Three Counties Showground
Sat 16th March 2024, 10:00-16:00

Free Talks

Theatre 1

Behind the Scenes of Who Do You Think You Are
Nick Barratt - Historian, Author and Professional Genealogist

Exploring the impact of Who Do You Think You Are on the way we research our family stories, with an explanation of how the show was first conceived and produced.

Nick Barratt - Historian, Author and Professional Genealogist

Breaking Down Brick Walls
Mark Bayley - Online Genealogy Expert

How to resolve stumbling blocks in your family history research using new and unique search strategies to find those missing relatives. Techniques he will cover will include searching for a family using just the individuals’ forenames, keyword search tools (using criteria other than a name to search on) and other advanced search techniques. The talk also covers unique data sets such as Non-Conformist records, Non-Parochial records, Fleet marriages, Will images, Parish Records, Military Records, Directories, Newspapers and more.

Mark Bayley - Online Genealogy Expert

Genealogy Hints and Tips
Keith Gregson - Professional Researcher & Social Historian

Keith shares top tips & techniques for finding elusive ancestors, illustrated by some fascinating case studies.

Keith Gregson - Professional Researcher & Social Historian

Hunting Through Matches – practical examples of how to investigate unidentified matches
Amelia Bennett - Expert Researcher, Census Detective with the SOG

Mia shows you how to start taking DNA results and actively incorporating them into your family history research. With hints and tips on how to discover more about your DNA matches and working out how they are related to you. Mia uses specific examples to illustrate the methods for identifying your DNA matches and working out how they fit into your family tree.

Amelia Bennett - Expert Researcher, Census Detective with the SOG

Talk times may be subject to change, please check the timetable at the venue on the day of the show for any changes.