June 3, 2019

The TGS Team!

by admin in Uncategorised

It’s about time we formally introduced you to THE TGS team!

Kirsty Gray                                        

THE Show Director

THE Show is known for being Kirsty’s brainchild, as well as a whole host of genies one snowy day when they were arriving back home from RootsTech in 2018. It is amazing to see that time has passed so quickly since the formation of THE Show, now it’s four weeks to go!

Not only is Kirsty the ‘brains’ behind THE Show, but she will also be speaking!  Kirsty will be delivering her talk ‘The True Life of an Heir Hunter‘  on Friday 7 June. You will also see Kirsty around the exhibitor hall over the duration of the two days, so make sure you keep an eye out!

Ladies and gentleman, your Show Director!

Katherine Harrison 

THE Show Event Planner

Kat is very much the foundation for THE Show, solidifying and putting all the pieces of the puzzle together to make sure you have the best experience possible!

From rounding up exhibitors to organising the creation of THE Show materials such as leaflets, ribbons, t-shirts and more, Kat is your go-to for all things TGS related.

Keep an eye out for her around the NEC, and if you have a question or query, Kat is your girl!

THE Show Board

Strengthening the team of two are THE Genealogy Show board members, also known as THE Show speakers!

The board have been crucial in helping to organise the event and have been involved every step of the way. A fantastic group to share ideas and opinions with, they have also kept us well up to date with all things genealogy!! What would we do without them?!


Pat Richley – Erickson

Pat is the author of the award-winning DearMYRTLE Genealogy Blog, which is among the top five family history blogs internationally, where her focus is on beginning genealogy topics.

Pat will be interviewing Kirsty, together with Jill Ball, and Mags Gaulden, on her talk ‘The true life of an Heir Hunter‘.




John Boeren

John Boeren is a genealogy professional in the Netherlands with 30 years of experience. His business Antecedentia offers many services including genealogy and probate research, transcriptions and translations of documents, heritage trips, lectures, courses and more!

John’s talk  ‘How to start your research in the Netherlands‘ will be presented on Friday 7 June.




Liv Birgit Christensen 

Liv is a professional genealogist specialising in Norwegian family history research. Her presentation ‘A Tour of Norwegian Genealogy‘ will give you an idea of the varied sources that can be used to give the genealogist a richer story about their Norwegian relatives. Liv will be presenting her talk on Saturday 8 June.




Ruth Blair 

Ruth Blair is a professional genealogist and lecturer based in Oakville. She has been doing family history research for over 30 years.

Ruth will be giving her talk ‘Canadian Family History Research: From Coast to Coast to Coast‘ on Saturday 8 June, this lecture gives you an overview of online resources to start your family history research in Canada’s ten provinces.




Jill Ball 

A former librarian, teacher and IT specialist, Jill (aka GeniAus) Ball, is an amateur genealogist, and has presented at international, national and state education, IT and genealogy conferences. Jill will be giving her talk ‘Lost cousins down under‘ on Saturday 8 June.





Daniel Smith – Ramos 

Over the past decade, Daniel has helped many people around the world due to his vast knowledge of and expertise on all things genealogy!

He has also published articles in Who Do You Think You Are? magazine and in the Malvern Family History Society’s journal Tree Tappers.

Daniel will be delivering his talk ‘Carrying out Research in Spain‘ on Saturday 8 June.





Sylvia Valentine 

Sylvia is an experienced family history researcher, having researched her family tree for over 40 years! Her talk ‘Finding Your Way Around Workhouse Records‘ will be on Saturday 8 June and will feature examples of the types of records created by the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834 in England and Wales.






Mags Gaulden 

Mags is a professional genealogist specializing in genetic genealogy as a founder of Grandma’s Genes in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She is a genetic genealogy lecturer, blogger, and a social media maven and will be delivering her talk on ‘Forensic Genealogy and Adoption: Betty Jean’s story‘ on Friday 7 June.

They may be a small team but it’s a team with buckets of gusto determined to deliver THE most exciting UK show of 2019!

One Comment

  1. 3rd June 2019 at 5:41 pm

    Honoured to have an opportunity to make a small contribution to this tremendous team.

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