Its getting close to that time of the year again! I mean when the Who Do You Think You are? LIVE comes to London. If you have followed me for any time then you will know how much I enjoy this show for the chance to see lots of fellow minded family historians all gathered in one place.
This year the management has changed as BBC Magazines Bristol has bought a majority share in the UKâ€™s largest family history event.
Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE was first brought to us back in 2007 by Brand Events, the consumer event specialists, andÂ the television production company, Wall To Wall ( a Shed Media company) who were responsible for the highly successful TV programme: Who Do You Think You Are? The annual genealogical event is staged at London’s Olympia and last year attracted over 14,000 visitors including me!
So who are the new organizers? Well BBC Magazines Bristol is an award-winning specialist interest arm of BBC Magazines. They are the publishers of the “Who Do You Think You Are?” Magazine and together with Wall To Wall will run the event. Brand Events will be acting as consultants for the 2011 event, so they have not bowed out completely.
Andy Healy, Show Director of Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE and Publisher of Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, said: â€œThis is a great opportunity for us to further help genealogists, from beginners to experts, delve deeper into their own stories. The event has been so successful over the past four years, itâ€™s incredibly exciting to be taking it on at such a buoyant time for this industry.â€
Claire Hungate, Commercial Director of the Shed Media Group, commented: â€œBrand Events have done an amazing job of launching the show and establishing it as the biggest genealogy event in the UK and we very much look forward to building on that success and further developing the showâ€™s reach with BBC Magazines Bristol.â€
I’m looking forward to attending the event and maybe catch up with some of you there?