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The Family History Show – London was a great success

The London Family History Show

The first Family History Show, London at Sandown Park Racecourse was a great success with advance tickets selling out and a full capacity crowd say organiser’, Discover Your Ancestor’s Magazine.

The talks proved very popular and exhibitors were kept busy all day.

They are already looking forward to the 2018 event which will have more than double the capacity, have an expanded talks program with additional leading lecturers, and more social and local history stands. With free parking for visitors and exhibitors, and a shuttle bus from the train station, the organisers are hoping to expand on the success of this year’s event.

The Family History Show – London Event will be back but in Sandown Racecourse’s much larger Surrey Hall on Saturday 22nd September 2018. This gives the benefits of a food court area with plenty of seating and hot food, a larger talks area, additional stand space for those that need it and the ability to have various additional attractions.

For those who book their tickets in advance, you can save with discounted prices : £5 each or two for £7.50 (Standard price £7 per person). Exhibitors can also save when they book their tables before the end of 2017.

http://thefamilyhistoryshow.com/london/

The Family History Show – London

New Family History Show for the London area

This Sunday, 24th September 2017 sees the first Family History Show  – London

The Family History Show - London at Sandown Park

Organised by Discover Your Ancestors Magazine, the same people behind the ever successful event called The Family History Show, York it is being held at Sandown Park Racecourse between 10 am and 4:30

Watch this video of this year’s York event to get a taster of what is to come…

 

Free Talks throughout the day

10:00 Show Opening with Caliban’s Dream, Medieval Musicians

11:00 Breaking Down Brick Walls In Your Family History Research Mark Bayley, Online Expert 
Resolve stumbling blocks in your family history research using innovative search strategies and unique record sets to find those missing relatives.

12:00 Tracing Your Military Ancestors Chris Baker, Military Expert & Professional Researcher 
Chris draws on his experience from researching thousands of soldiers to explore what can be found when looking for a military ancestor.

13:00 Breaking Down Brick Walls In Your Family History Research Mark Bayley, Online Expert

14:00 Tips & Tricks for Online Research Keith Gregson, Professional Researcher & Social Historian
Keith shares top tips & techniques for finding elusive ancestors, illustrated by some fascinating case studies.

15:00 Breaking Down Brick Walls In Your Family History Research Mark Bayley, Online Expert

 

Read more at: http://thefamilyhistoryshow.com/

York Family History Fair

New Discover Your Ancestors Periodical

The August 2017 edition of Discover Your Ancestors online periodical is available now and features some great articles this month.

With regular News, Events, Books and Classifieds this month also looks at Ipswich in its Regional feature.

This month’s crop of articles are as follows:

‘Put it in the diary’: Ruth A Symes looks at what our ancestors’ appointment diaries can reveal

What’s in a name?: Denise Bates explores the trends and traditions of Victorian forenames

Changing names: Nick Thorne unravels a family of name changes and finds a black sheep exiled for his crime

Here is the news: Margaret Powling surveys the history of newspapers, and remembers her own family’s role in the trade

Woodcuts and witches: Jon Crabb explores how developments in publishing influenced the early modern fixation with witches

History in the details: Jayne Shrimpton on underwear

Regulars: News / Events / Region: Ipswich / Books / Classifieds

You can get this month’s edition from:

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Discover Your Ancestors June Offer

The Discover Your Ancestors Online Periodical was launched in May 2013 and has been providing a terrific mix of family history stories, case studies, social history articles and research advice. This regular and affordable service is a must have for anyone starting out in family history research or for those with more experience but who have reached brick walls. The high quality monthly digital magazine is delivered to your own personalised online account every month as a beautifully designed 30+ page online magazine. This regular and affordable service is highly recommended for anyone who is beginning to research their family tree as well as for those researchers who have more experience but may have reached brick walls in tracing their ancestors.

 

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The End of the Road for Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE

 

It is very sad news to have come out of Immediate Media in the past day. They have announced that the annual Who Do You Think You Are? Live show will not return. This was one of the largest family history event that attracted thousands of family historians to browse the stands and attend the various talks each year.

Who Do You Think You Are? Live at the NEC
Who Do You Think You Are? Live NEC Birmingham

After ten years, first at Olympia in London and then at the NEC in Birmingham for the last three of those years, the event that took place at the beginning of April this year was the last ever!

Who Do You Think You Are? Live fair
Who Do You Think You Are? Live was previously held at Olympia in London

The organisers say it was due to financial reasons that they are bowing out and so we must assume that the show, while popular with family historians of all abilities, just couldn’t make them money.

I am sure that we shall all miss the event, but perhaps it was just too large a venue.

 

While it is sad that it has gone there are always other more manageable family history shows to visit, including those up an coming in Yorkshire and the London area being organised by Discover Your Ancestors Magazine and sponsored by TheGenealogist.

There will be FREE talks from a number of experts, to discover more see the talks page on their website: http://yorkshirefamilyhistoryfair.com/free-talks.php

Do you really know who you are? Come and find out – you may be surprised!

Yorkshire Family History Fair

Saturday 24th June 2017

10am to 4.30pm

The Knavesmire Exhibition Centre, The Racecourse, York, YO23 1EX

Admission: Adults £4.80, Children under 14 FREE

To get your tickets go to: http://yorkshirefamilyhistoryfair.com/

December Discover Your Ancestors Out Now

December 2016 Discover Your Ancestors

The fantastic online periodical that is a must read for anyone researching their family history is out now. In this month’s edition:

The tale of the mail: Harry Cunningham investigates how Britain’s Post Office has been operating for over 500 years
First-class appearance: Jayne Shrimpton investigates the uniforms our postal worker ancestors might have worn
‘For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil’: Nick Thorne investigates the story of the Reverend Vyvyan Moyle and his temptations of the monetary kind
Learning to walk: Sharon Brookshaw looks at how our forebears took their first steps, epitomising changing attitudes to childcare down the centuries
Great Uncle Mozart: David Lewiston Sharpe looks at the lineages of learning that connect generations of students and teachers
History in the details: Jayne Shrimpton on waistcoats
Regulars: Region: Portsmouth / News & Events / Books  / Classifieds

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Read more at: http://www.discoveryourancestors.co.uk/

Discover Your Ancestors Periodical has some great articles…

Discover Your Ancestors September 2016 Edition

Discover Your Ancestors Sept 2016

Read about The great fire brigade of London: Nicola Lisle looks at how the Great Fire led to the formation of the London Fire Brigade.

Find out about 1666 and all that: Margaret Powling looks at the rebuilding of London after the Great Fire 350 years ago.

Explore the records in Tracing the trails our ancestors leave behind: Nick Thorne finds out about a soldier who served in every engagement from Corunna to Waterloo.

See the article… Roast beef and rain?: Ruth A Symes uncovers a 19th century Frenchman’s views of our Victorian ancestors.

Discover An English eccentricity: Colin Ellson explores the forgotten role of the ‘squarsons’ – wealthy priests at the head of their communities.

And take a look at History in the details: Jayne Shrimpton on men’s shirts.

As always the online magazine includes a number of Regulars: This month’s region: Worcestershire / News & Events / Books  / Classifieds.

If you are not already a reader then go now to: http://www.discoveryourancestors.co.uk/

Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2016 show reports

 

Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2016 ath the NEC Birmingham
Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2016 NEC Birmingham

Who Do You Think You Are? Live in Birmingham 2016 is over for another year and many of us who went enjoyed the mixture of all the main  genealogy companies and family history societies in one place.  Reports say that over 13,000  visitors attended this year, making it a busy three days. WDYTYA?Live! is considered to be the UK’s largest family history event in the genealogical year and The Society of Genealogists hosted the traditional fair, held numerous workshops and also provide a number of experts were on hand to answer questions.

American genealogical newsletter writer, Dick Eastman has blogged here about his experience of this years show which is well worth a look:  https://blog.eogn.com/2016/04/11/a-report-and-pictures-from-who-do-you-think-you-are-live-in-birmingham-england/

And check out some of the pictures The Nosey Genealogist has posted, along with a number of interesting video interviews from the show on the blog: Help Me With My Family Tree.

 

The Nosey Genealogist interviews Discover Your Ancestors' editor Andrew Chapman
The Nosey Genealogist interviews Discover Your Ancestors’ editor Andrew Chapman

Discover Your Ancestors March edition is now out!

Discover Your Ancestors Online Periodical has published their March 2016 edition.

The Discover Your Ancestors Periodical is a high quality monthly digital magazine that is delivered to the subscriber’s own personalised online account every month. The 30+ page online magazine is packed full of stories, case studies, social history articles and research advice and is  great for anyone starting out in family history research, or even for those with more experience but who have reached brick walls in their family history.

Discover Your Ancestors March 2016
Discover Your Ancestors March 2016

This months articles include:

Heavy work: Sue Wilkes digs into the lives and work of Britain’s lead miners
Criminally insane or cold-blooded murderer?: Nick Thorne researches a 19th century cause célèbre using TheGenealogist’s record collections
The privilege of the feu…: Chris Paton explores the ownership records for Scottish land and property
The ancestral laptop: Ruth A Symes explores the history of family writing desks, and what family historians can learn from them
History in the details: Jayne Shrimpton on trousers
Meaning business: Jill Morris investigates the history of limited companies
Regular features: This month’s region: Cheshire / News / Events / Books  / Classifieds

Read Discover Your Ancestors Today: http://www.discoveryourancestors.co.uk/current-issue/

Its November and a New Discover Your Ancestors online magazine is out

Discover Your Ancestors Periodical is a high quality monthly digital magazine delivered to your own personalised online account every month and there is a new one just out!

If you haven’t seen this publication yet then what you are missing out on is a well designed 30+ page online magazine that is packed full of stories, case studies, social history articles and research advice. This regular and affordable online magazine is highly recommended for anyone starting out in family history research, or for those with more experience but who have reached brick walls.

This month we have been reading in our copy the following great articles…

The best of times: Daniel Hewitt explores the history of horology through his Clerkenwell clockmaker ancestry
The quartermaster’s tale: Anthony Boulton presents a unique memoir of his grandfather’s WW1 experiences
From Longleat to the Tower of London: Nick Thorne delves into the history of Longleat and its illustrious inhabitants
Decoding Victorian jewellery: Victorian jewellery was rich in symbolism, as Kim Fleet explains
Woven into history: Caroline Taylor explores carpet-making in Kidderminster and resources in the town’s carpet museum
A fair hearing?: Jill Morris explains the Court of Chancery
History in the details: Jayne Shrimpton on boots

Regulars: News / Events / Books / Place in focus: Somerset / Classifieds

Discover Your Ancestors Periodical November 2015

To find out more go to their website here:  http://www.discoveryourancestors.co.uk/current-issue/