Friday, 30 October 2009

WDYTYA Live returns for 2010

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

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 - don't miss your opportunity to see one of Britain's favourite personalities give his unique and inimitable take on history!

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.

As a newsletter subscriber, we wanted you to be the first to know about our brand new website which has just been launched. Visit 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!!

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