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2016 WDYTYA? Live

by Nick Thorne, The Nosey Genealogist on April 11th, 2016

I’m just back home after my trip away to dear old ‘Brum’ to see the Who Do You Think You Are? Live show (some of my own family history relates to this city).

Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2016 at the NEC

In its second year at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham it certainly continues to meet expectations as being the world’s largest family history show. There were all levels of researchers attending over the three day event. From talking with many of them I could quickly see that some were quite clearly just starting out in tracing their family trees and looking for some help with where to find their forebears.

There were also those more experienced researchers wanting to see if any of the new records and tools, that the major sites were offering, would help them discover more about their elusive ancestors. A number of professional genealogists were at the event to network and give lecture talks, or work on the many stands that packed the hall.

TheGenealogist.co.uk

TheGenealogist.co.uk stand and presentation theatre

 

I really enjoyed mixing with my fellow minded family historians at the show and catching some of the really interesting talks such as those by leading genealogists Laura Berry and Celia Heritage, plus the Breaking down brick walls talk by Mark Bayley on TheGenealogist stand.

I also got to talk to some old and new friends and catch up with some of my fellow bloggers in the family history blogosphere. Dick Eastman, from Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter and I shared commiserations about how tired our feet felt by the Saturday and it was really good to meet up in person with John D. Reid from Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections blog.

I shall be posting some videos from the event shortly, but in the mean time here are a few photo’s to give a flavour of the show.

Celia Heritage gives a genealogy tutorial on TheGenealogist stand

Celia Heritage gives a genealogy tutorial on TheGenealogist stand.

 

Lectures were held in several SoG theatres throughout the hall

Lectures were held in several theatres throughout the hall.

 

Genealogy products for sale at the S&N Genealogy Supplies stand

Genealogy products for sale at the S&N Genealogy Supplies stand.

 

Stands at the WDYTYA? Live 2015.

Some of the stands at the WDYTYA? Live 2015.

 

Spitfire on display at the NEC for the WDYTYA? Live

A Spitfire on display at the NEC for the WDYTYA? Live.

 

Family history societies showing at the WDYTYA? Live show

Many Family history societies were attending at the WDYTYA? Live show.

 

Professional Genealogist Laura Berry

Laura Berry, a Professional Genealogist who has worked as one of the lead researchers on family history television programmes and written the book Discover Your Ancestor’s Occupation.

 

Professional genealogist Celia Heritage

Professional genealogist, writer and teacher: Celia Heritage.

 

Andrew Chapman, Editor of Discover Your Ancestor's Magazine

Andrew Chapman, the Editor of Discover Your Ancestor’s Magazine.

 

 

 

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