So, Christmas is over for another year and we look ahead to 2014. The Christmas period is traditionally a time when we get together with our family and friends and, inevitably, think back on what has passed in the previous year and wonder what the year ahead has in store.
 
For those of us who are interested in family history and with a keen desire to know more about where we come from, that thought process inevitably takes us back way beyond the last 12 months.
 
It’s particularly relevant that 2014 is a time for looking back and reflection as this year marks the beginning of the World War 1 centenary commemorations. These commemorations will take many forms and Who Do You Think You Are? Live is proud to be able to play its part in this – there will be a new military and social history area at the show this year and we are delighted that organisations such as the Imperial War Museums, RAF Museum, Belgian Tourist Board, National Army Museum and The National Archives, to name but a few, have confirmed their attendance.
 
The Imperial War Museum will be launching their amazing  “Lives of the First World War” project and many of you may have seen yesterday that they have also launched another fantastic project  
- “Operation War Diary” - in conjunction with The National Archives.
 
All of this brings me back to resolutions – many of us start the New Year with a list of resolutions, some of which we keep while others don’t quite work out. There’s one resolution, however, that I would ask you to make and stick to – come along to Who Do You Think You Are? Live from February 20th – 22nd and find out who you really are. The Imperial War Museums and The National Archive also really need your help to get their projects up and running and there will be a number of ways in which you can help to do this! More information about this will be provided on the Who Do You Think You Are? Live website over the next few weeks.
 
I look forward to seeing you at the Show!
 
David.