Who Do You Think You Are – Live 24-26 Feb 2012

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Title: Who Do You Think You Are – Live 2012
Location: Olympia, London
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Description: FIBIS will again have a stand at ‘Who Do You Think You Are – Live’. Our team will be available to answer your questions for all three days of the event and our Chairman, Peter Bailey, will be giving the following talk at the exhibition on Fri 24th Feb at 4.30.

Researching Ancestors in British India

Some three million Britons lived and served in India over the three and a half centuries of Britain ‘s presence there. From 1600 to Independence in 1947, the East India Company, and the British controlled Government of India, won that country with their armies and governed it with a Civil Service. Britons from all social classes were recruited to run every aspect of social, commercial, political, economic and military life and many today have ancestors who took part in this.

Excellent records of such persons are available. Peter Bailey will explain these and where and how to access them.

Who Do You Think You Are? Live returns to London ‘s Olympia on 24-26th February for its sixth year. You ‘ll find leading genealogy experts, one to one sessions, informative workshops and over 150 exhibitors specialising in researching your family tree all under one roof.

More to explore

Sponsored by, the 2012 show will feature even more exciting ways to look deeper into your ancestry whether you ‘re just starting out on your family history trail or you ‘re a seasoned researcher. Ask an expert for advice, identify and date those mystery photos, attend one of our informative workshops and investigate the resources of libraries, museums and family history societies from across the UK.

Look, listen, learn

There ‘ll be some great new interactive features to be unveiled at this year ‘s show along with old favourites like the Military Pavilion and the Society of Genealogists ‘ Workshop Programme.

The Celebrity Theatre will once again play host to stars from BBC1 ‘s television series Who Do Think You Are? and the first confirmed celebrity   is actor Larry Lamb. Larry will be taking to the stage at WDYTYA? Live and talking about his experience on the TV show and his ancestry trail; a journey which took him from a fairground menagerie to the outskirts of Los Angeles.

And we will also be seeing the return of our ‘Heirloom Detective ‘, antiques expert Eric Knowles. Eric will be on hand in the Photography Gallery to date and identify your family treasures, so bring them along to the show and find out more about the relics which have been passed down the generations of your family.

And if this isn ‘t enough there will also be a bigger dedicated Irish section this year for all of you whose family tree harks back to the Emerald Isle. The area will have Irish genealogical experts on hand to point you in the right direction for discovering your Irish heritage. There ‘ll also be regional workshops which will focus on the other Celtic countries this year where you can learn about researching ancestors from Scotland and Wales.

You can also visit the huge variety of companies and services involved in family history who are exhibiting at the event; from all the major online resource holders to  libraries, museums  and dozens of  family history societies from across the  UK. Not to mention all the companies who can show you how to create and store your family tree information, restore your old photos, take a genealogy course and more. There is a vast array of exhibitors who can provide the information and advice you need.

Discover it all

It ‘s your chance to be part of the world ‘s biggest family history show, so why not go and share your experiences and meet others who are just as enthusiastic about looking into their past as you are?

You can book your tickets for WDYTYA? Live by phoning 0844 873 7330 or by visiting where you ‘ll also find all the latest news as well as great competitions and offers. You could also join the Facebook group and follow @WDYTYALIVE on Twitter so you can share your thoughts about the show.

Start Date: 2012-02-24
Start Time: 09:00
End Date: 2012-02-26
End Time: 17:00