Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2010

We’re proud to have been the principal sponsors for the fourth year running and it was great to see so many of our members and talk with you about how we can help with your family history research online.

If you weren’t able to get to the show over the weekend of the 26th – 28th February, then read on to find out what we got up to there.

Bigger and better

Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE is based on the TV series of the same name and this year we had several areas for family history enthusiasts to enjoy.

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Our London-based staff were available to chat with all the show attendees and answer any queries about their Ancestry.co.uk accounts, sign-up new members and assist with searches on our 11 computers which were set up with Worldwide access, so anyone could come and see all the records we have across all our international sites, as well as search important UK records for free at the show.

We also had live demonstrations of the latest Family Tree Maker® 2010 software in our Ancestryshop area, where we had show discounts on all our latest software editions, plus a special offer from the National Trust with your purchase.

Meet the celebrities

Our very own spokesperson, Tony Robinson, was available on Friday to meet with our members and he also presented ‘Journey of Record’ in our Ancestry.co.uk Academy, letting everyone know how we take old documents from the scraps of paper they sometimes are and transform them into digital records that are available to search online.

Read more about the celebrities that were there

Were You At The Event?

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Ancestry.co.uk Academy’

We hosted three types of workshops to show you how to get the best out of your membership. The categories we talked about were for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced family history researchers. If you’d like a copy of these notes, just download the pdfs from us.

Ancestry.co.uk Scanning ServiceThis was the first year we brought along our professional scanning equipment for attendees at the show. You didn’t have to be a member, but you did have to get in quick! This service proved very popular and booked out very quickly. We thank everyone that brought along their documents to be scanned by us.

Ancestry.co.uk Members Lounge

As a thank-you to all our members this year, we offered an exclusive Ancestry.co.uk Members Lounge where you could come in and rest your tired feet with a complimentary cup of tea or coffee. We hope you enjoyed this free service and the opportunity to talk to other members while at the show.

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