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It's almost here! Who Do You Think You Are? Live takes place from Thursday 6 April - Saturday 8 April in Birmingham's NEC. As always, our team of experts will be available to give you a helping hand with your family research and that includes a range of must-see talks. See below for all the details.

1. Making the Most of The British Newspaper Archive

Our sister site, The British Newspaper Archive now has over 18 million pages (and growing) online. This informative presentation will explore this vast resource, offer search tips for using the site and introduce you to some features you may not yet be aware of.

When?: 3:15-4:00pm, Thursday 6 April

Where?: Theatre 3, Hall 2, NEC Birmingham


Aoife O'ConnorData Delivery Manager, Findmypast & British Newspaper Archive

2. Uncovering the 20th Century

From the 1939 Register, through to passenger lists and newspapers, there are a lot more resources available online for tracing family in the 20th century than you might think. In this talk, we'll show you what records to look for and how to search them.

When?: 12:15-1:00pm, Friday 7 April

Where?: Theatre 3, Hall 2, NEC Birmingham


Myko ClellandPartnerships and Outreach Manager, Findmypast

3. Contemptible Little PoWs - the BEF incarcerated in 1914

In this detailed presentation, we'll examine the role of the British Expeditionary Force during World War 1. In particular, we'll focus on the large number of BEF soldiers who became prisoners of war in 1914 and show you how to discover their remarkable stories, as well as your own ancestor's.

When?: 10:15-11:00am, Saturday 8 April

Where?: Theatre 3, Hall 2, NEC Birmingham


Paul NixonContent Licensing Manager, Findmypast

4. The Digital Revolution in Irish Genealogy

With more Irish records online than any other website, Findmypast has made Irish family history research easier and more accessible than ever before. Here, we give you an insight into the many Irish records now available online and tell you how they got there.

When?: 2:15-3:00pm, Saturday 8 April

Where?: Theatre 3, Hall 2, NEC Birmingham


Brian DonovanHead of Irish Data and Business Development, Findmypast

So there you have it, there is something for everyone in our line-up of talks at this year's event. We're looking forward to seeing you there.

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