Dear Family Historian,

We are looking forward to returning to York for The Family History Show next weekend! The York show takes place on Saturday 22nd June at the York Racecourse, with Free Talks throughout the day, Free Ask the Experts Area, Societies and Local Archives stands, Free Goody Bag worth £7.99 on entry, Free Parking, Refreshments available all day, and much more!

We're excited to see that the new series of Who Do You Think You Are? returns to our screens this summer! Start reading our article below to find out which seven celebrities set out on their ancestral journeys and unveil epic family secrets.


Saturday 22nd June 2024, 10:00-16:00
York Racecourse

Ticket Offer: Two Tickets for £12! (Buy one, get one free!)
Tickets on the day are £12.00 per person, under 16s are free.
Each ticket also includes a free Goody Bag on entrance worth £7.99!

Buy Tickets

We look forward to seeing you there!

All the best,

The Family History Show Team

What do I get when I buy a ticket?

There is plenty to explore and discover at The Family History Show! Being a ticketholder allows you to:

  • Watch free lectures on a range of topics from experts in genealogy, available throughout the day
  • Book a free 1-2-1 session with an expert of your choice to help you with your research
  • Get a goody bag worth £7.99
  • Explore stands from family history societies, archives and genealogical suppliers
Don't miss out - buy your tickets today!

Ask the Experts

You will be able to book appointments with our experts throughout the day. Experts include:

Nick Barratt
Historian, Author and Professional Genealogist
Jackie Depelle
Family History Tutor and Speaker
Keith Gregson
Professional Researcher & Social Historian

Free Talks Throughout The Day

Watch lectures on a range of topics from experts in genealogy, available throughout the day in two large lecture areas.

10:30 Breaking Down Brick Walls
Mark Bayley - Online Genealogy Expert

Uncover the secrets to overcoming stumbling blocks in your family history research! Discover new and innovative search strategies to locate those elusive relatives. Explore unique record collections that can tell you more about your ancestors' lives.

11:30 Researching and Writing your Family History
Nick Barratt - Historian, Author and Professional Genealogist

This talk explores how to research and write your family history to publication standard using a real case study.

12:30 Pinpointing Your Ancestors
Mark Bayley - Online Genealogy Expert

Unleash the power of historical records and maps to reveal the art of pinpointing your ancestors. Join us for an illuminating talk that brings your family’s past to life through geographic connections.

13:30 Chasing Million Eyres - From Yorkshire to Kamchatka
Jackie Depelle - Family History Tutor and Speaker

Little do we know what awaits when starting out on the family history trail. Very often our ancestors led ordinary lives however they all have their place in history and certainly made us who we are. Occasionally though we find something really unexpected about our families or our research touches on the lives of those who moved in very different social circles. This is exactly what happens in this case study where an accidental discovery becomes a vortex of amazing coincidence and almost a parallel family history universe.

14:30 Tips & Tricks for Online Research
Keith Gregson - Professional Researcher & Social Historian

Keith shares top tips & techniques for finding elusive ancestors, illustrated by some fascinating case studies. He is both a popular and academic historian with a range of publications stretching over the past 40 years.

Free Genealogy Talks All Day - Buy Two Tickets for £12!

Who Do You Think You Are? Returns!

Show-stopping line up announced for the 21st UK series of the ever-popular genealogy TV series

Series 21 will be spanning centuries of history to reveal an extraordinary array of stories from circus antics to embezzlement, a life-changing accident, the Cold War, and stirring tales of triumph against the odds. Viewers will be taken on a journey across the UK and around the world including Ireland, Taiwan, Jamaica and Latvia as the celebrities search for answers to their family tree quests.

Click here to read our article and find out more

Not interested in The Family History Show?

Check out Family History TV on YouTube with their free short videos. These how-to-guides are by leading experts covering a variety of topics. Their speakers specialise in subjects from the world of British Genealogy, Military History, DNA, House History and Social History and many of them are past and present speakers from The Family History Show.

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Read Discover Your Ancestors Back Issues

Discover Your Ancestors monthly digital Periodical offers advice on taking your genealogy research further, how to break down barriers you've come up against in your research, and provides links to useful resources on places, past occupations and more. In the Periodical you will also find features on social, military and popular history with the same accessible and interesting feel of our printed Bookazines. Jump on board and explore the past today!

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