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Following months of speculation within the family history community, it has been confirmed that the world’s biggest genealogy event will be moving to a new home when it returns next year.

Who Do You Think You Are? Live, which has been held at the London Olympia since 2004, is now scheduled to take place at the NEC in Birmingham between 16 - 18 April, 2015.  The relocation to the NEC will enable more visitors to attend the show than ever before due to the improved transport links to the rest of the UK and the venue has 16,500 car parking spaces for exhibitors and public.

Forces War Records and Who Do You Think You Are Live 2015 - NEC Birmingham 16-18 April.

Designed to appeal to the novice and the experienced researcher, companies and societies at the event will help visitors find out more about their ancestors by analysing historical documents, photos, family heirlooms, and providing interactive workshops, DNA analysis and much more.

Join us at the Forces War Records stand as we expect to be attending the exhibition, your welcomed to chat to experts and learn how to use the site to make the most out of your military genealogy research. We are constantly searching for rare lists, nominal roles and updating our records and our UK-based transcription team works with data from a variety of sources to unlock as much information as possible for anyone researching their family history.

Bring your ancestor’s old photos, military memorabilia and medals to the stand at 'Who Do You Think You Are Live' and our team will endeavour to tell you more about them, which could answer some pressing questions or even help send you off in a new direction in your family research.

Forces War Records offer the services of an experienced researcher who could do a lot of the hard work for you — if you've hit a brick wall with your research, or haven't got the patience — this could be an option to consider. For other people the challenge and the journey is exactly what makes genealogy fun, because you never really know where your family research is going to take you.

Forces War Records has over six million records, a vast historic documents library and a bank of war diaries available to read for free. If you’re thinking of starting or continuing your genealogy quest, or even if you’re just interested in history – then the site is a good place to get into the habit of visiting. If you’re looking to add more colour to your research then have a look through our historic document library and you’ll find plenty of interesting finds including war diaries, that are available to read for free. Looking at your ancestors in the framework of such rich British military history makes genealogy much more than just dates and places – it’s about people, heroes, bravery, lives saved and lives lost. It’s about your history — it’s about you!

The ‘Who Do You Think You Are Live’ event will be held from 16th – 18th April 2015, at the NEC Birmingham.

For more information visit: ‘Who Do You Think You Are Live’.

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