Tuesday, 14 April 2015

WDYTYA? Live News

The UK's biggest family history event, Who Do You Think You Are? Live gets underway on Thursday in it's new location in Birmingham. It's the go to place for British, especially English and Welsh, family historians.

As well as the many stands from commercial and non-commercial organizations a major attraction is the Society of Genealogists Workshop Programme which runs four parallel sessions from 10 am to past 5 pm. Speakers who have already been to Ottawa include Else Churchill, Audrey Collins, Janet Few, Kirsty Gray, and Debbie Kennett.

There are others I hope we can have in Ottawa in the future including Rebecca Probert. Fortunately I was able to hear the two talks she's giving at Genealogy in the Sunshine last month. I recommend attending her presentations if there are still seat available. If not you may be able to find standing room. Rebecca will also be selling her books including a new one. Stop by and wish her success in her new role, and this is the news, as department head of the School of Law at the University of Warwick, as of next September.

Maurice Gleeson, who will be a speaker at OGS Conference 2015 and the Toronto Branch OGS Genetic Genealogy event on 6 June has posted that he will be be placing videos on presentations given at the Family Tree DNA presentation area during WDYTYA? Live on YouTube.

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