Popular family history show THE Genealogy Show will return online on 25-26 June.


The event first launched in 2019, but the organisers were forced to cancel the 2020 show because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Now, the event will run virtually over two days, with online expert talks on family history, one-on-one consultations, virtual exhibition stalls and the chance to chat live with other guests.

The show’s programme of over 70 talks features expert speakers including Celia Heritage, Dr Janet Few and Les Mitchinson, and will cover topics including starting your family history, DNA research, military history research, family history from around the world and more.

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine editor Sarah Williams will give a talk, ‘Find Your Ancestors in EVERY Census’.

There are more talks available exclusively on demand, and all talks will be available in the On Demand section for 30 days after the show finishes.

Attendees will also have the chance to meet family history societies and companies in the ‘Exhibition Zone’; test their skills with games, quizzes and a genealogy whodunnit in the ‘Games Room’; read blogs from leading family historians in the ‘Reading Room’; and consult with experts in the ‘Wizards’ Corner’.

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine will have a stall in the Exhibition Zone and contribute articles from our website to the Reading Room.

Tickets to THE Genealogy Show are currently £20 each with an early bird discount, and cost £30 at full price.

The Family History Show, another popular family history event, is also returning online on 19 June.

The day’s programme of talks includes Mark Bayley on ‘Breaking Down Brick Walls in Your Family History Research’, Gill Blanchard on ‘Using Wills and Administrations in Family History’ and Dr Simon Wills on ‘Joining the Merchant Navy’.

There will also be online stalls and one-on-one ‘Ask the Experts’ sessions.

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine will also have a stall at The Family History Show.

Tickets cost £6 with a family history offer and £8 on the day.


Rosemary Collins is the staff writer of Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine