I had hoped to get this review published earlier, but other deadlines and domestics I am afraid played a part in the delay.
After a gap of a year in the UK without a significant genealogical show or event it was great to have one.
Personally I loved the show, it had a lovely comfortable fun feel about it in addition to the educational and network that was available. The venue was a good one, Alexandra Palace which is from the Victorian era and is a palace of the people – it was created that way as a venue where people could visit and explore. In the photograph above, which comes courtesy of Family Tree Magazine (UK) you can see the lovely stained glass window and I two close up photos below.
There were a steady stream of lectures and presentations. Here in this photo you can see me in full flow as I delivered a presentation on surnames.
The previous day, I had delivered a workshop over 30 minutes with an additional 15 minutes for questions about researching European Ancestors. Anyone who has every heard me speak on that topic will know I always fail to get the presentation delivered in the allocated time and therefore a workshop in a short space of time was a true challenge! I managed it and think that the workshop idea was a great one and I hope they will be a bit longer next time!
The handouts from the lectures and some of the workshops can be found HERE for a limited time. Please remember they are copyrighted to the individual authors.
Below are a few random shots of the venue along with a glimpse of the London skyline.
It was a great two days and I am delighted to say the show will be back in 2020, so keep those dates free!