With exhibitors from all over the UK and Ireland, this is probably the largest event of its kind in England. Many family history societies and companies attend each year. There is lots of local history from the York area too.
You don’t have to have Yorkshire Ancestors to come to this fair – they can be from anywhere at all! Everyone is very welcome and there is lots to see. There is plenty of parking and refreshments are available all day. There are several lifts to take you to the upper levels, and the whole place is wheelchair friendly.
Here is some great news – the wonderful Discover Your Ancestors Bookazine Issue 6 is now available from S&N Genealogy Supplies
This 196 page bookazine contains new in-depth articles, research advice, social history, ‘how to’ features, case studies, places in focus, and much more! It is ideal for both experienced researchers and those just starting out.
Fascinating features about life in the past
Different types of records explored
Jane Austen: 200th Anniversary
Milestones of past lives: Follow key moments in your ancestors’ journeys from birth to death
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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
Great news! The May issue of Discover Your Ancestors Periodical is available now.
This month Ruth Symes threads her way through the history of needlework occupations, Harry Cunningham investigates the changing roles of hairdressers and barbers, while Jill Morris takes a bird’s eye view of early aviation, Nick Thorne uses colour tithe maps, now available online, to look into the past of a colourful family that includes an Earl that was once a long distance truck driver, and much more.
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.
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
This 196 page bookazine contains in-depth articles, research advice, social history, ‘how to’ features, case studies, places in focus, and much more! The family tree of Daniel Craig, the current James Bond, is revealed. It is ideal for both experienced researchers and those just starting out. Also includes a FREE cover disc with over £130 worth of resources!
Always enjoy settling down to read this great online family history magazine.
Check out this month’s articles:
Rebels with a cause: Tudor England was rocked by a wave of rebellions, as Jonathan Healey explains Preserved for posterity: Nick Thorne explains the importance of storing your family history research properly Salt of the earth: Sue Wilkes explores Britain’s salt industry A patchwork of history: Ruth Symes explores the personal details hidden in patchwork of the past Inside the Black Museum: For 140 years Scotland Yard has held a private collection of crime memorabilia Passed down in the past: Jill Morris continues her exploration of online wills from the 14th to 19th centuries History in the details: Jayne Shrimpton on shoes Regulars: Letters / Events / Books / Place in focus: Liverpool / Classifieds
As September rolled in and autumn replaces summer, family history research returns to many people’s mind. What better time, then to read about this fascinating subject of researching your family tree in an online periodical designed and written by a team of best in class journalists to support and guide you through your genealogical journey?
‘A true and perfect inventory’: Melvyn Jones describes the domestic comforts of a late 17th century farming family Picturing the past:Nick Thorne explores how a free online image archive adds atmosphere to family history research A day at the museum: For the last 400 years, museums have helped people to experience the world’s treasures WDYTYA? is back: The popular genealogy TV show returns looking at various celebrity trees Are benefactors in the frame: Unique research into the lives of people who donated paintings to Glasgow’s museums The legacies of history: Jill Morris explores wills from the 14th to 19th centuries, available online History in the details:Jayne Shrimpton on clogs Regulars: News & Events / Books / Place in focus: Northumberland / Classifieds