Thursday, 11 February 2010

Pharos Tutors at Who Do You Think You Are? Live

Hey - I'm in a press release! :) From Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Limited...

Who Do You Think You Are? Live at Olympia, London

Who Do You Think You Are? Live is fast approaching, it runs from 26th to 28th February and at Pharos we are getting ourselves organised. Come and visit us within the Society of Genealogists area on stand No 75.

On Friday 26th, we will be joined by Gill Blanchard, whose Pharos courses include those on marriage, wills & administrations, and poor law with a new course on burials being listed soon. Gill runs a research and teaching business in East Anglia and has researched her own family in the north of England and the Republic of Ireland. See below for more information about Gill and her courses. Gill will also be presenting a talk at the show: Your Norfolk Ancestry: An Insiders Guide. (Friday, between 12.45 to 1.30 pm).

Saturday sees Hannah Baker, our newest recruit, helping out. Hannah specialises in getting the whole family involved in genealogy, so for those with children in tow she will be giving pointers on how to get them interested in generations gone by.

Guy Grannum has spent much of his time establishing how to trace ancestors from the West Indies and teaches Pharos courses on the subject. Guy will be at the Pharos stand on Sunday. Joining us briefly on the same day, will be Chris Paton, an experienced film maker and author who specializes in researching Scottish records.

Everyone at Pharos has a broad grounding in genealogy and family history, so even if you do not need to draw on their specialist knowledge, they will have a lot to say on all aspects of tracing your ancestors.

Each day of the show will feature one of the guests from the television show. On Friday the 26th, Rory Bremner will be explaining how he uncovered the military stories of his father and grandfather. Kate Humble appears on Saturday, speaking about her grandfathers role as a wartime pilot and an ancestors heroic role in the aftermath of a mining accident.

Revealing an intriguing story of murder, fraud and a meteoric rise through the ranks of society, Esther Rantzen will tell the story of her family history on Sunday the 28th.

Tickets for WDYTYA Live are still available, it costs £20 for a day ticket, or you can double up and have two days admission for a mere £22. Tickets are available online.

Looking forward to it! As well as the Pharos stall, I'll also be helping out on the Robert Blatchford Publishing stall from Friday to Sunday, which is responsible for the production of the Local and Family History Handbook. Now if you ask me, a useful strategy if you're at a loose end at the event is to buy a copy of the latest handbook from Bob's stall, think to yourself, "Crikey, this family history lark looks brilliant", and then immediately run to the Pharos stall and sign up onto one of the many courses to help you learn how to get cracking on your tree, or to improve your research skills.
If you ask me...!

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