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The Family History Show is back next month! February 18th 2023

 

Press Release written by The Family History Show

We wanted to share some great news with you: The Family History Show is back online next month!

The success of last year’s online event, much appreciated in the family history community, has convinced the organisers of The Family History Show, Online to bring it back this February 2023. With new talks and all the features of a physical family history show, this virtual event can be easily accessed from around the world in the comfort of your own home.

The Family History Show, Online, organised by Discover Your Ancestors magazine, is busy making preparations for its return on Saturday 18th February 2023.

You'll have the opportunity to put your research questions to an expert, watch free 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.

Make a 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.

 

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

Watch the New Talks given by Nick Barratt Historian Author and Professional Genealogist; Keith Gregson – Professional Researcher & Social Historian; Donna Rutherford – DNA Expert; and Stephen Gill – Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society (keep an eye out for further announcements about the content of each speaker’s presentation).

 

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 Supplies

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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January 2023 Edition of Discover Your Ancestors on sale!

In this January 2023 issue of the Discover Your Ancestors Online Periodical:

Reading the past: Rachel Bates introduces the subject of palaeography, with a guide to reading secretary hand in particular

Revisiting Bowton's Yard: Denise Bates investigates where fact and fiction meet in this well-known working-class ballad

The disappearance of Florence Harris: Nell Darby tells a sad story of hardship and mental illness in Edwardian England

Suffragette and socialist: Lorraine Schofield tells the story of an extraordinary ordinary wife and mother, Hannah Mitchell

Cautionary tales: Nick Thorne recounts a series of unfortunate events in the life of a literary man

History in the details: Materials – fur (part 1)

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  • 12 monthly issues of the Periodical
  • Access to 500,000,000 birth, marriage and death records
  • Free data: Titanic passenger list
  • Free ebook: Norfolk 1817 Poll Book

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The Family History Show, London declared a success at Kempton Park

The Family History Show, London that took place at Kempton Park Racecourse on Saturday 24th September 2022 was a resounding success. The show, organised by Discover Your Ancestors Magazine went down extremely well in its new venue. 

 

 

Visitors flocked to the free talks in the large lecture theatres and had the rare chance of asking the experts for help in a one-to-one session to break down the brickwalls in their research.

 

 

“I do like the venue, it's really easy to get to from the station, I came on public transport and it was easy; I just got off at the station, walked down and there it is!” 

– Elsa Churchill from the Society of Genealogists

 

Steve, who attended with his wife, emailed “Just wanted to say thank you for the excellent event you laid on this weekend. First time my wife and I have been and we really enjoyed it… We loved the day and look forward to returning again soon!”

 

Another visitor to the show said:

“I just felt that the location is brilliant. I love the light and the airiness of the venue. I think the venue is super, you should come here again… I'll definitely come again if you hold it here.”

 

Exhibitors comments were also positive about The Family History Show and its venue:

 

“Terrific location, well signposted off the main roads and motorways…the catering was excellent with efficient staff, with good food and drink” – This Way Books

 

“It’s been really interesting coming back again and just seeing the family history community coming together again…to promote what we do and just say how friendly, collaborative and helpful this community can be.”

 – Elsa Churchill from the Society of Genealogists

 

“Easy to get to, easy to park, easy to unload, good facilities, lovely food, plenty of loos, nice and airy with plenty of room to walk around in.” – The London Westminster & Middlesex Family History Society

 

The organisers of the Family History Show London were very happy with the way the event went and are bringing it back to Kempton next year on the 2nd September 2023. With the on-site railway station, plentiful parking, food court and the courteous and friendly venue staff this is set to become a regular for family historians in London and the South East.

 

See the video of The Family History Show, London 2022:

https://youtu.be/d5g-dQMwxRE

 

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The Family History Show is returning to London this Month!

 

News from The Family History Show:

 

 

Join us on Saturday 24th September 2022 at The Family History Show, London

The first London show in over two years is just weeks away! Many are looking forward to enjoying a great day out again, with the excitement of being able to listen to live talks and asking questions face-to-face to a range of experts and exhibitors. Following on from the success of the York show in June we are only too pleased to welcome everyone back on Saturday 24th September to The Family History Show at Kempton Park, London.

 

Help ensure the future of family history events like this by voting with your feet and joining us!

 

 

Packed with exhibitors attending from all over the UK, including family history societies and genealogy suppliers, this long-awaited chance to talk face-to-face with stall holders is a must for your diary. Watch a short video of our previous event here: https://youtu.be/5Fdd_69qzMI

 

This event is not just for those who have London Ancestors – these family history shows will appeal to all family historians. Everyone is very welcome and there will be much to see throughout the day. There is plenty of free parking, refreshments will be available all day, you can talk with experts who can help with your research queries and watch FREE talks from a selection of expert lecturers.

 

Interested in exhibiting? Contact us now as we only have a limited number of spaces left.

 

If you can’t make it to our London show, then why not put this date in your diary? The Family History Show Online will be returning on Saturday 18th February 2023.

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

– I've got my Autosomal DNA results, What do I do next? - Debbie Kennett

– How to research the history of the houses where your ancestors lived - Nick Barrett

– Which website and why? - Jackie Depelle

– Search Techniques to find your missing ancestors - Mark Bayley

– New Hints and Tips 2022 - Keith Gregson

– Fleshing out the bones - Records that reveal your ancestors lives - Mark Bayley

Early-bird Ticket Offer

Get your tickets online now and save up to 50%

Buy two tickets for only £12, or single tickets for only £8 each. Tickets will be £12 on the door so make sure you book early!

You’ll also get a free goody bag on entry worth over £8.

 

Buy your tickets now at: https://thefamilyhistoryshow.com/london/tickets/

 

 

 

 

 

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Interesting article in the August Discover Your Ancestors Magazine

Excellent articles for family and social historians to read in the Discover Your Ancestors, August 2022 issue (see https://discoveryourancestors.co.uk/):
– 'Stop me and buy one': Our love of ice-cool treats and desserts follows a tradition that spans continents and dates back millennia, as Jayne Shrimpton reveals
– Mistress of spin: Caroline Roope tells the remarkable story of pioneering cyclist – and self-promoter – Annie Londonderry
– Family maintenance: All over Britain, the Edwardian courts were busy trying to ensure that people faced up to their financial responsibilities, writes Nell Darby
– The last of the 39ers: Nick Thorne explores the story of the oldest surviving and longest serving British POW of WW2, Alfie Fripp
– Two centuries of history: Stephen Roberts discovers that Christchurch’s ‘Barrack Road’ is so named for a good reason
– History in the details: Materials – silk (part 3) by Jayne Shrimpton
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12 monthly issues of the Periodical
Access to 500,000,000 birth, marriage and death records
Free data: Titanic passenger list
Free ebook: Scotland; The Official Guide to Edinburgh Circa 1930
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Latest edition of Family History digital magazine out for May

 

In the May 2022 issue of Discover Your Ancestors Online Periodical:

The semaphore line: Semaphore towers provided a vital means of military communication before the invention of the telegraph. Caroline Roope passes on the message
A history of swimwear: As the warmer months beckon, Jayne Shrimpton explores what our forebears donned to enjoy the water
Mistress of riddles: Nick Thorne investigates the famous author whose colourful ancestors fled France
The Victorian coffee roaster: Researching the coffee roasting industry in 19th century London exposes the risks involved in what was often a family business – risks that could end in court, as Nell Darby reveals
Times of transition: Khadija Tauseef tells the story of her grandfather, who lived through the partition of India and Pakistan and devoted his life to helping people
History in the details: Materials – cotton (part 5)

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  • 12 monthly issues of the Periodical
  • Access to 500,000,000 birth, marriage and death records
  • Free data: Titanic passenger list
  • Free ebook: Kent, Bromley and Chislehurst 1916 Kelly's Directory

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Latest edition of Discover Your Ancestors out for March 2022

This month Discover Your Ancestors have another packed Online Periodical for family and social historians! https://discoveryourancestors.co.uk/subscribe/
Articles include:
Our centenarian ancestors: A perhaps surprising number of our 19th century ancestors reached their 90s or even their centuries – and press interest in their age can really help the family historian, as Nell Darby explains
The marvels of Metro-land: Caroline Roope discovers the London commuter suburbs promoted by the expanding Metropolitan Railway in the early 20th century
A welfare pioneer: Sadie McMullon tells the story of Agnes Marshall Loomes, a pivotal figure for infant welfare
Addressing Sir Alexander: Nick Thorne addresses where Sir Alexander Fleming lived – the man who discovered penicillin by chance in Paddington
History in the details: Materials – cotton (part 3)
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: Berkshire, 1911 Kelly's Directory
 
 
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Discover Your Ancestors February Periodical is filled with Family and Social History tips

The latest Discover Your Ancestors periodical edition (February 2022) is out Now online!
 
In this issue:
  • People's parks: Denise Bates explores the history of public parks and the social purpose they have served
  • Bigamy at Bristol: When a man committed bigamy, one might expect people to condemn him. So how, in 1859, did one man actually get sympathy for doing so? Nell Darby knows
  • A ride through time: Nick Thorne demonstrates how combining online resources can help with researching ancestors' occupations
  • The saddest goodbye: Simon Wills looks at why and how our ancestors attempted suicide and the repercussions for them and their families
  • Letters to the editor: Paul Matthews offers a sampler of correspondence to periodicals, revealing little windows into the past
  • History in the details: Materials – cotton (part 2)

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: Army List 1872 - August
 
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The Family History Show is back February 2022!

 

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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