July 30, 2014

Who Do You Think You Are? Live in London: Highlights and Helps

Here I am in last year's experts panel

Here I am in last year’s experts panel

I’m busy packing my bags getting ready to make the trip from California to London for my third appearance at Who Do You Think You Are? Live in London. I’ll be teaching some of my favorite classes (sorry, they are already sold out, but I look forward to seeing those of you who have tickets there):

  • Friday 3/22 at 2:30pm Ultimate Google Search Strategies
  • Saturday 3/23 at 11:00 Turn Your iPad (and Tablet Too!) into a Family History Powerhouse

If you don’t get a chance to attend my classes don’t fret, because I have a free ebook for you called 5 Fabulous Google Search Strategies for the Family Historian that will jump start your research. It’s available for free when you sign up for my free Genealogy Gems e-Newsletter.

One of the best parts about the event for me is meeting all of you!  And this year that will be easier than ever. When I’m not teaching you can find me at the Family ChartMasters booth (#12)

There’s so much to look forward to at this years event. Whether you’re new to tracing your family tree or a seasoned researcher, it’s packed with genealogy experts, informative workshops, over 160 specialist exhibitors and celebrities from the UK television series to help you with your own family history search. Is it any wonder that Who To You Think You Are? Live made it on my 50 Family History Favorites list (which includes my top 5 conference picks!) Here the list in the brand new free Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 151. (Be sure to subscribe to the free show in iTunes or grab our iPhone / iPad or app for android)

It is often said that “bigger is better” here in America, but in the case of family history conferences, the British have won the “super sized” title. As an American genealogist, when I walk into the immense Olympia convention centre, I feel like a kid in a candy shop.  Contained within those walls is more energy, more color (LOVE the hot pink carpeting!), more vendors and more genealogists than just about anywhere else.  You certainly don’t have to have British roots to benefit from attending. This is my third year and I look forward to it as much as the first time.

If you’re headed to the conference for the first time or still thinking about it, here’s a recap of my adventures from last year’s event:

So many of the Genealogy Gems Podcast’s 1 million downloads have been from the UK that it’s like “old home week” for me. Hope to see you there!

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About Lisa

Lisa Louise Cooke is the Producer and Host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, an online genealogy audio show at www.GenealogyGems.com. She is the author of the books Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies and The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, and the Google Earth for Genealogy DVD series, an international conference speaker, and writer for Family Tree Magazine.