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No rest for the wicked (or the genealogist)

23 Jan

Today I was checking my diary for February and can’t believe how busy it is going to be. It looks like it is going to be a bumper month for family history and related events, and I am not sure if I am going to fit in any research in as well.

The three main events I hope to attend are:

1. The Sussex & South London Fair (Sunday 13th February 2011)

This is a nice little family history fair (organised by Family History Fairs) held at the K2 Leisure Centre, Crawley, West Sussex. A nice warm up for the big event a fortnight later. There is usually a good mix of trade and society stands, and a few postcard dealers thrown in for good measure (and to make sure my wallet comes away a lot lighter). I have a few genealogy supplies I need to get and will try to get them here rather than have to carry them around at WDYTYA Live.

2. The Pub History Society Conference (Saturday 19th February 2011)

Last year’s conference was an excellent event and hopefully this year’s will be even better. The fact that it going to held at The National Archives is a real bonus, but unfortunately I won’t have time for any research whilst I am there, although I might take the opportunity to renew my reader’s ticket ready for my next visit. I will have time to visit the bookshop and see what bargains they have. Further details of the conference from the Pub History Society website.

3. Who Do You Think You Are? Live (Friday 25th to Sunday 27th February 2011)

This is the big one, three days of family history indulgence. There is not much more that can be said about this event that I haven’t already said. It is certainly going to be a long weekend and I shall be glad to get back to work for a rest the following week.

On top of these I am already penciled in for a visit to London on the 12th February and I am supposed to be going for a proper walk on the 5th February (back to the South Downs). Throw in a couple of possible postcard fairs and both my wallet and energy are going to be stretched to the limit.

Fortunately things are a lot quieter for the rest of the year, with few convenient events to attend (still plenty of postcard fairs though) but this does give me more opportunity for some research and walking.

Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2011 : The Countdown Begins

19 Nov

The dates have been announced, the first celebrity guest has been announced, the new website is now live and tickets go on sale next week, it can only mean one thing – the countdown to Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2011 has begun.

Next years event will be the fifth and will be held between Friday 25th February and Sunday 27th February 2010 at Olympia National Hall, London. According to the website tickets will be available to buy online from next week.

The first celebrity guest has been named as Monty Don (who was in the most recent series), with more apparently lined up to take part.

I can’t wait to find out what else the organisers have got up their sleeves, but one thing is for certain, I will be booking the time off work next week and ordering the tickets as soon as I can.

Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2010

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