Tuesday, 28 June 2011

National Family History Fair 2011

The National Family History Fair 2011 (www.nationalfamilyhistoryfair.com) will be held on Saturday 10 September 2011 between 10.00.a.m - 4.00.p.m at Tyne Suite, Newcastle Central Premier Inn, Newbridge Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 8BS

Admission Price: £3.00 Accompanied Children under 15 Free

Exhibitors for 2011 include:

Ancestry.co.uk, Anguline Research Archives, Bennor Books, Brian Elliott Books, British Association for Local History, CAB Search, Census Detectives, Chris E Makepeace Maps, Durham County Record Office, Family & Local History Handbook, Families on Film, Gareth Burgess Postcards, Guild of One Name Studies, Herbert Chapman, JiGrah Resources, My History, My Heritage, North of Ireland Family History Society, Northumberland & Durham FHS, Northumberland Archives, Pen & Sword Books, Picture The Past - George Nairn Postcards, Relatively Helpful, Scottish Association of Family History Societies, S & N Genealogy, Society of Genealogists, The Genealogist, The National Archives, Ulster Historical Foundation, UKBMD, Your Family History Magazine, Yorkshire Group of Family History Societies, Yorkshire Ancestors, Family History Societies, Books, Postcards, Maps and much more . . .

A series of talks and demonstrations will take place during the day.

Genealogy Advice will be provided by genealogist and lecturer Doreen Hopwood

Talks and Presentations will take place from 12.15.p.m. by:

Dr Nick Barratt - the historian and broadcaster.
He was the lead researcher and consultant for Who Do You Think You Are when first launched on BBC television His presenter roles include So You Think You're Royal; History Mysteries; Hidden House History; Secrets from the Attic and Live the Dream. He is also the on air expert for BBC Radio 4's Tracing Your Roots. He is the author of Who Do You Think You Are Encyclopaedia of Family History; Guide to Your Ancestors' Lives; Lost Voices of the Titanic. He is the Editor in Chief of Your Family History magazine; Executive Director of FreeBMD; the Research Director for Sticks Research Agency; President of The Federation of Family History Societies

Researching Irish Family History - Dr William Roulston - Research Director for The Ulster Historical Foundation He is the author of a number of publications including Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors: the essential genealogical guide to early modern Ulster, 1600-1800 (2005). He holds a PhD in Archaeology from Queen’s University, Belfast, and has worked on several radio and television projects including research for Who Do You Think You Are?

Places are Limited. Tickets will cost £3.00 and will be available at the Fair.

In the heart of the City Centre the Newcastle Central Premier Inn is a short walk from Newcastle Railway Station, Monument Metro Station and City Centre Bus Routes. Easily access from A1 and A167M. Car Parking (On Street and Multi-Storey) nearby. Refreshments Available All Day.

The Hotel has 186 en-suite bedrooms and a restaurant. The hotel makes an ideal base from which to explore the local surrounds. Just a short walk from the historic Quayside, as well as great shopping, galleries, museums and theatres. Bookings can be made via www.premierinn.com

(With thanks to Bob Blatchford)

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