The demise of the Who Do You Think You Are? Live show has left a hole in the genealogy calendar of UK-based events with many attendees commenting on the loss of a ‘big’ annual gathering. An international group of genealogists, led by Kirsty Gray and Sylvia Valentine (Show Directors), have been diligently working since the US-based RootsTech Conference, to get THE Genealogy Show on the road. Board members include Jill Ball (Australia), Ruth Blair (Canada), John Boeren (Netherlands), Liv Birgit Christensen (Norway), Mags Gaulden (Canada), Pat Richley-Erickson (US, aka Dear Myrtle) and David Walsh (UK).
This two-day event will take place at the NEC (National Exhibition Centre) in Birmingham, in the same hall as in previous years. The Board members are dedicated to providing outstanding educational opportunities through talks and stands, as well as creating an environment where family historians from beginner to expert can network together. Even at this early planning stage, many international genealogists are making travel plans to attend the event.
We’ve Got Blaine!
THE Genealogy Show Board are delighted to announce that Blaine T. Bettinger has confirmed his involvement in the show, saying “I am thrilled at the opportunity to speak at the inaugural TGS! I’ve never spoken anywhere in Europe (although I’ve visited several times in my life), so this will be quite an opportunity for me.”
An expert in the field of DNA, we are ecstatic to say WE’VE GOT BLAINE!