24 March 2020

THE Genealogy Show 2020

THE Genealogy Show 2020: COVID-19 Announcement

After much careful consideration, it is with deep regret that we announce the postponement of THE Genealogy Show 2020 which was to be held on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 June 2020 at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertain state of affairs we have all found ourselves in, we feel it is the right decision to ensure the safety and well-being of all those involved with or due to visit THE Genealogy Show 2020.

We would like to express our sincere thanks to all those affiliated or involved with THE Genealogy Show. Our media partner, Who Do You Think You Are Magazine, our team of dedicated volunteers, every single one of our supportive exhibitors and speakers, our many social media followers and not forgetting, all of you that have purchased one or two-day passes to attend THE Show.

We will be contacting all those mentioned above with full details relating to the postponement of the event with regards to refunds and possible alternatives.

Whilst we have to announce this disappointing but unavoidable statement, we can continue to share that we have already secured the dates of Friday 25 and Saturday 26 June 2021 and our intentions are to recreate certain formats of the 2020 show but with new elements already in the pipeline for 2021.

THE Genealogy Show website and social media platforms will all be maintained throughout 2020, providing in due course, details and opportunities for THE Genealogy Show 2021. We see this as something positive to work towards and something for everyone to look forward to, in what will hopefully be, a more stable and healthier time.

In the interim, please stay safe.

THE Genealogy Show Team

COMMENT:  Congratulations to the organizers for making this announcement a full three months in advance. While I don't know all the considerations I hope that's a target for a decision the organizers of the BIFHSGO conference might respect, and announce they'll respect. The situation should be a whole lot clearer by late June.

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