AGRA (Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives)Stand number: 23
AGRA is the professional body for genealogists in England and Wales. Members are accredited by a Board of Assessors to provide a high standard of professional research.
AncestryStand number: 250 & 252
Welcome to WDYTYA? Live 2017. We are excited to return this year as the show’s principal sponsor. In 2017 we are bringing exciting new developments to AncestryDNA to help you unlock even more fascinating details in your family history. Visit us on stands 250 and 252 for exclusive discounts and to find out more!
This year, Ancestry marks 11 years as the principal show sponsor with exciting new developments in AncestryDNA. Now you can get a unique insight into the places where your family may have lived, as well as uncovering your unique ethnic mix and discovering distant relatives around the world.
Ancestry is also providing free access to its 19 billion records for the duration of the show, so you can explore your family’s story and build your family tree. Expert advisors will be on-hand to help you pin down your ancestors and make the most of the powerful tools at Ancestry.co.uk.
With exclusive show discounts also on offer, the Ancestry stand is a must-visit this year.
Archives for YorkshireStand number: 59
Do you have a Yorkshire ancestor in your family? Not sure where to start? Archives for Yorkshire is a group of archive services based in Yorkshire and we’re here with information, tips and guidance about Yorkshire's archives, resources and research opportunities. From the rolling dales of north; the industrial heartlands of the west and south; and the dramatic coastline of the east of the county - if you've got a Yorkshire ancestor, we're here to help!
Association of Professional GenealogistsStand number: 296
Get help with your family history project by finding a skilled and ethical genealogist from our directory of 2400 professionals worldwide. Search by name, location and specialty.
Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & HeraldryStand number: 41-44
Covering Birmingham and all of Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire, we offer transcribed and indexed baptism, marriage and burial registers, along with monumental inscriptions. Available as books, on CD or download.
Bristol and Avon Family History SocietyStand number: 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.
Buckinghamshire Family History SocietyStand number: 74
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.
Canal & River Trust: The Waterways ArchiveStand number: 295
The Waterways Archive, looked after by Canal & River Trust, is the single biggest gathering of historic records relating to Britain's inland waterways and is a treasure chest for anyone with waterways' ancestors.
East Surrey Family History SocietyStand number: 84 & 85
We cover south London including Croydon, Kingston, Lambeth, Merton, Richmond, Southwark, Sutton and Wandsworth and all historic East Surrey. Visit our bookstall and help desk for expert advice and publications.
Family and Community Historical Research SocietyStand number: 45
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.
Family Tree DNAStand number: 182
Family Tree DNA once again sponsors their popular DNA workshop featuring a slate of entertaining and educational speakers. FTDNA test kits are available for purchase on the spot, and at exclusive WDYTYA Live pricing! Visit the Family Tree DNA stand for special savings on their advanced suite of DNA products.
Family Tree MagazineStand number: 300
Join Family Tree magazine today, take advantage of our incredible show offer, and grab yourself a range of free gifts! We've been bringing you expert advice for over 30 years… now's the perfect time to join the Family Tree community.
Family Tree PicturesStand number: 86
Turning research into individually designed beautiful pictures of family trees – choose from hand written calligraphy or a fine art print. Come and see examples including Danny Dyer’s family tree.
Federation of Family History SocietyStand number: 212
The Federation of Family History Societies has been helping family historians for over 40 years! We have over 180 member societies each helping their members research their ancestors. There is sure to be a society to suit your needs. Come along and meet us we’re here to help! Pick up a copy of the 2017 issue of our really useful information leaflet with topical feature articles plus lots more and enter our prize draw!
FIBIS (Families in British India Society)Stand number: 101-105
Missing Ancestors 1600 - 1947? They may be amongst nearly 3 million Britons who worked and lived in India! FIBIS's Free Database plus our support and research team could help you find them.
FindmypastStand number: 264
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.
Free Genealogy TutorialsStand number: 306
Fascinating talks by professional genealogists, to help Break Down Your Brick Walls, Research Military Ancestors, and Get More From Online Resources. Don’t miss out - talks are free, no ticket required!
General Register OfficeStand number: 234
The official government source for birth, marriage and death certificates in England and Wales since 1837. GRO provides free online access to historical birth and death indexes containing unique information via the GOV.UK website.
GenusStand number: 270
Genus is a UK-based company specialising in solutions for the scanning and digital capture of a wide range of materials as well as document and archival management.
Herefordshire Family History SocietyStand number: 111
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.
Historic Environment ScotlandStand number: 228
Explore millions of images, sounds and videos to help your research. Historic Environment Scotland provides you with easy online access to Scottish places, people and events.
Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical StudiesStand number: 71
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.
International Society of Genetic Genealogists (ISOGG)Stand number: 184
ISOGG (International Society of Genetic Genealogy) provides online resources to educate genealogists about DNA testing, and is recommended by all reputable DNA testing companies. These resources include the ISOGG Wiki, ISOGG Facebook page, many videos on YouTube and email forums.
Jewish Geneology Society of Great Britain (JGSGB)Stand number: 72 & 73
Dedicated to promoting Jewish family history and genealogy, we encourage research and preservation of Jewish genealogy records. Library, databases and specialist advice available. Open to everyone interested in Jewish genealogy.
Kresy FamilyStand number: 14 & 15
Manchester and Lancashire Family History SocietyStand number: 244
The MLFHS Helpdesk team will be available for advice and guidance. Local interest books, a range of popular Godfrey maps and latest RC church baptism and marriage records on CD will be for sale. Our display map can be used to find and identify ancestral locations. Searchable members' interest databases including Manchester War memorials will be available. View our digital displays. Don't forget our Free Prize Draw for a £50 High Street voucher prize!
Methodist HeritageStand number: 188
Did your ancestors preach the gospel overseas? Test our new Methodist Missionary Register and explore 6,500 records of nineteenth-century missionaries sent across the world by the Methodist Church’s missionary societies.
MyHeritageStand number: 294
MyHeritage is the leading global destination for discovering, preserving, and sharing family history. Enjoy access to ground-breaking technologies, exclusive global content, and a brand new home-testing DNA service. Make on-the-spot breakthrough discoveries and share them with your loved ones. Join our community of millions of users around the world.
National Memorial AboretumStand number: 312
The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance. The site features over 300 thought-provoking memorials for military and civilian associations, nestled amongst lush and maturing woodland. Rich in design and symbolism, and sympathetic to the landscape they inhabit, the memorials and their stories are waiting to be discovered.
National Records of ScotlandStand number: 222
NRS is Scotland’s official body for the collection, preservation and production of information about Scotland's people and history.
As part of NRS, ScotlandsPeople is the internationally respected family history search service and website. 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.
North of Ireland Family History SocietyStand number: 1
Irish ancestors? With 11 local branches and hundreds of Associate Members worldwide we can support your own research with our Journal, Newsletters, books, CD's, reciprocal research and library look-ups.
Northampshire Family History SocietyStand number: 106 & 107
Receive advice on researching in Northamptonshire from experienced members and get access to our unique personal names databases. Booklets containing memorial inscriptions will be available. Please remember to come prepared.
Nuneaton & North Warwickshire Family History SocietyStand number: 47
The friendly, helpful group serving all with forebears in northern Warwickshire or who live in the area with ancestors elsewhere. Monthly meetings; quarterly journal; many published resources; Join – enjoy! www.nnwfhs.org.uk
Oxfordshire Family History SocietyStand number: 61 & 62
Progress your Oxfordshire family history research through transcribed parish register and photographic monumental inscription CD's available on our stand. Our experts can also explore our county-wide databases for you.
Powys Family History SocietyStand number: 120
Help & Advice relating to Powys (Breconshire, Montgomeryshire and Radnorshire), indexes relating to Parish Registers, Monumental Inscriptions, Census, maps, holdings of archives of Powys Record Office and publications on CD.
Register of Qualified GenealogistsStand number: 2
RQG’s qualified genealogists offer a new standard of practice to customers for genealogical and family history services worldwide. Highest level qualifications and public registration offer reliable choices at www.qualifiedgenealogists.org
S&N Genealogy SuppliesStand number: 286
S&N Genealogy Supplies are the UK's largest publisher and supplier of family history data and software. We pride ourselves in offering the widest choice of family history software, data CD's, and are an authorised Doxie Flip scanner reseller. Visit us for latest releases, special show offers, free unbiased expert advice and bundle offers.
Soldiers off the StreetStand number: 13
The charity's objects are the relief of charitable need of homeless ex-service personnel, in particular but not exclusively by the provision of clothing, food and rehabilitation, including advice on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, alcoholism, drug abuse, housing and employment.
Synium SoftwareStand number: 292
Explore your family history and use MacFamilyTree's visually striking charts and views to visualize your complete family tree the way you have never seen it before. Share your tree with friends or family and use our brand new service CloudTree - Sync & Share“ to collaborate with them researching your family history.
The History PressStand number: 200
The History Press is the UK’s largest local and specialist history publisher and home to Phillimore & Co. Our extensive backlist of over 5000 titles covers the length and breadth of the nation, on numerous topics including genealogy, regional history and the Great War. From the academic to the more informal, our varied publications are a valuable source when researching your ancestry – and may well unearth something you didn’t know about your town, your family or yourself.
TheGenealogistStand number: 280
TheGenealogist will quickly unlock the lives of your ancestors with its simple to use and powerful all-in-one MasterSearch, giving you the most relevant results. With a huge variety of records, resources and unique tools, if you want to discover your roots then this leading British family history research website is the one to use. Visit our stand by the entrance for fantastic special offers and subscription packs. Search smarter with TheGenealogist!
University of StratclydeStand number: 298
West Surrey Family History SocietyStand number: 27 & 28
With 43 years experience transcribing and indexing Surrey records we offer numerous publications, including many for Middlesex and London. Help and advice available at five monthly meetings plus Computer Group.