News for December 2018

News for December 2018

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A new family history show for south-west England

With the success of the Discover Your Ancestors Family History Show’s sellout London event, the organisers have now announced the introduction of a new South-West of England Show to be held in the Exhibition Centre at the University of West of England, Bristol on Saturday 6 July 2019.

The organisers have some great offers on these new shows and they now all feature an enhanced format. With low prices for both exhibitors and attendees, it is a really affordable event for all.

The show will have expert speakers talking on a wide range of topics to help your research. A final ‘Ask the experts’ Question and Answer session in the lecture theatre will round off the show.

The new show joins the other two regular events in York and London. The 2019 dates are:

  • York – 22 June
  • South West– 6 July
  • London – 24 August

2019 will see the extremely popular Ask the Experts section at all of the Family History Show events, along with the ever popular lecture theatres with expert genealogical speakers. Free talks will be held throughout the day by DNA experts, military historians and other experts at each event.

You can see a video of interviews with some of the many happy exhibitors at The Family History Show, London to see how well received these events are. Comments from the stall holders included just how busy they had been throughout the day and what a friendly environment the venue had been. Other exhibitors mentioned what an excellent fair it had been with a good turn out and many interesting stalls that had engaged and impressed those visiting the event. Take a look at the video, and another recorded with leading genealogy blogger Dick Eastman, at .

The large crowds of show visitors testified to the public’s willingness to support both the York and the London events. In fact The Family History Show, London doubled its size in 2018 and drew visitors from all over the country.

To celebrate the announcement of the new South-West show there is a fantastic offer for exhibitors who book tables at both York and London: a buy one get one free on tables booked for the south-west event. But hurry: this offer will only last till the end of January 2019!

Tickets for The Family History Show South-West are just £5.50 or two for £8 in advance; or £6 on the door, making The Family History Show a very reasonably priced event. For full details on all the shows, visit

More Warks parish records

TheGenealogist has added over 1.5 million individuals to its Warwickshire Parish Record Collection to increase the coverage of this Midland county for researchers wanting to find their ancestors baptisms, marriages and burials.

This is the final release of records published in association with Warwickshire County Record Office, now totalling nearly five million individuals and which have the benefit of high quality images to complement the transcripts, making them a valuable resource for those with ancestors from this area.

These new fully searchable records can be used to find ancestors from the parishes of: Aston Cantlow, Berkswell, Combrook, Coventry All Saints, Coventry St Peter, Coventry St Thomas, Dunchurch, Exhall, Fillongley, Foleshill St Paul, Grandborough, Hampton in Arden, Harbury, Haseley, Hillmorton, Ilmington, Kenilworth St Nicholas, Kineton, Kingsbury, Lapworth, Leamington Hastings, Leamington Spa St Paul, Lighthorne, Lillington, Long Compton, Long Itchington, Meriden, Middleton, Napton-on-the-Hill, Nether Whitacre, Newbold Pacey, Newbold-on-Avon, Newton Regis, Packwood, Polesworth, Preston-on-Stour, Priors Marston, Quinton, Radford Semele, Radway, Rowington, Rugby St Andrew, Ryton-upon-Dunsmore, Salford Priors, Shustoke, Snitterfield, Southam, Stockingford, Stockton, Stoke, Stoneleigh, Stretton-on-Dunsmore, Stretton-on-Fosse, Studley, Tanworth in Arden, Tredington, Tysoe, Walsgrave-on-Sowe, Warmington, Welford, Wolfhamcote, Wolford, Wolston, Wolvey and Wootton Wawen.

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The parish church, Kenilworth
The parish church, Kenilworth

These new parish records are available as part of the Diamond Subscription at TheGenealogist.

Read TheGenealogist’s article that finds the baptism of the poet Rupert Brooke and 1887 burial of one Rugby headmaster who turned the school around here .

WW1 officer data released

To mark the end of World War One that came to a close on 11 November 1918 with the signing of the Armistice, TheGenealogist has released more than 42,000 records of officers that died in the Great War, along with additional Rolls of Honour and over 30,000 war memorials and war grave plans, maps and listings.

These fully searchable records join an already strong WW1 collection on the site, providing a highly useful resource for those seeking their ancestors caught up in the conflict.

The new records include details of an officer’s rank, cause of death, date of death and regiment.

Chris Baker from The Long, Long Trail website and commented: TheGenealogist has got itself a very interesting collection of niche records that can really help you unlock the story of a soldier.”

To learn more about these records, see here .

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