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The Family History Show is now coming to the Midlands!

Four Events for Your 2024 Diary:
Online - 10 February    |    Midlands - 16 March    |    York - 22 June    |    London - 5 October

The Family History Show events in England and Online were a huge success this year with bigger crowds and lots of compliments from happy attendees. 

 

“What an amazing day, not just for me but also all the hundreds of visitors who enjoyed and learnt so much from a series of talks all day and the great variety of helpful stalls. Many thanks to the organisers, the stallholders and of course all you lovely visitors - thank you for buying a few maps too!!”  – Joss from This Way Books

 

We are therefore delighted to announce that in 2024 we will be adding a new event in the Midlands alongside our ever popular York, London and Online shows.

 

The Family History Show, Midlands will be debuting at the Severn Hall, Three Counties Showground, Worcestershire on Saturday 16th March 2024. We look forward to welcoming everyone to this fantastic centrally placed exhibition hall with plenty of free parking.

 

 

“We’ve been very busy, we’ve had lots of questions to answer and sold lots of our publications – so a very good day!” – West Surrey Family History Society



Dates for your 2024 diary!

Come and be part of a fantastic day dedicated to exploring your genealogy. We look forward to seeing you at our 2024 shows:

 

  • Online – Saturday 10th February 2024
  • Midlands – Saturday 16th March 2024 at Three Counties Showground
  • York – Saturday 22nd June 2024 at York Racecourse
  • London – Saturday 5th October 2024 at Kempton Park Racecourse



Be inspired by our captivating free talks, interact with experts who can help you find answers to your questions, and explore a diverse range of exhibitors, family history societies and genealogy companies from all over the country in the exhibition hall. 

 

These events are an absolute must for all family history enthusiasts. Come along and discover fascinating insights into your heritage or your past family. Join us and experience a great day out with lots of friendly exhibitors, complimentary talks, convenient parking at our physical shows, regular trains to York, Kempton and Great Malvern, and refreshments available all day at York, London and the Midlands show. Even if you can’t make it to our physical shows then our Online event is a must. Secure your tickets now to take advantage of our amazing advanced offers!

 

 

Make a Day of it

Book an expert session and watch a talk in the morning, then have lunch in our restaurant before finishing the day with a bit of retail therapy, chat with societies and catch another talk before you go.

The Family History Show – features:

  • Free Talks held throughout the day
  • Ask the Experts - Book a free personal 1-2-1 session with an expert
  • Free Goody Bag on entry worth over £10
  • Free Parking 
  • All Day Refreshments
  • Wheelchair Friendly Venue

Early-bird Ticket Offer

Get your tickets now and save, Two tickets for £12 (£12 each on the day) and you’ll also get a goody bag on entry worth over £8

Early-bird Ticket Offer Get special offers for the next show here: https://thefamilyhistoryshow.com/tickets/

 

Ask the experts free One to One advice sessions

 

Find Out More at: https://thefamilyhistoryshow.com/ 

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Beyond the Death Certificate - Online Talk Saturday 23 September at 3pm BST

Beyond the Death Certificate with Julie Goucher (1-hour talk)

 

Saturday, 23 September 2023 14:00 -Saturday, 23 September 2023 15:00

 

The Society of Genealogist's online talk this Saturday is one that will be of interest to many family historians.

 

 

According to the SoG website in this presentation they will focus on looking beyond the Death Certificate. What happens when you register a death and the process through to the service/burial or cremation.

 

There are quite a lot of moving parts and in this presentation, Julie Goucher will explore how those parts slot together and why they might exist. We explore the differences between registration of a death in England and Wales, to that of a death in Scotland. Furthermore, they will consider the conditions on the death certificate which do not necessarily represent all the conditions that the person experienced, and how you might explore those, whilst being aware of the restrictions of accessing medical records.

 

The online talk will also look at context and how that is useful to give us insight. Also looking at tracking the genealogy of death conditions, effectively instead of having names, event dates and places, this is replaced by names, places, and causes of death and does this assist in. Julie will also look at the names of conditions and classification of conditions and the various relevant legislation. Whilst there are references to England, Wales and Scotland, this overall presentation is suitable to all. 

 

https://members.sog.org.uk/events/63f60718e200a10008f152f2/description?ticket=63f60718e200a10008f152f4

 

£10 Saturday, 23 September 2023 14:00 - 15:00

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Over Half a Million Irish Parish Records newly released by TheGenealogist

Another whole county’s worth of Irish parish records now bolsters the record collections of TheGenealogist! Today, one of the leading providers of family history resources has added the records of 510,007 individuals from County Laois to its site in their latest release.

 

[County Laois, once known as Queen's County from 1556 to 1922]

 

County Laois, once known as Queen's County from 1556 to 1922, is a double landlocked county in the Eastern and Midland Region of the Republic of Ireland. As the Irish diaspora has spread out across the globe, especially during the terrible events of the Great Famine of 1845–49 which devastated the county at the time, many people from across the world will be able to trace their roots back to this part of Ireland.

 

Searching TheGenealogist’s transcriptions provides an easy way to find records which then provides a handy link to the National Library of Ireland (NLI) in order to see the digitised image of the actual register. TheGenealogist’s transcription greatly benefits from its powerful SmartSearch that can be used to identify possible siblings, as well as parent’s potential marriage details.

 

We have secured a great offer for our readers of a 6 months Diamond package for only £39.95 (after £40 Cashback) for a short time only - That's better than half price! https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/MGBPRS923

 

To find out more about how to use these records see TheGenealogist’s article:  Searching for ancestors in the Laois parish records

https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/featuredarticles/2023/searching-for-ancestors-in-the-laois-parish-records-5099/



About TheGenealogist

 

TheGenealogist is an award-winning online family history website, which puts a wealth of information at the fingertips of family historians. Their approach is to bring hard to use physical records to life online with easy to use interfaces such as their Tithe and newly released Lloyd George Domesday collections. 

 

TheGenealogist’s innovative SmartSearch technology links records together to help you find your ancestors more easily. TheGenealogist is one of the leading providers of online family history records. Along with the standard Birth, Marriage, Death and Census records, they also have significant collections of Parish and Nonconformist records, PCC Will Records, Irish Records, Military records, Occupations, Newspaper record collections amongst many others.

 

TheGenealogist uses the latest technology to help you bring your family history to life. Use TheGenealogist to find your ancestors today!

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Researching 17th Century Ancestors with Else Churchill

 

The Society of Genealogists is presenting a course aimed at taking your research back into the 1600s. Away from the pressures of life for a weekend, you can focus on how to find your earlier ancestors and flesh out your family’s history. If you sign up for this online course you will spend time with other people in the class that share your interests and are as keen as you are to learn new skills. Most of us enjoy meeting and learning from expert genealogists and we find others’ ancestry almost as fascinating as our own.

The SoG 2-day intensive course covers:

 

The Commonwealth Gap

Civil Wars

Migration to the Americas

Parish Registers and Records

Heraldic Visitations

Grammar Schools and Universities

London Guilds and Livery Companies

Taxation

Old Poor Law

Sources for English Civil War soldiers

Court records and Quarter Sessions

Nonconformity

17th Century Probate

 

Using case studies, document workshops and small group discussions alongside lectures you will learn about England in the 17th Century the sources available to research your ancestors in this period, and what their life would have been like. 

 

On Saturday afternoon guest speaker Tim Healey presents "Sex, Drink and Death in the 17th Century" a romp through the pleasures and perils of life in this turbulent era, featuring bawdy frolics, alehouse revels, highway robberies, Civil War, fire and plague. Hugely entertaining, the talk also gives insight into evolving customs - of courtship, celebration, faith and burial. 

 

Time: 

From 10:30am to 5 pm on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September on Zoom. 

 

Students will then have access to the recording of each talk for two weeks. 

 

Bookings are open until 9am 16 September 2023. 

https://members.sog.org.uk/events/6406270ba8ecf00007e50953/description?ticket=6406270ba8ecf00007e50955

 

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New Legal Ancestors’ records now online!

Discover judges, barristers and other court officials in Lawyer lists from 1780 to 1911

Finding that an ancestor belongs to a profession or occupation can be a great way into researching a family tree. Many of them will be recorded in specially produced lists or directories, such as those lawyer lists that are being released online today by TheGenealogist.

For researchers with forebears that belonged to the legal profession, a great set of new historical data has just joined the ever expanding Occupational Record set on TheGenealogist. These book records can give family historians fascinating facts about an ancestor, often revealing to researchers useful details of their lives beyond simply their professional particulars. 

[The Royal Courts of Justice, London]

 

These resources can be used to reveal:

  • addresses of ancestors in the legal profession
  • confirm or unearth relevant dates
  • some biographical entries will even give names of other family members
  • schools and universities that forebears attended
  • the qualifications that an ancestor had gained
  • details of judges and lawyers involved in an ancestor’s cases

With the release of thousands of records online Diamond subscribers of TheGenealogist can now look for members of legal professionals in a number of listings with a legal flavour from 1780 to 1911.


Read TheGenealogist’s article, An Ancestor Bar None:

https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/featuredarticles/2023/an-ancestor-bar-none-4119/ 




About TheGenealogist

 

TheGenealogist is an award-winning online family history website, which puts a wealth of information at the fingertips of family historians. Their approach is to bring hard to use physical records to life online with easy to use interfaces such as their Tithe and newly released Lloyd George Domesday collections. 

 

TheGenealogist’s innovative SmartSearch technology links records together to help you find your ancestors more easily. TheGenealogist is one of the leading providers of online family history records. Along with the standard Birth, Marriage, Death and Census records, they also have significant collections of Parish and Nonconformist records, PCC Will Records, Irish Records, Military records, Occupations, Newspaper record collections amongst many others.

 

TheGenealogist uses the latest technology to help you bring your family history to life. Use TheGenealogist to find your ancestors today!

 

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The Family History Show will be back in London next week!

The Family History Show returns to London next week!

2nd September 2023
10:00-16:00

The Family History Show is returning to Kempton Park on 2nd September so that once more you can enjoy a great day out engrossed in family history. Our last show in London was a massive success and we have had many requests to hold another, so we are only too pleased to welcome you back!

The show will feature free talks throughout the day as well as the popular 'Ask the Experts' area where you can book a free 1-2-1 appointment and put questions forward to specialists. You'll also have the opportunity to engage with family history societies, archives and genealogical suppliers face to face.

Don't forget it's your last chance to claim your early bird discount on tickets so buy your tickets now!

 

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Historic Records and Maps for Oxfordshire Launched Online

Over 1,000 square miles of searchable property records have been released


Today sees the launch of a superb new resource for family historians, providing a great way to discover what type of property our ancestors once occupied. TheGenealogist has just added records covering every head of household and property owner in Oxfordshire around the period 1910-1915 with their latest release. Known as the Lloyd George Domesday Survey, the site now has over 2 Million records searchable online from this collection, covering all boroughs of Greater London plus Middlesex, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and West Hertfordshire, along with the newly added Oxfordshire.

 

High Street, Oxford TheGenealogist’s Image Archive

 

The records were created when one of the most important government surveys took place in Britain as a result of David Lloyd George’s 1910 Finance Act. The Board of Inland Revenue Valuation Office Survey, or The Lloyd George Domesday Survey as the records have become known, is safely held by The National Archives at Kew. 

 

Following many years of collaboration between The National Archives’ conservation and records team and TheGenealogist’s digitization staff at Kew, the project to publish these records, comprising of the IR 58 Field Books and accompanying IR 121 to IR 135 Ordnance Survey maps, has now reached a major landmark.

 

This latest release of Oxfordshire records from The National Archives joins the millions of records in TheGenealogist’s powerful tool, Map Explorer™.

 

  • The Lloyd George Domesday Survey identifies individual properties on extremely detailed 1910-1915 maps, zoomable to the exact plot
  • The surveyors’ field books provide fascinating details about the house, often revealing the size and number of its rooms
  • Maps reveal the features of the neighbourhood in which an ancestor lived
  • Search using the Master Search or by clicking on the pins displayed on TheGenealogist’s powerful Map Explorer™ 
  • Historic maps are layered over modern street maps, allowing you to see how an area changed over time
  • The project will expand to cover the rest of England & Wales

 

Dr Jessamy Carlson, Family & Local History Engagement Lead at The National Archives, said:

“The Valuation Office maps are a key resource for house and local history, and this project is an exciting development for future research. Oxfordshire is an excellent addition to this growing set of online resources, and the variety of residences it covers reveals some fascinating insights into communities before the First World War.”

 

Mark Bayley, Head of Online Content at TheGenealogist, said:

“This release marks a major milestone in the Lloyd George Domesday Project, with now over 2 Million records available for family historians to search. These records enable genealogists and researchers to gain insights and reveal the intricacies of our ancestors' homes, gardens and property ownership.”

 

Oxfordshire is the latest release of TheGenealogist’s Lloyd George Domesday Records

 

Visit thegenealogist.co.uk/1910Survey for more information.

 

Read TheGenealogist’s article in which these records were used to find the property of Oxford resident William Morris: The Cyclist Champion who built a Car Empire

https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/featuredarticles/2023/the-cyclist-champion-who-built-a-car-empire-3795/

 

About TheGenealogist

TheGenealogist is an award-winning online family history website, which puts a wealth of information at the fingertips of family historians. Their approach is to bring hard to use physical records to life online with easy to use interfaces such as their Tithe and newly released Lloyd George Domesday collections. 

TheGenealogist’s innovative SmartSearch technology links records together to help you find your ancestors more easily. TheGenealogist is one of the leading providers of online family history records. Along with the standard Birth, Marriage, Death and Census records, they also have significant collections of Parish and Nonconformist records, PCC Will Records, Irish Records, Military records, Occupations and Newspaper record collections amongst many others.

TheGenealogist uses the latest technology to help you bring your family history to life. Use TheGenealogist to find your ancestors today!

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The Family History Show, London on September 2nd, 2023

Come and be part of a fascinating day dedicated to exploring your genealogy! Sit and be inspired by our free captivating talks, interact with experts who can help you find answers to your questions, and explore a diverse range of exhibitors, family history societies, and genealogy companies from all over the country in the exhibition hall. 

 

This event is an absolute must for all enthusiasts of Family history. Come along and discover fascinating insights into your heritage or your past family. Join us and experience a great day out with lots of friendly exhibitors, complimentary talks, convenient parking, regular trains from London Waterloo or Clapham Junction, and refreshments available all day. Secure your tickets now to take advantage of our amazing two-for-one offer!

 

Get your early-bird tickets now, The Family History Show – London.

 

 

Make a Day of it

Book an expert session and watch a talk in the morning, then have lunch in our restaurant before finishing the day with a bit of retail therapy, chat with societies and catch another talk before you go.

The Family History Show – London features:

  • Free talks held throughout the day in two large lecture areas
  • Ask the Experts - Book a free personal 1-2-1 session with an expert
  • Free goody bag on entry worth over £10
  • Free Parking 
  • Kempton Park Railway Station onsite
  • All Day Refreshments
  • Wheelchair Friendly Venue

Early-bird Ticket Offer

Get your tickets now and save, Two tickets for £12 (£12 each on the day) and you’ll also get a goody bag on entry worth over £8

 

Save 50% by getting two tickets for £12 for the London show here: https://thefamilyhistoryshow.com/london/tickets/ 

 

Talks you can look forward to at the London show include:

10:30 - Tips & Tricks for Online Research
Keith Gregson – Professional Researcher & Social Historian

11:30 - Pinpointing Your Ancestors
Mark Bayley - Online Genealogy Expert

12:30 - Behind the scenes of Who Do You Think You Are?
Nick Barratt - Historian, Author and Professional Genealogist

13:30 - Breaking Down Brick Walls in Your Family History Research
Mark Bayley - Online Genealogy Expert

14:30 - The Genetic Detective - Tips & tricks for solving unknown DNA matches
Donna Rutherford - DNA Expert

Early-bird Ticket OfferGet two tickets for £12 for the London show here: https://thefamilyhistoryshow.com/london/tickets/

 

Ask the experts free One to One advice sessions

 

Find Out More at: https://thefamilyhistoryshow.com/ 

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Wartime British Jewish Newspapers Released

 

TheGenealogist has just released a significant batch of The Jewish Chronicles from the First World War and The Jewish Echo (Scotland and Ireland’s only Jewish paper from the time) covering years during the build up to World War 2.

 

 

 

These newspapers offer the opportunity to traverse through time and witness the pivotal moments that shaped the lives of the Jewish community throughout the war. Accompanying this great resource are the seatholders for the Crosby Street Synagogue in New York, with fascinating details of how it came to be. These records join the substantial holdings of Jewish records on TheGenealogist, including Seatholders of London Synagogues between 1920 and 1939, The Jewish Year Books from 1896 to 1939 and the Jewry Book of Honour (1914-1918).

  • Researchers can use these resources to find Jewish ancestors in the news
  • Learn what was happening from community notifications
  • Find Births, Deaths, Engagements, Marriages, Obituaries and Wills
  • Unearth dates for Bar Mitzvahs 
  • Track down when Tombstones were to be Set
  • Discover relatives that contributed to the many charitable funds supporting victims of the War
  • Learn about ancestors’ Military Promotions and listings in Casualty Lists

 

Read TheGenealogist’s article on how we used records in this release to set history straight and discover the truth about a WW1 Aviator, Businessman and Playboy:

https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/featuredarticles/2023/setting-history-straight--discovering-the-truth-about-a-ww1-aviator-businessman-and-playboy-3261/ 



About TheGenealogist

 

TheGenealogist is an award-winning online family history website, who put a wealth of information at the fingertips of family historians. Their approach is to bring hard to use physical records to life online with easy to use interfaces such as their Tithe and newly released Lloyd George Domesday collections. 

 

TheGenealogist’s innovative SmartSearch technology links records together to help you find your ancestors more easily. TheGenealogist is one of the leading providers of online family history records. Along with the standard Birth, Marriage, Death and Census records, they also have significant collections of Parish and Nonconformist records, PCC Will Records, Irish Records, Military records, Occupations, Newspaper record collections amongst many others.

 

TheGenealogist uses the latest technology to help you bring your family history to life. Use TheGenealogist to find your ancestors today!

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Lightkeeper Registers have been added to ScotlandsPeople

 

ScotlandsPeople have announced that four volumes of Lightkeepers Records, spanning 84 years (1837-1921) have been added to their website. Sourced from the Lightkeeper registers of the Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses,  2,047 images capturing the entries of 1,363 lightkeepers can now be searched online. 

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Lightkeepers can be searched by name, age and the year they entered service. Alternatively, searches can be undertaken by searching for the name of a specific lighthouse, the county or locality.

https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/advanced-search/employment-records#record-type

 

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