Ask the Experts

Bought to you by Ancestry.co.uk, the Society of Genealogists' Ask the Experts area provides an opportunity to get some one-to-one guidance on your family history research. Whether you are stuck finding an elusive ancestor or just need help to start, this is a perfect chance to pose specific questions to an expert who can provide invaluable advice.

Twenty minute appointments can be booked on the day by simply visiting the reception desk in the Ask the Experts area on the gallery level.*  You will be asked to fill in a pre-booking form so that you can be matched to the appropriate expert.

Please note that research will not be done for you but you will be given advice on how to further your research. It may be advisable to consider the following for making the most out of your session:

  1. If you need advice on more than one topic, please book more than one session.
  2. Collect your workshop tickets first so you know which time you are available for your session
  3. Have any paperwork (e.g. certificates) in order and ready to show during your appointment
  4. If a friend has a similar enquiry, then they can sit in on your session
  5. Before you book a session, check if any exhibitor is specialist enough to answer your question.
  6. We have experts in the following areas: 
  • Irish
  • Welsh
  • Scottish
  • London
  • UK Other
  • Australia
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Eastern Europe
  • Immigration
  • Emigration
  • Marriage & Divorce
  • Birth & Baptism
  • Death & Burial
  • Nonconformist
  • Army/Navy/Airforce
  • Pre-17th Century
  • Old Handwriting
  • Adoption

Of course, we welcome any question you may have!  

 

* Please note Ask the Expert sessions are not bookable in advance unless you purchase an ANCESTRY VIP ticket to the show

 

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