Trace emigrant ancestors with Who Do You Think You Are? Live expert Simon Fowler


04 April 2016
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Only 3 days to go to Who Do You Think You Are? Live at Birmingham's NEC! The world's largest family history show is kicki

Only 3 days to go to Who Do You Think You Are? Live at Birmingham's NEC! The world's largest family history show is kicking off this Thursday and we can't wait to see many of you there!

We've been counting down the days by giving away Family Tree articles by seven of the best family history experts who will be speaking at the show and today we have a fabulous piece by Simon Fowler all about records to help you trace ancestors abroad. Click the link below to download it now:

British Overseas - Simon Fowler

Simon is a frequent contributor to Family Tree and regularly comes to the aid of readers on our Q&A pages. He is a professional history researcher and writer and his guides to tracing Army ancestors and men and women who fought in the First World War have been published by Pen & Sword.

You have two chances to hear Simon speak at the show, both on Saturday 9 April. 'Overcoming trench walls – how to break out from your WW1 research problems and advance to ultimate genealogical victory' is at 11.15am-12pm in SoG Theatre 2 and 'What they don't tell you about visiting archives' is at 2.15pm-3pm, also in SoG Theatre 2.

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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, 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.