Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies

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Founded in 1961 the Institute offers correspondence courses that cater for the absolute beginner through to those seeking professional qualifications. Let us guide you along your ancestral journey beginning with our AWAKEN YOUR ANCESTORS course, released specifically for WDYTYA? 2017. Visit our stand to see what we can offer. Let us tell you about further courses we will release this year and our acclaimed online CORRESPONDENCE COURSE IN GENEALOGY which leads to professional qualifications.

Herefordshire Family History Society

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Help & Advice relating to Herefordshire, indexes relating to Births, Marriages & Deaths, Monumental Inscriptions, Census, maps, holdings of PR’s in Herefordshire Record Office and books on CD in PDF format.

Family Silver

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Celebrate birthdays and anniversaries with a vintage coin. Remember lucky sixpences, wren farthings, brass threepences and joeys? Cornish designer, Esme Burton can create cards and jewellery using these lovely treasures. 


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FamilySearch is the world’s largest genealogy organisation. Millions use its free records and resources to discover their family history. Access is free through and 4,600 family history centres worldwide. 

Family and Community Historical Research Society

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The society helps members to develop their research skills by taking part in national projects. Members are encouraged to publish their research in our Newsletter, Journal and other publications. 

Devon Family History Society

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Formed in 1976, DevonFHS has an active programme of transcribing, indexing and publishing Devon records. Research centre in Exeter. Regular group meetings and events throughout the county. Membership from £10.

Family Historian Genealogy Software

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Family Historian is the UK’s foremost desktop genealogy software and winner of numerous awards. Visit the stand to meet the lead designer and view demos of exciting new features. 

Buckinghamshire Family History Society

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Discover your Bucks ancestors on our database of Parish Registers, Census and School Records, Monumental Inscriptions, Apprenticeships and more. Help and Advice with your research. CD's/Booklets available to purchase.

Bristol and Avon Family History Society

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54 & 55

B&A FHS provides advice and information relevant to the geographic area formerly known as Avon County. Our Research Room, based with Bristol Archives, has a wide range of resources. We have published a range of CDs and booklets containing transcription work carried out by our own members.  Current projects include burials, monumental inscriptions and apprentice records. We have a large group of well-informed and experienced volunteers who provide advice and help at many events.


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Leaders in British and Irish genealogy, Findmypast has been bringing the past to life for its users around the globe for over a decade.

Among 8 billion records, Findmypast includes:

•    The largest online collections of UK parish records and Irish records

•    The 1939 Register, not available anywhere else online

Join Findmypast at stand 264 where they’ll be showcasing their extensive record collections and showing you how to use the site. Free one-to-one expert advice will also be available.