Share this Show   Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Alexandra Palace, London

26th - 27th APRIL 2019

Days
hrs
mins
secs

Drawn from family history experts the world over, the Family Tree Live lecture programme will have topics to inspire and entertain you, whatever your level of family history know-how.

Click on the links below for the downloadable Family Tree Live lecture programmes:

Family Tree Live Lecture Programme - Friday 26 April 2019

General family history 
Friday 26 April lectures

Family Tree Live Lecture Programme - Saturday 27 April 2019

General family history 
Saturday 27 April lectures

Family Tree Live DNA Lecture Programme
FamilyTreeDNA Hub
lecture programme

Friday 26 and Saturday 27 April lectures

To find out more about the lectures, read on...

Lectures will be held in four theatres:

  • The Society of Genealogists’ lecture theatre
  • The My Heritage lecture theatre
  • The Federation of Family History Societies lecture theatre
  • The FamilyTreeDNA Hub lecture theatre will be showcasing subjects from the world of DNA and the many ways in which it ties into family history investigations

 

Announcing the lectures for Family Tree Live 2019

Come along, take a seat and make new discoveries about family history at our brand new two-day event.

The count down is on until the doors will be opening at the first-ever Family Tree Live 2019 at Alexandra Palace and we’re delighted to be announcing the speakers.

Many of the speakers will be familiar names to you, not only due to their being popular lecturers at genealogy events for many years, but also because their articles and stories are enjoyed by thousands of readers of Family Tree magazine. Meanwhile other speakers will be newer voices to the UK family history scene.

The subjects to be covered include: 

  • dating old photographs
  • sleuthing clues for smuggling and shipwrecks
  • understanding shellshock
  • considering ethical dilemmas in genealogy
  • publishing your family history online
  • working with manorial records
  • how to do a house history
  • ways for tracing ancestors in the early 20th century
  • …and so much more.

The topics we have lined up have been specially chosen for both serious education and serious enjoyment!

In addition to lectures, there are also exclusive panel discussions, notably…

The future of family history
Dr Nick Barratt (President of the Federation of Family History Societies, author and original consultant on the TV series ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’)
Dr Bruce Durie (international genealogist and author)
Daniel Horowitz (lead genealogist of My Heritage)

…will be pitting their considerable wits and debating the future of genealogy.

Writing about your family history:
Diane Lindsay (Family Tree favourite and long-time family historian who ‘will teach anything to anyone who’ll listen’)
Gill Blanchard (author of Writing your Family History, writing tutor and researcher)
Marian Burk Wood (author of Planning a Future for your Family’s Past)

…will be discussing solutions to answer that most challenging of questions ‘How to write up your family history’.

More than 60 family history talks will be covered by over 50 speakers

Lectures will be held in four theatres:
The Society of Genealogists’ lecture theatre, the My Heritage lecture theatre and the Federation of Family History Societies lecture theatre will together be covering a full range of family history topics to suit all comers.

The FamilyTreeDNA Hub lecture theatre will be showcasing subjects from the world of DNA and the many ways in which it ties into family history investigations.

Getting together all that’s needed for a brand new show at Alexandra Palace London is no mean feat, and it certainly wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of genealogy experts Sharon Hintze (lecture organiser for Family Tree Live 2019, the SoG, MyHeritage and FFHS theatres) and Debbie Kennett (lecture & workshop organiser for the FamilyTreeDNA Hub).

Thank you of course too, to everyone who submitted a paper. Sadly we weren’t able to time-table all the topics but we were bowled over by the enthusiasm and expertise that was so clearly evident.

The programmes are different on Friday 26th April 2019 and Saturday 27th April 2019.

To view the lecture programmes for each day and discover the treats we have planned for you in the Society of Genealogists, MyHeritage and Federation of Family History Societies lecture theatres click here for the downloadable programme: Friday 26 April lectures and Saturday 27 April lectures! For the FamilyTreeDNA Hub downloadable programme, click here.

Sign up to our newsletter to keep up with our latest show news and more.