The show invites beginners and experienced family historians to discuss their family history research with a range of genealogy experts and industry leaders.
On Thursday (6 April) there will be ‘unseen footage’ and a chance to meet the team behind the popular Danny Dyer’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? The session will reveal the surprising twists and turns that Danny’s research took, from his working-class roots in London’s East End to a stately home and the heart of the Tudor Court.
The matriarchs from the hit BBC Two series, The Victorian Slum sees Mandy Howarth and Heather Potter present at the show on Friday (7 April). They moved their families into a poverty stricken Victorian London where their genealogy became a reality. They’ll talk about what life was like in the slum, their motivation, what they learned and what it means to really explore the day-to-day life of your ancestors. To put it all in context, they’ll be joined by local historian Carl Chinn who also appeared in the series. Sir Tony Robinson will also be attending the show on Friday 7 April, hosting a talk with the Ancestry team and meeting visitors on the Ancestry stand.
Celebrity Saturday (Saturday 8 April) will welcome Strictly Come Dancing and Casualty Star, Sunetra Sarker. Guests will have the opportunity to hear about her Who Do You Think You Are? journey and ask questions about her experience. In Sunetra’s episode she reconnected with her Bengali heritage and discovered her family connections to the most turbulent episodes in India's history.
“My experience on WDYTYA was a gift of a lifetime. To be submerged in a family history I had never cared to know about opened my eyes to the strength of characters that had been in my family…..I look forward to sharing my thoughts with the audience at the Live Event.”
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 show will be packed with celebrities for you to meet and hear about their personal genealogy journeys. Don't forget with our ticket offer you can save £20 TODAY by clicking here - there are only a few weeks left so don't miss out and book your tickets today. We recommend booking workshop tickets in advance for only £2 (they will be £3 on the day) and a lot of them are already selling out fast!