Unlock The Past will be at

2017 UTP cruise - PNG - Jul-Aug 2017 
Researching abroad: Brit/Eur - Aug 2017 
NSW & ACT State Conference - Sep 2017 
Holy Land tour/conference - Oct/Nov 2017 
2018 UTP cruise - Alaska - Aug/Sep 2018


Holy Land tour and genealogy conference (Israel)

Event Information

  • 23 Oct 2017 2:00pm - 2 Nov 2017 5:00pm
  • Israel - tour to various places plus conference in Tel Aviv
  • Other Countries
Other Information
  • Cost: Tour/conference package - to be advised



A 10 day Holy Land tour PLUS a genealogy conference immediately following

Israel 1

This special centenary commemorative tour is organised by the Israel Travel Centre
Unlock the Past will have a dedicated group within that larger tour
offering a number of value-added benefits

Note: this tour is marketed in Australia as a centenary war commemorative tour,
but it is also a general holy land tour

Tour places are limited and expected to fill quickly
to register your interest (definite, probable or possible)
for the first opportunity of a place when bookings open in early March


Anyone with an interest in

  • a tour of Israel, the central land of the Bible. The last full tour day features a centenary commemoration of the Charge of Beersheba but rest of the tour is a regular Holy Land tour. And even at Beersheba we visit Abraham's Well and Visitor Center.
  • a general genealogy conference in Israel (see below)
  • Jewish family history research. Visit the homeland of the Jews
  • a visit to the headquarters of MyHeritage, one of the fastest growing, most innovative and exciting providers of resources and technologies for family historians.

The tour
See the tour web site for full itinerary but here are some of the key places/sites 
 - Caesarea built by Herod the Great
 - Sea of Galilee 
 - Nazareth 
 - Jerusalem - 2 days and 2 nights visiting a number of Christian interest sites 
 - the Dead Sea - including Masada, the last stronghold of the Jewish rebellion against the Romans
 - Abrahams Well and Visitor Center, Beersheba 
For more information on the tour visit the tour web site.  Download a detailed tour brochure
Note: this tour is marketed in Australia as a centenary war commemorative tour, but it is also a general holy land tour
CONFERENCE - separate from, but immediately following the tour
We are delighted that MyHeritage have agreed to sponsor and host a one or (more likely) two day genealogy conference in Tel Aviv (their international headquarters) immediately following the tour. The conference program planning is in the early stages - and will factor in the interests and preferences of those who respond to our survey or book anyway. It will include topics in some or all the following subject areas
- British Isles research
- European research
- Jewish research and resources in Israel
- WWI and WWII in Palestine
- MyHeritage's powerful technologies for genealogy discoveries 
MyHeritageMyHeritage - www.myheritage.com MyHeritage is the fastest-growing destination for discovering, preserving and sharing family history. MyHeritage is available in 43 languages. Learn about content, technologies, and services at MyHeritage designed to help you discover new information about your family and to find previously unknown ancestors.


To be advised 

Added value with an Unlock the Past group

An Unlock the Past group will add value to the general tour

  • networking generally with like-minded family historians
  • dedicated Unlock the Past tour bus - if we get 30 or more in our group
  • over AU$500 in Unlock the Past bonuses. These will be along the lines of the 2nd tier of bonuses we offer anyone booking our Unlock the Past cruises - but with some differences to suit this tour group
  • a MyHeritage sponsored Unlock the Past conference
  • entry into an Unlock the Past tour prize draw from those booked with our tour group - value expected to be AU$500-$1000, depending on contribution from tour sponsors


CLICK HERE or the graphic at the right to register your interest (definite, probable or possible), including your topic preferences for the conference.

Alternatively email - alan@unlockthepast.com.au - or phone (08) 8263 2055.