Forces War Records at Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2016
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The world’s largest family history show Who Do You Think You Are? Live will celebrate its 10th anniversary at the NEC in Birmingham this April (7-9) with the help of celebrities and a full-size replica Spitfire in partnership with our sister site Forces War Records.
Sponsored by Ancestry, Who Do You Think You Are? Live offers workshops, speakers and a huge range of experts to create a one-stop shop for the 13,000 family historians who will descend on the show this year.
This year Who Do You Think You Are? Live is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a very special addition – a replica Spitfire, complete with its own ground crew and WW2 props from the Lytham St Anne's Spitfire Ground Display Team in partnership with Forces War Records. Visitors will be able to climb aboard and have their photo taken inside the cockpit of this iconic aircraft.
Visitors will also have an opportunity to have family treasures dated by Antiques Roadshow experts Eric Knowles and Marc Allum. There will be plenty of other experts on hand to help with dating photographs and a dedicated military area offering advice to those researching ancestors involved in conflict.
The event moved from Olympia in London to its new Birmingham venue last year and Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine publisher, Immediate Media Co., plans to build on its success with over 120 of the biggest names in the business attending, including: Ancestry, Findmypast, The National Archives, Family Search, the Federation of Family History Societies and the Society of Genealogists.
Marie Davies, Show Director, commented: “We are delighted to be bringing Who Do You Think You Are? Live back to the NEC for its second year. The 2016 event is a very special one for us as we are celebrating the Live show’s 10th anniversary following more than 100 fascinating episodes of the BBC TV series Who Do You Think You Are?”