Friday, 30 October 2009

WDYTYA Live returns for 2010

From the folk at Who Do You Think You Are? Live:

THE COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN!
The country's biggest and most comprehensive family history event returns, and tickets are on-sale in just a few days time! With celebrities from the TV show, an extensive workshop programme, one-to-one advice, and around 200 exhibitors, all perfectly placed to help you with your research, it's no wonder that Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE is firmly placed as a favourite date in the family history calendar. And as if that weren't enough, family history enthusiast Tony Robinson will be making a special guest appearance on Friday 26th February courtesy of title sponsors Ancestry.co.uk - don't miss your opportunity to see one of Britain's favourite personalities give his unique and inimitable take on history!

THE PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY - NEW FOR 2010!
New for this year, there will be a fantastic Photography Gallery. Whether you need your photos dated, identified, preserved, digitised or restored, why not bring them along to the event? With a variety of experts all focusing on photography, and a brilliant new competition to be announced in the near future, make this the year to preserve your memories.

BRAND NEW WEBSITE AND EXCLUSIVE OFFERS!
As a newsletter subscriber, we wanted you to be the first to know about our brand new website which has just been launched. Visit http://www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.co.uk/ for show information and to buy tickets when they go on sale next week. As a valued subscriber, we will also be offering an exclusive early bird ticket offer of 2 tickets for £18 - saving you £26 on the full ticket price. Keep an eye on your inbox for news of tickets going on sale next week!

*£2 transaction fee applies. Offer calculated on on-door standard entry tickets priced at £22 each. This is not a BBC event.



So - is WDYTYA? Live worth visiting? I've been twice, and have to admit that it is a hell of way to go for a genealogy event if you live in Scotland. However, it is also a fantastic event, and despite the hassle and the cost, is worth visiting at least once if you are a keen family historian and looking for some useful advice, tips and specialist genealogical resources.

I have blogged about the last two events at Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE - report (2008) and Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2009 report. Hopefully this year will be as good as the last two - but please, let's not have another kilted 'Scottish Saturday' tagged on at the last minute in a desperate bid to try and get the Scottish vote! That definitely felt as if somebody had at the last minute cottoned onto the fact that this year was Homecoming Scotland - mind you, I'd be up for an English Friday with some good Morris dancing, an Irish Saturday for a cribeen eating contest, and a Welsh Sunday for a big songfest!!

Chris

www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk
Professional genealogical problem solving and research
http://twitter.com/ChrisMPaton

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