Plans for the International Family History conference, Exodus: Movement of the People, continue to grow in exciting ways, with the platinum sponsorship recently taken up Ancestry.co.uk and the announcement that Dr Janina Ramirez is to be After Dinner Speaker at Exodus on the Saturday night.
Alec Tritton chairman of the Halsted Trust, organisers of Exodus, said ‘Ancestry.co.uk coming on board as the Platinum sponsor has enabled us to turn what we believe was already a great conference programme into a truly memorable one. We are also absolutely delighted to be able to invite such a well- known historian to bring her knowledge and expertise to our conference’. Karen Richardson Senior Manager of Community Marketing at Ancestry.co.uk added, ‘Migration and travel is one of the most fascinating areas of family history research, but also one of the most challenging. Whether your ancestors moved to a different town for work or crossed oceans in pursuit of a new life, their journeys can throw up a whole host of questions and complications when tracing your family tree’.
Dr. Ramirez has published widely on medieval art and literature, and in 2010 presented her debut ‘Treasures of the Anglo-Saxons’. She is currently preparing a definitive cultural guide to Anglo-Saxon England, and her experience stretches beyond the world of art, having lectured in archaeology, history, literature and language. She is a passionate and enthused academic driven by a desire to share ideas.
Find out more about Dr Ramirez at www.janinaramirez.co.uk, www.facebook.com/pages/Dr-Janina-Ramirez/246212975446522 and twitter.com/DrJaninaRamirez. And for more information on Ancestry.co.uk and its migration records such as the UK Incoming Passenger Lists visit www.ancestry.co.uk.
The International Family History conference, Exodus: Movement of the People is being held at the Hinckley Island Hotel, Hinckley, Leicestershire 6-8 September 2013. For more information about the conference and to learn more about historic British migration see www.exodus2013.co.uk. Family Tree is also pleased to be sponsoring Exodus, which is set to be a fascinating family history event to look forward to this September.