I’m getting my bags packed for a visit to this great family history event in the south of London run by Discover Your Ancestors Magazine. Not long to go now as the countdown is well and truly on!
Here is what the organisers have to say:
The Family History Show – London Saturday 22nd September
The UK’s Biggest Family History Show of 2018 is almost upon us. After last year’s hugely successful event we are back and twice the size! With even more free talks, societies and exhibitors. Come along to discover ways to delve deeper into your family tree and add more detail to your research. Dick Eastman will be giving the keynote speech on ‘The Future of Genealogy’ and there is a full programme of free talks to help you on your way back to the past. With free car parking and a free minibus from the train station, you won’t want to miss this!
Saturday 22nd September 2018 10am to 4.30pm
Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher
You will find plenty to explore on the day:
- Double the talks – Two Large Lecture Theatres with Free Talks all day
- New This Year – Free Ask the Experts Area
- Announcing The National Archives as a new exhibitor this year
- Local Archives and Ministry of Defence stands
- Gain knowledge from the societies and organisations attending
- Advanced tickets are just 2 for £7.50
Announcing our DNA Sponsor – MyHeritage DNA
We’re pleased that MyHeritage will be joining us as our DNA sponsor! They will be available throughout the day and will also be giving a talk in one of our free lecture theatres.
Free Talks throughout the day
There will be free talks throughout the day in our two large lecture theatres.
Keynote – The Future of Genealogy with Dick Eastman
Breaking down brick walls in your family history research with Mark Bayley, Online Expert
Mark describes how to resolve stumbling blocks in your family history research using innovative search strategies and unique record sets to find those missing relatives.
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.
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.
Photo Dating with Jayne Shrimpton, Photo Expert and Fashion Historian
Using DNA to Trace Your Ancestry with MyHeritage
5 Killer Apps for Mobile Genealogy with Graham Walter
Many of us have a smart phone with us when we are out doing our genealogy research. What are the apps that will best aid us in our pursuit?
Ask the Experts
New this year will be the Free ‘Ask the Experts’ section, with Jayne Shrimpton on hand to date photographs, Chris Baker to answer questions regarding Medals and Military Research and Social and Sporting Historian Keith Gregson to help break down your brick walls.
- Bring along copies of your photographs and have them dated by our expert
- Have those military queries answered
- Learn more about the social history of your family
Two Tickets for £7.50!
Buy One Get One Half Price on Tickets! Buy your tickets in advance for £5 a person or buy two for £7.50 (Price on the door will be £7 each). HURRY, this offer ends Midday 19th September!
‘Discover Your Ancestors is both a critically acclaimed annual high quality print magazine and a monthly digital periodical. Launched in 2011 and well received by readers it is aimed at both those starting out in family history research as well as those more experienced family historians. Featuring case studies, social history articles and research advice, it is an informative and educational guide to help break down brick walls.
In 2017 it created the ‘Discover Your Ancestors’ Family History Show at York and London, these events have grown rapidly in size and a third show for the South West is planned for 2019.’