What a great few days of genealogy!
It’s impossible to say how many new family history leads and discoveries will have been made by the thousands of visitors to Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE at Olympia this weekend, but we would guess it’s a very large number. There were genealogists on hand to help from the Society of Genealogists’ ask-the-experts, speaking at the show’s workshops and talks, and on the stands too of course. From The National Archives, the Imperial War Museum, the major family history data sites, the family history societies, and dedicated family history book publishers too, the hall was buzzing with genealogy advice – all visitors probably needed was more time to soak it all up.
Thanks to everyone who popped by our stand where we were celebrating Family Tree being 30 years old this year. We were also delighted to have photo-dating expert Jayne Shrimpton (www.jayneshrimpton.co.uk) providing her superb family history photo tips to visitors on Saturday. And it was lovely to get a chance to catch up and see so many friendly family-history faces as ever.
Here’s a little round-up of some highlights of the Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE 2014 from the Family Tree team.
And when it was time to pack up and go home, we were really pleased to have help from the kind folk at FamilySearch – David Rencher, and two of his colleagues – thank you!