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The Family History Show is back next month!

 

After the extremely successful virtual events held online last year, The Family History Show, Online is returning in February so that once more you can enjoy all the features of a physical family history show, but from the comfort of your own home.

 

The Family History Show, Online is gearing up for its return on Saturday 19th February 2022.

 

You'll have the opportunity to put your research questions to an expert, watch professionally produced talks and to speak to family history societies, archives and genealogical suppliers by text, audio, video chat or email from the comfort of your own home.

 

You will also be able to submit your questions to the Ask the Experts panel before the show and you have a choice to either book a free 1-to-1 session or to watch the question panel at 15:30 where our experts answer your questions!

Save the date in your diary and snap up an early bird ticket now for only £7! You'll also get a downloadable goody bag worth over £10.

Featuring All New Talks

 

From Cradle to Grave

Jackie Depelle - Family History Tutor and Speaker

 

Jackie's talk shows you how to follow the life of an ancestor, using key family history sources, plus more from maps to house history

 

Solving Genealogy Brickwalls: A Case Study

Amelia Bennett - Expert Researcher, Census Detective with the SOG

 

This talk uses an example from Amelia's own family history where she progressed a brickwall using DNA alongside traditional genealogy research. The path to solving this brickwall had a number of surprises along the way with forgeries, quick marriages, criminal ancestors and often more questions than answers. In telling the story, methods and tools for using DNA to break down brickwalls are provided.

 

The Joy of Surnames

Debbie Kennett - DNA & Surname Expert and Writer 

 

Each surname has its own story to tell. This lecture provides an overview of the history and distribution of surnames with a focus on surnames originating in the British Isles. The one-name study approach can provide breakthroughs that would not be possible by restricting research to your own family tree.

 

Family history and the media: behind the scenes of Who Do You Think You Are?

Nick Barratt - Historian, Author and Professional Genealogist

 

Exploring the impact of Who Do You Think You Are? on the way we research our family stories, with an explanation of how the show was first conceived and produced.

 

Ask the Experts Live Q&A Panel

with Mark Bayley, Debbie Kennett, Jackie Depelle and Nick Barratt.

Submit your questions to our panel of experts before the show. Either book a free 1-to-1 session or watch the live stream question panel at 15:30 where you can ask your questions live!

Societies, Archives and Companies

 

 

Visit exhibitors, societies, archives and companies in our virtual exhibition hall. Here there will be the opportunity to talk to some of the stallholders by text, audio or video from the comfort of your own home.

 

Show Partners

SoG, AGRA, TheGenealogist, GenFair, S&N Genealogy

Early Bird Ticket Offer

 

Buy your tickets in advance and save - tickets to attend The Family History Show Online are available from the website at just £7.00 each. You will also get a FREE virtual goody bag on the day worth over £10. https://thefamilyhistoryshow.com/online/tickets/

 

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Family History Show, Online this Saturday 25 September 2021

The Family History Show Online takes place on 25th September, featuring two online lecture theatres, the popular ‘Ask the Experts’ area where you can put questions forward to specialists, live chat and forum where you can talk with other attendees, as well as a whole host of stalls so you can ask for advice as well as buy genealogical products.

New Feature for The Family History Show Online: The main Lecture Theatre now includes Live Chat, so you can post questions and comments as you watch the talk. The speakers will be on hand to answer these during the broadcast time!

Don’t miss out on a day packed with talks by experts including Nick Barratt, get answers to your questions in 1-2-1 expert sessions, and hear advice from a host of Family History Societies and genealogical suppliers. You can also meet the Discover Your Ancestors team.

https://thefamilyhistoryshow.com/online/tickets/

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Hot off the Press! Discover Your Ancestors Bookazine Issue 10

 

Discover Your Ancestors Issue 10 released!

The 196 page bookazine contains new in-depth articles, research advice, social and general history, 'how to' features, case studies, places in focus, and much more! It is ideal for both experienced researchers and those just starting out.

  • Richard Trevithick: Father of the Railway, 250th Anniversary
  • Georgian Fight Club
  • Death and the Victorians
  • Roald Dahl's WW2 Desert Crash
  • Celebrity genealogies: James Corden, Michael Sheen and Captain Sir Tom Moore
  • How to research the RAF and Royal Marines
  • Rural roots
  • Scots paupers
  • Friendly societies
  • and much more!

Also included are over £80 of FREE resources! Including a free three months First Steps Plus subscription with TheGenealogist, a free three month subscription to the monthly online magazine Discover Your Ancestors Periodical, and lots of other resources!

 

Only £7.99 with FREE UK post and packing from here:

https://genealogysupplies.com/product/Discover-Your-Ancestors/Discover-Your-Ancestors-Magazine-Issue-10

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100th issue of Discover Your Ancestors out now!

The 100th issue of Discover Your Ancestors Periodical has just been released!

In this August 2021 edition are the following great articles:

Stocks and Bond: Nick Thorne addresses the records for where the stockbroker who created 007 once lived


The tormenting verdict of 'not proven': Stephen Wade looks into the Ardlamont mystery and talks to the alleged killer's great-grandson, David Potter


The Irristum Remedy Company: Nell Darby investigates a company run by a married couple, aimed at curing female ills – but they had their own problems


A tale of two cousins: Denise Bates digs into a family mystery and discovers one of her forebears played an important role in fraud investigations


Queen of Hearts: Caroline Roope marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Caroline of Brunswick, wife of George IV


History in the details: Materials – wool (part 7)

 

Sign up today for only £24.99 and receive the following:

  • 12 monthly issues of the Periodical
  • Access to 500,000,000 birth, marriage and death records
  • Free data: Titanic passenger list
  • Free ebook: Huntingdonshire 1906 Kelly's Directory

See more here: https://discoveryourancestors.co.uk/

 

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July edition of Discover Your Ancestors online periodical out now!