Next Saturday – 6th February 2020 Family History Show at Bristol, UK


NEWS:

Many genealogists and family history researchers, myself included, will be heading over to Bristol for The Family History Show, South West in just a weeks’ time!

The show takes place on this coming Saturday 8th February 2020 at UWE Exhibition Centre, with two Large Lecture Theatres with Free TalksFree Ask the Experts Area, Societies, Local Archives and Ministry of Defence stands, Free Goody Bag worth over £8 on entry, Free Parking and Free minibus from Station.

Family history show at University of the West of England Exhibition Centre
University of the West of England Exhibition Centre

 

Don’t miss the Family History Show’s Early Bird Offer, Two Tickets for £8, saving £4 on the door price, which you can claim here.

Not in the South West? Don’t worry, they are also coming to York in June and London in September.

Free talks will be held throughout the day, from a variety of speakers.

Theatre 1

10:30 Breaking down brick walls in your family history research
with Mark Bayley, Online Genealogy Expert

 

How to resolve stumbling blocks in your family history research using new and unique search strategies to find those missing relatives. Includes searching for a family using advanced search techniques. The talk also covers unique data sets.

11:30 The Genetic Genealogy Revolution: how DNA testing is transforming family history research
with Debbie Kennett – DNA Expert & Writer

 

DNA testing is a powerful tool, it can help to break through brick walls and solve family history mysteries. But DNA testing can also produce surprises. Debbie looks at how different tests work and discusses some of the fascinating stories discovered through DNA testing.

12:30 Tracing Your Military Ancestors
with 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.

13:30 Breaking down brick walls in your family history research
with Mark Bayley, Online Genealogy Expert

 

How to resolve stumbling blocks in your family history research using new and unique search strategies to find those missing relatives. Includes searching for a family using advanced search techniques. The talk also covers unique data sets.

Theatre 2

11:00 Tips & Tricks for Online Research
with Keith Gregson – Professional Researcher & Social Historian

 

Keith shares top tips & techniques for finding elusive ancestors, illustrated by some fascinating case studies. He is both a popular and academic historian with a range of publications stretching over the past 40 years.

12:00 Breaking down brick walls in your family history research
with Mark Bayley, Online Genealogy Expert

 

How to resolve stumbling blocks in your family history research using new and unique search strategies to find those missing relatives. Includes searching for a family using advanced search techniques. The talk also covers unique data sets.

13:00 Tracing Rural Ancestors
with Else Churchill – Professional Researcher & Social Historian

 

English ancestors lived in rural communities working the land. We may know nothing more about them other than the designation of labourer shown in the parish registers or census records. This talk will look at other records and ways of discovering more about rural ancestors and the communities they inhabited. It will look (inter alia) at records and resources from 1750-1950, such as parish surveys and reports on agricultural life, land and other tax records, land holding, friendly societies, school and poor law records.

14:00 Dating Family Photos from the 1840s to the 1940s
with Jayne Shrimpton – Photo Expert & Fashion Historian

 

Jayne Shrimpton explains how to date your family photographs, from formal Victorian studio portraits to 20th-century snapshots. She’ll also discuss key fashion dating tips and cover the main photographic formats of the Victorian era.

 

Perhaps I’ll see some of you there?

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