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Take your English research further with two of the foremost, internationally recognised, English experts Else Churchill and Alec Tritton. Else and Alec are featured speakers on our 17th Unlock the Past cruise from Adelaide to Tasmania in March 2020.

Each city will each feature six of the 10 cruise topics in a single full-day program (unfortunately time does not allow them to include other cities).

  • Adelaide – Tue 10 March 2020 – click here for details
  • Melbourne – Mon 23 March 2020 – click here for details
  • Sydney – Tue 24 March 2020 – click here for details
  • Brisbane – Thu 26 March 2020 – click here for details
  • Burnie – Tue 17 Mar 2020 – click here for details
    Note: the program for Burnie is different from the other cities. It features both English research and DNA.

Churchill 120Else Churchill (England)
Else is the Genealogist at the Society Genealogists in London and a former member of the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Council on National Records and Archives. With over 30 years’ experience as a genealogical teacher and researcher Else has given workshops  and presentations for family historians in the USA, Canada, New Zealand and Portugal as well in the UK and Ireland and has spoken on several cruises. She writes a regular column for Your Family Tree Magazine, contributes to various genealogical magazines and print media in the UK and Australia and edits genealogical reference works and distance learning materials. Else compiled the Next Steps articles for the Family History section of the BBC website and has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Making History and Women’s Hour as well as the popular UK and US TV shows Who Do You Think You Are? and Find My Past. Having researched her own family history to 1680s Herefordshire, she can at last confirm she is not related to Winston Churchill.

Alec TrittonAlec Tritton (England)
A family historian for over 25 years, from 2002 to 2006 I was Chairman of the Federation of Family History Societies and for the previous 3 years, the chairman of the Guild of One-Name Studies. I have also been vice-chairman of the Society of Genealogists and am currently on the Lectures Working Group and Chairman of the Halsted Trust. Having sold my business in 2002, I work selling investment property in Florida & as a professional blogger and SEO Specialist. In my spare time I have two “rare-bread” Dales ponies, two cats and keep chickens and enjoy listening to smooth jazz.

I teach the nonconformity Course for Pharos Tutors and have taught the apprenticeship course in the absence of the normal tutor. I regularly carry out London Burial Ground walks for the Society of Genealogists and other London based organisations such as the Metropolitan Police.

Organiser of the Halstead Trust’s 2nd International Genealogy Conference in September 2013 featuring the theme of British migration from, to and within the British Isles at Hinckley, Leicestershire.