A week today sees the start of Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2012 at Olympia, London, billed as “the biggest family history event in the world”.
For those that can’t make it to the event Ancestry.co.uk are giving you chance to watch some of their Ancestry Academy presentations online.
In what I believe is a first for WDYTYA Live, Ancestry.co.uk have announced that the following presentations will be streamed live over the internet:
Friday 24th February 2012
10:30-11:15 GMT – First steps: Build your family tree with censuses and birth, marriage and death records
13:30-14:45 GMT – Ancestry.co.uk revealed: the brand new features in the best-selling family history software [not sure about this one, it looks like they might have their timings a bit mixed up]
15:30-16:15 GMT – Before 1837: Discover the events that shaped your ancestors’ lives, and the records they left behind (presented by Tony Robinson)
Saturday 25th February 2012
11:00-11:45 GMT – Going further: Discover your ancestors all over the world with our global records
13:00-13:45 GMT – Parish records: Uncover the records for your area and trace your family all the way back to Tudor times
15:00-15:45 GMT – Getting started: Build your family tree with censuses and birth, marriage and death records
The only drawback (for people like me that have an aversion to social networking) is that they can only be accessed through their Facebook page by following the instructions on their blog.