Who Do You Think You Are? Live will run at the NEC from 7 to 9 April. Anita Rani is due to appear on Saturday April 9 at 10.15 to 11:00 and 12.15 to 13:00. To book tickets go to here.
The 38 year-old Countryfile presenter, who is of Punjabi descent but raised in Bradford, was reduced to tears on the WDYTYA? TV programme earlier this year when she heard about the horrific circumstances in which her maternal grandfather, Sant Singh lost his first wife and children during the Partition of India.
One of the largest family history shows in the UK is this Saturday the 27th June 2015 in York.
With exhibitors coming from all over the UK and Ireland, the organisers tell us that this is probably the largest event of its kind in England. Certainly worth going to if you are in the area on Saturday the 27th June as many family history societies and companies attend each year and there is also lots of local history from the York area to experience as well.
You don't have to have Yorkshire Ancestors to come to this fair - your forebears can be from anywhere at all, so why not pop along! Everyone is very welcome, say the organisers and there is lots to see.
Held at The Knavesmire Exhibition Centre at The Racecourse in York there is plenty of parking. Refreshments are available all day and there are over 70 exhibitors on three floors. With several lifts to take you to the upper levels, the whole place is wheelchair friendly.
This event is organised by family historians for family historians and will be their 20th year in York with the event becoming more popular each time it is held.
Do you really know who you are? Come and find out - you may be surprised!
Saturday 27th June 2015 between 10am to 4.30pm
The Knavesmire Exhibition Centre, The Racecourse, York, YO23 1EX
This coming Saturday, 16th May 2015, between 10am to 4pm at The Winter Gardens, Weston-Super-Mare is "The largest family history show in the South West".
With over 40 exhibitors from all over the UK and Ireland, they have many family history societies and companies attending again this year.
Free Talks are being hosted throughout the day by various experts.
"Looking for Tommy - Tracing a Military Ancestor"
and "Breaking Down Brick Walls in your family history research"
both of which are by Mark Bayley, who is an Online Genealogy Expert."Recording, Reporting and Preserving Your Family History"with David Bayley, Genealogy Software Expert. "Restoring Old Photographs & some tips for Do It Yourself Restorers"with Matt Curtis of Moments in Time. "How to start researching your Family Tree"with David Gynes Dorset FHS
Whether you are a beginner or an expert, everyone will be made very welcome at the event and there will be a lot to see with refreshments available all day. For those coming by car there will be plenty of parking to take advantage of.
This event is organised by family historians for family historians and is their 9th show, which the organisers report is getting more popular each time. The event is sponsored by S&N Genealogy Supplies and by leading British genealogy research website TheGenealogist who will be there at the show.
As they say in their publicity: "Do you really know who you are? Come and find out - you may be surprised!"
This video has just gone up online after the fantastic Who Do You Think You Are? Live show last week at the NEC.
It gives a great flavour of the event from vendors of genealogy supplies, the talks that took place, new records from data sites and includes Mark Bayley, from TheGenealogist, talking about the new releases that his research site had launched for the event.
For more see www.TheGenealogist.co.uk/News
Reggie Yates, best known for his work as a BBC radio DJ and television presenter, will be at the Who Do You Think You Are? Live show at Birmingham's NEC on the opening day.
Reggie appeared on the TV programme Who Do You Think You Are? last year, in an episode which saw him travel to Ghana to trace his grandfather, Harry Philip Yates. Once there, he unravelled a complicated family history in which Ghanaian culture and British colonialism collided.
Born in London in 1983, the presenter knew very little about his father’s side of the family, after his parents separated when he was just four years old. He grew up with his mother and never met his paternal grandparents, but his Who Do Think You Are? experience made him feel more connected to both his own father and his wider family: “I feel like I’m part of something, and being here and learning about our history has made that even more real.”
During his trip to Ghana, the presenter enlisted the help of historian, Carina Ray, to discover more about the men in his family including George Yates, an Englishman who came over to the Gold Coast to work in the mining industry. Reggie also met his adopted uncle, JB, and spoke to Ghanaian chief Nana about his great grandmother.
Hear Reggie's story
Reggie will be doing a Q and A session with Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine editor, Sarah Williams, to discuss the making of his episode and share his story.
"I was really honoured to take part in Who Do You Think You Are?" Reggie explains, "it was an incredible journey that I took a huge amount from and I'm really looking forward to sharing my experiences."
Meet Reggie and hear first-hand about his experiences at Who Do You Think You Are? Live on Friday 16 April at the NEC! To ensure you don't miss out, book your tickets here
Who Do You Think You Are? Live has announced the name of the Keynote speaker for the event in April.
Its to be the Internationally renowned genealogist and blogger Dick Eastman.
With more than 30 years of expertise, Dick Eastman is the founder of Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter, which has reported on family history news for 19 years and is read by more than 75,000 genealogists around the world.
Eastman will be speaking on all three days of the event, which is set to take place between 16-18 April at the Birmingham NEC. In his talk, the US blogger will be looking to the future of family history, considering how technology is changing family trees and the genealogical community.
To mark the show’s move to the West Midlands, Who Do You Think You Are? Live will also feature special Birmingham-themed displays and lectures, including sessions from popular local historian Carl Chinn on the real Peaky Blinders and a workshop on tracing Black Country ancestors with genealogist Michael Pearson.
In addition there will be the usual wide range of experts in attendance, including military historians, photograph specialists and representatives from family history societies across the UK and further afield.
Tickets are currently on sale from just £16 in advance and can be purchased at: www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.com.
The world's largest Family History show is being staged at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre this year from the 16th to the 18th April 2015, moving to the Midlands after many years exhibiting in London.
Tickets are on sale at: http://www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.com/
This weekend sees the second family history fair to be held at The Lincolnshire Showground. Echoes of the Past will be on this Sunday 26th October from 10am to 4pm at the EPIC Centre, Lincolnshire Showground. Entry is £4 per person and there is free parking.
There is also a free hourly bus shuttle service to and from Lincoln city centre.
There will be free talks throughout the day including the popular 'Breaking down brick walls' talk from Mark Bayley of TheGenealogist. It promises to be another great event, if you live in or near the Lincoln area, it's well worth attending the event!
There's more information from the Lincolnshire Echo website who are organising the event.