Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE
The National Hall, Olympia, London: 5 - 7 May 2007
Whether you are interested in tracing your family history, local history, house history, military history, community history or just love anything to do with history this event will have something for you.
Saturday sees David Starkey speaking on 'The Monarchy'; and Barber Gascoigne with The History Challenge - a visual quiz. On Sunday Bettany Hughes will be talking about 'Helen of Troy. Monday has Neil Oliver talking about 'What I did in my summer holidays: Excavating the battlefields of the Anglo Zulu War of 1879' plus 'Not forgotten: Men and Women of the Great War'.
All three days will see talks by Dan Snow, Jonathan Foyle, Saul David and Nick Barratt. Dan Snow will talk on 'How to win a battle' and 'Behind the scenes: exclusive family history; Jonathan Foyle will give various talks on architecture covering the mediaeval, Tudor, 17th century, Victorian and Edwardian periods; Saul David will speak on 'The Indian Mutiny (the 150th anniversary of the fall of the Raj)' and 'Victorians Wars and the fall of Delhi in 1857'. Nick Barratt will talk about 'Getting started in family history' and 'The Hidden history of Medieval England'
To get an insight into what it was like to discover their ancestors on the TV show Ian Hislop, Colin Jackson and David Baddiel will be appearing in the 'Who Do You Think You Are? Theatre'. There will also be a number of 'show-exclusive celebrities' who will have their family history unveiled to them live at the event.
For all of those already researching their family history or those just about to embark upon tracing their family history, this is the ideal opportunity to pick the brains of the experts. Learn how to put flesh on the bones of your ancestors - gain an insight into the way your ancestors lived placing them in their lives and times and finding their very own place in history.
They are 57 genealogy workshops covering a wide range of topics from ' Irish Census Records Online' to ' Tracing living relatives'. Top genealogy speakers include Peter Christian author of 'The Genealogists Internet' talking about 'Creating a family history website'; Professional researcher, lecturer and author Paul Blake talking about 'What you need to know about Church records' and 'Pre 1914 Army records'; Audrey Collins, Reader Advisor at the National Archives, lecturer and author who will speak on 'Sex Lies and Civil Registration'; Dave Annal Development Manager Family Record Centre, lecturer and author talking about 'Wills for family historians; Roger Kershaw, The National Archives immigration records specialist, lecturer and author will talk on 'Where did they come from? Sources for immigration at TNA' and 'Where did they go? Sources for emigration at TNA'; Chad Hanna and Gillian Stevens from the Federation of Family History Societies online data-base Familyhistoryonline.net will talk about 'How to get the best out of online searches'
All workshops, lectures and advice sessions are free and entry is on a 'first come first served basis'
For the full event details including the program of speakers visit www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.co.uk
More than just a family history event!