Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE! 2017

Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE!

The NEC Birmingham, 6-8 April 2017






The UK's biggest family history show is nearly here!

Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE will be returning to the Birmingham NEC on 6-8 April 2017, featuring three packed days of talks and workshops designed to help you trace your ancestors.

Whether you’re a genealogy professional or an absolute beginner, there’s something to suit everyone's needs...

Get advice from the experts

The 2017 show will see over 130 specialist exhibitors and local family history societies descend on the NEC from all over the world to share their expertise and provide access to billions of genealogy records.

As in previous years, the Society of Genealogists has put together another comprehensive workshop programme, featuring sessions for people of all abilities, while visitors will be able to receive personal research advice in the Ask the Experts and Photo Detectives areas.

There will also be a chance to meet the team behind Danny Dyer’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? at a special session on Thursday 6 April. The talk will reveal the surprising twists and turns that Danny’s journey took, from his working-class roots in London’s East End to a stately home and the heart of the Tudor Court.

Find out more about WDYTYA? LIVE! 2017 by clicking the links below:

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Discover the everyday lives of your ancestors

Mandy Howarth and Heather Potter, matriarchs from hit BBC series The Victorian Slum, will be present at the show on Friday 7 April. They’ll talk about what life was like in the recreated slum, their motivation for taking part in the programme, and what it really means to explore the everyday lives of your ancestors. To put it all in context they’ll be joined by Professor Carl Chinn, who also appeared in the series. 

On the same day, legendary actor Sir Tony Robinson will be joining the team from show sponsors Ancestry, talking to visitors about genetic genealogy and the AncestryDNA testing service.

Finally, on Saturday 8 April, the event will welcome Casualty star Sunetra Sarker. Appearing on stage with Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine editor Sarah Williams, visitors will have the opportunity to ask Sunetra about her recent episode of Who Do You Think You Are?, in which she discovered her family connections to some of the most turbulent events in India's history.

Experience history

If that wasn't enough, the Dig For Victory Show will be bringing a taste of Home Front Britain to Birmingham with a mockup of a 1940s living room for visitors to experience. The area will be complete with period furniture, authentic wartime music and a rare Morrison shelter on display.

Make sure you don't miss out – click on the button below to book your tickets to Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE today!

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