When I looked in my diary last night it appeared that I had no more family history events to attend this year! Can that really be true? It certainly looks that way, no more large family history events in south-east England this year. Surely I must have missed something?
It has been a busy four (and a bit) months, two local family history fairs, the Sussex Family History Group conference, Who Do You Think You Are Live and last weekend The Family History Event.
Perhaps this is a good thing, it will give my wallet chance to recover and I have no shortage of other things to do with my time, but I will miss spending time in the company of other genealogists and listening to expert lectures.
All is not lost, perhaps all I need to do is cast my net a little wider. Maybe I could travel further a field within England, like the National Family History Fair at Gateshead in September.
There are probably some smaller events and lectures going on, not necessarily full days, that I could attend and maybe not just family history, but local and general history as well.
Then again perhaps I don’t need to travel at all, perhaps I could get more involved in some of the online communities, although I think my ageing PC will probably not be up to the likes of Second Life.
Of course there is always Roots Television, there is probably enough content on there to keep me occupied for several days, some of the presentations may not be strictly relevant to my research but I am sure they will be interesting nevertheless.
Actually in retrospect it looks like things could be getting quite busy again! If you have any suggestions for genealogy or history events in England (or online) that I (and my readers) could attend then leave me details in a comment.