Five fantastic ways to discover your ancestors at The Really Useful Family History Show


04 November 2022
Hone your family history skills at The Really Useful Family History Show
The Really Useful Family History Show is online on 11-12 November. Learn more about what the show offers, with our round up of five fantastic ways to find your forebears.

The Really Useful Family History Show, from the Family History Federation and Parish Chest, is online on 11 and 12 November 2022. 

Tickets are now available and entry gives you access to pre-recorded talks on 10 November, followed by access to the two days of the show on 11 and 12 November. With so much to choose from - including talks, 'ask the expert' sessions, an exhibition hall and workshops, attendees are spoilt for choice. 

Read on for five top show highlights:

  1. Get to grips with difficult handwriting at Judy Buckley's workshop, 11.15am on 12 November. This workshop will look at tricky handwriting from various dates back to the mid 16th century, including some more recent examples from the tutor’s family collection. Book here.
  2. Learn how to squeeze every last clue out of a will in this 6pm talk on 10 November which considers the deceased, the testators, the bequests, other documents and records and how combining information from more than one will produce surprising results. No booking required - details here
  3. Take a tour of Family Tree Plus, Family Tree's brand new family history community. Come along to the Family Tree stand, 12-5 on Saturday 12 November and Helen Tovey will give you an online tour of this shiny new online membership – packed with useful family history demonstrations and a lovely online searchable library of Family Tree back issues. 
  4. Get answers to those burning family history questions at the expert panel sessions on 11 and 12 November. Details here.
  5. Find your 20th century ancestors with Paul Shearing's workshop on what the Electoral Rolls can tell us, when women appear in these records, ad how to use Electoral Rolls. Starts 3.15pm on 12 November. Book here.

Book your ticket at the Really Useful Family History Show website.

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