Distinctly Decopatch

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Decopatch is an enjoyable activity for all ages and the result is a unique piece of craft work. An ideal craft to do on your own or with friends.


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ScotlandsPeople is the internationally respected Scottish family history search service and website, owned by the National Records of Scotland (NRS). Visit our stand and make an appointment with NRS colleagues for advice of how to navigate your Scottish family history. Remember, it’s free to search our indexes. 

Ministry of Defence

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Display of Medals and Service Records, Medals and Records advice, live post 1921 service record search facility, interpretation of service records, and issue of Veterans Badges. For information on Medals applications and Service Records and much more go to Veterans UK

Dogs Trust

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Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity. We care for around 16,000 lost and abandoned dogs each year through our network of 20 Rehoming Centres.


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#AncestryHour is the most valuable #hashtag on the internet for #familyhistory & #genealogy. Meet, exchange, ask, and promote or simply just chat anything and everything family history. #AncestryHour reaches an international ancestral community 24/7, 365 days a year and hosts live get-togethers on Twitter every Tuesday at 7pm GMT. Run by real people who are professionals in the industry, #AncestryHour is all about YOU. We simply help to connect you to the right people in the right places. From top professionals to amateur beginners, everyone is made welcome.

Celebrity Guest Eric Knowles- Become Your Own Heirloom Detective

10:15 - 11:00

For many years Antiques Roadshow expert Eric Knowles has helped visitors to Who Do You Think You Are? Live explore their family treasures. In this talk he shares tips on how you can become your own detective. 


Mary Evans

A regular contributor to Family Tree magazine, Mary has written articles on brickwalls and two series about online resources. She is one of the panel of experts on the Q&A page and submits ‘Brickwall Specials’ to this. 

Don't Believe Everything You Read - Or Hear!

13:15 - 14:00
Is that family story leading you astray?
Find out how your brickwall can be overcome by looking more critically at the information you have. Learn how to recognise potential pitfalls in those certificates and censuses.  Take another look at the family story that has been passed down and find ways of checking the ‘facts’.

Basic Steps for Genealogy Research- How can I start my family tree?

11:15 - 12:00

Build a family tree, interview relatives, evaluate sources, record all the facts and involve other family members by sharing your discoveries. This program will illustrate the successful techniques used for more than 15 years to teach genealogical methodology and procedures covering the basic subjects that genealogical research must include and the activities needed to collect information from and about family members (living or dead).

Daniel Horowitz

Daniel Horowitz is the Genealogy Expert of MyHeritage, providing key contributions in the areas of product development, customer support and public affairs; contacting genealogy societies, bloggers and media, lecturing and attending conferences around the world. Dedicated to Genealogy for +30 years, he was the teacher and the study guide editor of the family history project "Searching for My Roots" in Venezuela for +15 years.