Like most of you, we have been left wondering where 2013 has gone. It'll be Christmas before we know it and, then, in no time at all, our eighth live show!

The marketing team has been hard at work to create new artwork for promoting the show and, of course, our much loved showguide.

The showguide will feature all of the essential information for the show as well as information on exhibitors, workshops and a floor plan of the show. We are always interested from our visitors on what more you need to help you get around at the show - your comments as always are welcome.

Due to the popularity of the show, we often receive requests from companies for information and images for the show to enable them to advertise this in their ‘must-visit’ diary sections for February. Our latest enquiry was from well-known British airline, so remember to check your in-flight magazines when you travel!

We’ve been working closely with our show exhibitors to line up some great competitions for you. We've already run the chance to win books, magazine subscription and Ancestry's Family Tree Maker -  make sure you are signed up to the newsletter to be in with a chance to win more! 

It was great to hear from so many of you on Facebook last week with your genealogy queries for the live show. There's no doubt our eager experts and fantastic family history societies will be on hand at the show to help you answer them. Always remember, our top tip is to bring all your paperwork with you so that you have everything on hand to show. 

Mark