Throughout the show, you’ll be able to find experts from The National Archives giving talks and advice about their records on other exhibitors’ stands, including, findmypast,, FamilySearch, Archives for London, the Caribbean Family History Group, the Metropolitan Police Heritage Centre and in the Military Pavilion.

The brand new The National Archives' Theatre is located upstairs near the the Celebrity Theatre which will be open twice a day for a range of talks from their experts. Tickets for this theatre are free to collect on the day from the Workshops Ticket Desk, located in the upstairs gallery.

They'll also be giving some workshops in the Society of Genealogists’ (SOG) workshop programme, and taking part in the Ask the Experts sessions. 


See timetable below for full details.

Friday 22 February

The National Archives’ Theatre

11:00 Tracing your ancestors through the crew lists and agreements

15:00 Caribbean migration to the UK


SOG workshops

10:30 British Army soldiers and officers born overseas (SOG3)

15:30 Keynote workshop Q&A session on migration (SOG1)


Ask the Experts

14:00 – 18:00


Saturday 23 February

The National Archives’ Theatre

11:00 Duty Calls: tracing your ancestor in HM Customs service

15:00 Overseas births, marriages and deaths: sources at The National Archives


SOG workshops

14:15 There and back again: going away doesn’t mean staying away (SOG2)

15:00 Britain’s Child Migrants (SOG3)


Ask the Experts

12:00 – 14:00

16:00 – 18:00



Sunday 24 February

The National Archives’ Theatre

11:00 First World War ancestors: moving on from the service record

14:00 Criminal records 


SOG workshops

10:00 Naturalisation (SOG3)

13:50 Using The National Archives’ website (SOG2)


Ask the Experts

12:00 – 16:00