Discover your Brummie roots with Birmingham research expert Mike Sharpe

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01 April 2016
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Yesterday we announced that we're counting down the days to Who Do You Think You Are? Live (7-9 April 2016) with a series of

Yesterday we announced that we're counting down the days to Who Do You Think You Are? Live (7-9 April 2016) with a series of posts revealing seven of the best family history experts, who are each presenting lectures at the show. Yesterday's post was all about smashing brickwalls with Mary Evans, while today we're giving a nod to the show's location at Birmingham's NEC with true Brummie and Birmingham research specialist Mike Sharpe.

Mike Sharpe is a professional genealogist, writer and lecturer specialising in Birmingham and the Midlands, and runs the Writing the Past research service. He is a member of the Society of Genealogists and several family history societies. His latest book, Tracing Your Birmingham Ancestors, is published by Pen & Sword. Mike was born in Birmingham and has traced his roots there back to 1750.

Mike explored Birmingham's trade and industrial heritage in Family Tree April, read the full article now by clicking on the link below:

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You can see Mike's talk 'Tracing your Birmingham ancestors: hidden gems' on Thursday 7 April at 4.15pm-5pm in  SoG Theatre 1. Visitors to the show are advised to book workshop tickets in advance for the best value for money as workshops will all be at £3 on the day (£2 in advance). Show and workshop tickets can be booked at www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.com, or call 0844 873 7330. Calls cost 7p per minute plus network charges.

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Visitors to the show are advised to book workshop tickets in advance for the best value for money as workshops will all be at £3 on the day (£2 in advance). Show and workshop tickets can be booked at www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.com, or call 0844 873 7330. Calls cost 7p per minute plus network charges. If you haven't got your show tickets yet, there's still a few days left to get two tickets for £26 (£2.25 transaction fee applies). Quote code FT26 when booking. This offer ends 5 April, so be quick!

If you're visiting Who Do You Think You Are? Live this year, don't forget to come and see us on stand 300 and take advantage of our best ever subscription deal, available exclusively at the show. Existing subscribers can also claim a free gift!

And to stock up your family history bookshop shelves, check out our fantastic range of genealogy publications in the Family Tree Bookshop on stand 192.