Win a thrilling flight experience from Forces War Records

Forces War Records (partnering with the Spitfire Feature at the show) is offering you the chance to win a 40 minute flight from the charity Flying For Freedom.

Forces War Records (partnering with the Spitfire Feature at the show) is offering you the chance to win a 40 minute flight from the charity Flying For Freedom.

If you simply want to get your feet off the ground and have the pleasure of seeing stunning Cotswold views this competition is for you.

Start Date: 
Tue, 15/03/2016 - 10:00
End Date: 
Fri, 25/03/2016 - 23:59

Julia Bell

Julia Bell found her WW2 American GI grandfather, Arthur Benager Garrett, in 2014 despite having no name for him or any useable data of any kind. She now has a proven track record for finding GI fathers based in the UK in WW2, relying on DNA results alone. Using a combination of logic and intuition, Julia also works with UK foundlings, who have traditionally had many questions and no answers about their families until now. Originally an English and History graduate, Julia will appear on Discovery UK this spring as the genetic genealogist on a documentary about babies left in public places.

James Irvine

James Irvine has been an amateur genealogist since the 1950s. Brought up in Ulster, his genealogical research has focused on his Scottish paternal ancestry. Since retiring in Surrey in 2000 from a career in the shipping industry he has written, edited and published several books including Trace Your Orkney Ancestors. He co-founded the Clan Irwin Surname DNA Study in 2005 and has written for the Journal of Genetic Genealogy, lectured on YDNA in Cheltenham, Glasgow, Dublin and Houston, and attended WDYTYA Live since 2012.

Edmund Gilbert, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Edmund is working towards a PhD at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, the focus of which is population structure within Ireland. His work is primarily based on the Irish DNA Atlas, but is also involved in genetic analysis work of population isolates within Ireland. Edmund has previously graduated from the University of Nottingham, studying Biochemistry and Genetics. After graduating he worked for the LGC DNA forensics laboratory.

Doug Speed

Doug Speed is a Research Fellow at University College London, who works on developing statistical methods to improve our understanding of complex diseases.

Scott Brouilette

Scott Brouilette gained a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Leicester and spent several years in academia studying the role of biological ageing in the development and progression of cardiovascular disease. In 2011 Scott moved into the commercial sector, working in customer training and support for a leading data analysis company before joining Illumina in early 2013. Scott currently holds a senior position within Illumina’s European Regional Marketing team.

Emily McCracken

Emily McCracken is the Managing Editor for Story Terrace, recruiting professional writers and connecting them with people looking to turn their life stories into a beautiful book. Emily has an MA in both English Literature and Publishing and believes that stories, especially family stories, are more important than we realise, because they connect us to our past and to each other.