What’s the point . . . . . .
. . . . . . in attending?
Like so many other genealogists on this side of the Atlantic, I felt orphaned after what one might call the demise of Who Do You Think You Are? Live in 2017. Perhaps naively, I had been led to believe the event would live on for decades to come, and being a fairly new arrival on the international genealogical arena, I was heart-broken to find out WDYTYA? Live was to be discontinued. There went my opportunities to meet and catch up with fellow researchers; no more late-night G&Ts with my genealogy buddies whom I have been blessed to meet via Twitter; farewell to my well-known DNA-kit shopping sprees.
It wasn’t until I travelled to Edinburgh on a long-overdue trip to Scotland that a good friend hinted at the launch of a new, groundbreaking event in the UK: THE Genealogy Show! “YES!” was my response when I was asked to take part in the organisation of the event. “YES!” was my answer when they asked me if I could bring in a Spanish element to the conference.
From day one, it has been my purpose and my ambition to turn THE Genealogy Show into a truly international event. And I don’t mean just the UK, Ireland and the Commonwealth, whose stands we have been blessed to count on in past events. I’m talking about an international event, where one might finally be able to tackle those annoying little brick walls which straddle across borders – be it grandfather’s participation in the liberation of Italy, great-grandmother’s origins in France or great-uncle’s experience in the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War.
Thanks to a truly international Board composed of people literally from all around the world (Australia, France, Canada, the Netherlands, Spain…), THE Genealogy Show promises to become a primus inter pares on the genealogy sphere. The quality and the variety of the talks it is offering, the knowledge of the experts who have already confirmed their attendance, the chance to finally count on an international event on this side of the pond leave no room for doubt that this is THE show to attend in 2019.
Registrations are very much open to all who wish to exhibit at, sponsor or attend what promises to be a unique event. Hop to see you all at THE Genealogy Show!