Now, however, I can reveal the line up of speakers! There are nine in total from four different countries, as follows:
- Paul Blake (England)
- Jackie Depelle (England)
- Marie Dougan (Scotland)
- Jayne Shrimpton (England)
- Lisa Louise Cooke (USA)
- Rosemary Kopittke (Queensland, Australia)
- Mike Murray (Western Australia)
- Lesley Silvester (Western Australia)
- Helen Smith (Queensland, Australia)
I've previously heard presentations from Marie, Rosemary, Mike, and Helen, and have also heard some of Lisa Louise Cooke's excellent Genealogy Gems podcasts, so on that billing alone it's well worth signing up! But you also get Paul, well known in the English family history scene, Jackie, well known in the north of England and equally famous for her big hats at WDYTYA Live (!), Lesley, equally well known in the west of Oz, and Jayne, who probably knows more about historic clothing, photography and portraiture than anyone on Earth! It's a great line up, and full biographies on all of the speakers can be found at http://www.unlockthepastcruises.com/5th-cruise-presenters-2/.
My latest book, Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records, is now available from http://www.gould.com.au (print) and http://www.gen-ebooks.com/unlock-the-past.html (ebook), whilst Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet is available at http://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/Tracing-Your-Irish-History-on-the-Internet/p/3889/. My next Pharos Scottish course, Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the OPRs, starts Nov 13th - see http://pharostutors.com.