Who Do You Think You Are? Live, the biggest family history event in the English-speaking world, begins tomorrow!
Apparently the District Line between Earl’s Court and Kensington Olympia is on a restricted service on Friday, so if you’re going along tomorrow, check the Transport for London website, for an alternative route. The walk doesn’t look too bad from Earl’s Court, though – about 15 minutes. Service seems to be running normally during the weekend.
Many of the exhibitors are running competitions and promotions. One that caught my eye on Twitter was FindMyPast – visit their stand 707 and quote “the transcription has landed” for a free 1911 census polo shirt. First come, first served!
The Society of Genealogists‘ Else Churchill has organised some rosettes for genealogy bloggers and tweeters to wear, so do go up and ask her about this. She’ll be around the SOG workshop areas, mostly likely, or catch her at one of her talks. If you’re not a blogger or tweeter, look out for the rosettes! (I’ve jimmied up some business cards to hand out.)
The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies are at stand 69/70, with a great discount on their Correspondence Course if you enrol this weekend. Check out all their other courses too, and have a chat to the lovely staff.
I’m not sure what I’m more excited about – the actual exhibition, the workshops, meeting up with some fellow IHGS students, or having a weekend away from the kids!
Hopefully I’ll get a chance (and an internet connection) to post tomorrow night.