interesting and hugely informative”, “very generous with his knowledge … a pleasure to listen to”, “his stamina in presenting so many talks with such enthusiasm was only to be admired”, “a standout” , ” a wonderful speaker and had so much expertise” – 3rd cruise

Visit the Unlock the Past website: Find out how to win a free cruise at

About Unlock the Past

Australian based Unlock the Past was established in 2009. It is the event and publishing division of Gould Genealogy & History which has served family and local historians since 1976. It is a collaborative venture involving an international team of expert speakers, writers, organisations and commercial partners to promote history and genealogy through innovative major events and a new publishing brand. After three cruises from 2011 to 2013, Unlock the Past cruises was established in mid-2013 to offer 3–4 cruises a year internationally It also maintains general and events directories online.