Every year at Who Do You Think You Are? Live, actor, TV presenter, historian and Ancestry.co.uk spokesperson Sir Tony Robinson presents his top tips and fascinating thoughts on family history. It’s always a packed out crowd and a sure-fire highlight for thousands of visitors.
But not everyone can make it down to London for the show – so when Tony offered to take this presentation ‘on tour’ we jumped at the chance to make it happen.
Tony will be visiting four locations, starting in Dorchester (Dorset) and Truro (Cornwall) in October and moving on to Norwich (Norfolk) and Manchester in November. The full dates, times and locations are detailed below.
As well as showcasing the amazing historical resources that each area has to offer, the events will provide a fascinating insight into the subject of family history as a whole.
Each evening will begin with an introduction from a representative from one of our partner archives, followed by a brief presentation from an Ancestry.co.uk expert. Guests can then look forward to a speech and Q&A session with Sir Tony himself.
There will of course be drinks and nibbles served too.
And did we mention that the events are completely free? Spaces at each venue will be limited, so we’re opening up a ballot for entry – simply drop us an email with the name and contact details of you and up to one friend or family member and we’ll notify our guests by Friday 18th October.
Spaces at these exclusive events will be in demand so get your entry in ASAP.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Wednesday 30th October – Dorset History Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester. Doors open at 6:00pm for 6:45pm start. Email Dorset2013@ancestry.co.uk to be entered into the ballot for places.
Thursday 31st October – Cornwall Record Office, Old County Hall, Truro. Doors open at 6:45pm for 7:30pm start. Email Cornwall2013@ancestry.co.uk to be entered into the ballot for places.
Thursday 7th November – Norfolk Record Office, The Archive Centre, Martineau Lane, Norwich. Doors open at 6:45pm for 7:30pm start. Email Norfolk2013@ancestry.co.uk to be entered into the ballot for places.
Friday 8th November – Midland Hotel (Lancaster Suite), Peter Street, Manchester. Doors open at 6pm for 6:30pm start. Email Manchester2013@ancestry.co.uk to be entered into the ballot for places.
Authored By Bryony Partridge UK PR Manager.
*Terms and conditions apply: Emails must be received by midnight on Thursday 17th October. Guests are responsible for their own transport to and from the events. Ancestry reserves the right to cancel or change the location of the events and in such cases will endeavour to provide Guests with prior notice. By entering the ballot you consent to Ancestry using the personal information you provide to us for administrative purposes relating to the ballot.
Emma Pulman is a Social Media and digital Marketing Executive for Ancestry.co.uk. Based in Ancestry's London office in Hammersmith, Emma regularly tweets and posts on Ancestry's Facebook page.