We are excited to announce that actor, author, historian and Ancestry.co.uk spokesperson Sir Tony Robinson will be hosting a series of exclusive family history events to mark the WWI centenary.
Sharing his fascinating perspective on history, Tony will be visiting local archives in Liverpool, Essex, Newcastle upon Tyne and East Sussex (full event details below).
With 2014 being the 100-year anniversary of WWI, Tony will discuss the importance of remembering our wartime ancestors, highlight some of the extensive military record collections available online at Ancestry.co.uk and help inspire local residents to uncover the war hero in their own family tree. He will also talk about his own family links to the Great War.
Each evening will begin with an introduction from a representative from the archive, followed by a brief talk from an Ancestry family history experts. Guests can then enjoy 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 are limited and will be allocated at random. Click here to register your details.
Spaces at these exclusive events will be in demand and entry closes at midnight on 14th August so make sure you get your application in ASAP. We will let you know if your application for a space on the guest list has been successful by 15th August 2014.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Tuesday 26 August, 6pm – 9pm
The Keep, Woollards Way, Brighton, BN1 9BP
Thursday 4 September, 6pm – 9pm
Liverpool Central Library, William Brown Street, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 8EW
Monday 22 September, 6pm – 9pm
Essex Record Office, Wharf Rd, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 6YT
Wednesday 24 September, 6pm – 9pm
Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4JA
*Terms and conditions apply: Guests can register online for each event from today (08.08.14) up until midnight on 14.08.12. Guests will be notified of their success via email and need to RSVP by 18.08.14 otherwise their tickets will be reallocated. 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.
About Brian Gallagher
Brian is the International Social Media Specialist for Ancestry, working closely with our United Kingdom, Sweden, German and Australian teams.