Genealogists will flock to the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) on Friday and Saturday for the first-ever Who Do You Think You Are? Live Scotland event. Supported by Homecoming Scotland, it will help family historians to unravel their roots and build a picture of their ancestors’ lives. It will be home to experts, workshops, archives and museums, online subscription sites and one of the largest gatherings of family history organisations.
It is also a landmark event for Who Do You Think You Are? Live as its arrival in Scotland marks the first time the show has been held outside of London. The next Who Do You Think You Are? Live Expo is scheduled to be held in Birmingham, England, in February. Details may be found at http://www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.com/news/new-venue-2015.
Tying in with the Homecoming theme of ancestry, the show complements the hundred plus ancestral, clan and family events which are already part of the packed Homecoming programme including Bannockburn Live, Highland Homecoming and the 10th Clan Munro International Gathering.
I am staying in a hotel that is adjacent to the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre and can report a number of trucks… uh, “lorries” and workers this morning are unloading booths and products to be exhibited in the two-day event. I expect to attend the Expo both days and will report on what I see and hear. Stay tuned…