The National Family History Fair 2013 will take place in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 7th September.
The National Family History Fair says: “One of Britain’s most prestigious history events is being held once again in the Newcastle area for the 11th year. There will be many exhibitors, talks from nationally renowned experts, internet demonstrations and free advice from genealogy experts. You will be able to search for your ancestors with Family Search and the major internet websites.
“This year, after the very successful event in 2012, it will again be held at the Tyne Suite, Newcastle Central Premier Inn, Newbridge Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 8BS (in the heart of Newcastle city centre) on Saturday, 7th September between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm, entrance £3.00.
“Prizes and subscriptions and other special offers are being made available by Genes Reunited, Ancestry.co.uk, My History and other exhibitors at this event.
“The entrance ticket provides every visitor the opportunity to win one of ten six-month subscriptions to Genes Reunited (courtesy of GenesReunited) worth £49.95.
“In addition there will be a FREE draw to win one of 15 copies of Family Tree Maker Deluxe software worth £39.95, which includes three months ‘Essentials’ subscription access to Ancestry.co.uk – worth £30.00 (courtesy of Ancestry.co.uk).
“Advice on researching your family history will be available throughout the day from leading genealogist Doreen Hopwood. Doreen was the lead Genealogist for Birmingham City Libraries and is a regular contributor to the leading family history magazines.
“In addition, there will be a series of talks from 12.00 noon onwards. One of the many themes at this year’s event is Irish Ancestry with Dr William Roulston who will give a talk on Researching Irish Ancestry. In addition, the Ulster Historical Foundation will have a stand at the event.
“Our second talk of the day is at 2.00 pm by Mike Wood from the Society of Genealogists on Using the Society of Genealogists Website & Library. The Society of Genealogists will also have a stand at the event.
“Talks are £3.00 each and are limited to 80 places.
“There will be FREE presentations thought the day by Ancestry and Genes Reunited. Software and other demonstrations will take place throughout the day with My History, Genes Reunited, Ancestry.co.uk and Family Search providing a look-up and search service.
“Local archives will be represented by Durham County Record Office, Northumberland Archives and Teesside Archives.
“We have a first this year with an exhibitor from Australia – Unlock the Past Cruises (International) and Gould Genealogy & History – who will reveal exciting plans for Genealogy Cruises from the British Isles.
Family and Local History Handbooks
“Robert Blatchford, organiser of the National Family History Fair and publisher of The Family and Local History Handbook and The Irish Family and Local History Handbook will showcase his worldwide bestsellers at the event.
Advance Ticket Sales
“Advance sales of admission tickets and talks tickets are available online through the links on our website.
“Refreshments will be available throughout the day at the event and the Premier Inn will also provide special Meal Deals.
“The venue, in central Newcastle, is accessed easily by Rail, Metro and bus services and there is plentiful parking nearby.”