Correction to talk day

If you read my previous post this is just to let you know that I slipped up – my talk on wills is on the Saturday not the Friday! Previous post now amended!


Revised talk schedule WDYTYA show

With just a few days left to the WDYTYA show at Olympia there are a few minor  changes to my talk schedule. My daily talks for The Genealogist at stand 910 are still at 10.30 and 12.45 but the earlier talk will now be ‘Unique Online Sources’ and the 12.45 talk will be ‘I Can’t find my Ancestor in the BMD Index’

In the first talk I will in particular be looking at a very exciting new online release  as well as some other, often overlooked, sources. In the second talk I will be looking at the reasons why you may fail to find an ancestor in the BMD index and what you can do about it.

My talk for the Society of Genealogists on Thursday is in the WDYTYA theatre at 4.45 pm and I will exploring the world of newspapers and how to use this resource to advance your research.

Finally on Saturday at 2.45 pm, again for the Society of Genealogists  in the WDYTYA theatre, I will be dispelling a few myths about wills and which of our ancestors made them and then exploring the different ways in which you can use them for your research. For those of you already familiar with wills we will be looking at some slightly different approaches to your research.

I will also be signing copies of my book at stand 410 at 2 pm on Friday and 4 pm on Friday for half an hour on both occasions. My book will be on sale for the special price of £10 from this stand.

I hope to see you at the show!

Ten days to go!

Just ten days to go until WDYTYA 2014 at Olympia! It seems to have come round evening more quickly than usual and already the excitement is building. For genealogists (or genies as we often call ourselves) it is a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues. Our job, by its nature, can be a lonely one and its lovely to meet new people and learn face to face about new releases of books, databases and forthcoming genealogy projects.

This year the show has a military theme in commemoration of the beginning of WW1 100 years ago but  as usual almost all family history topics will be covered in one way or another either as part of the Society of Genealogists’ excellent workshop programme or in the multitude of family history stands representing family history societies and commercial organisations.

If you are free between 20th and 22nd February and love family history Olympia is the place to be! Further details can be found at

Apart from my schedule of talks I will now also be doing two book signing sessions – one on Friday at 2 pm and one on Saturday at 4 pm.Both will last half an hour. For further details of my events see the WDYTYA  2014 tab.