Review of #FamilyTreeLive

IMG_E1092I 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.

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Copyright – Stuart Goucher, April 2019

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.

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It was a great two days and I am delighted to say the show will be back in 2020, so keep those dates free!

FT Live Logo 2020

Courtesy of Family Tree Magazine 2019

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies. Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies/surname courses as well as Researching Ancestors from Continental Europe.
This entry was posted in #FamilyHistoryLive, European Ancestors, Genealogy, One-Name Studies, Presentations, Surnames. Bookmark the permalink.

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