BBC London Family History Day 
Saturday December 4 2004 
10.00 to 16.00 FREE

Organised by BBC London, in conjunction with The National Archives, this
event supports the highly successful Who Do You Think You Are? Series on
BBC2.  It gives you your own opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the
10 celebrities and begin your own personal voyage of discovery.  Activities,
all of which are free, suitable for people of all ages, include:  

Talks and demonstrations
A good place to start! Top tips and advice for beginners, plus
demonstrations and a helping hand in using online services. A full programme
of events will be available 19 November at
Booking for events will be available on the day. 

Family history fair
An opportunity to see a range of London-based and specialist family history
groups under one roof. A great way to pick up useful products, advice and
build networks to pursue your family's history. Booking not required. 

Meet the experts 
If you have specific questions, experts will be on hand to advise.
Specialist advice will be available for tracing your Caribbean or Asian
family history, using military records and using online resources. Booking
not required.

Family album
Find out how to conserve your old family photos for future generations from
The National Archives photographic conservator. Plus see the work of famous
photographers on display. Booking not required. 

Reading between the lines
Find out what your ancestors were really like by getting their handwriting
analysed by our graphologist. Please bring examples. Booking on the day. 

Behind the scenes tours
Discover the dark vaults where we keep the nations secrets and get a good
Introduction to using The National Archives for family history. Booking on
the day. 

Decorate our Tree 
Decorate our Tree with pictures of your own family tree. Artists and
teachers will be on hand to inspire your best drawings and ideas. Your
creative efforts will be on display in The National Archives for the
Christmas period. Booking not required. 

The People's War 
An opportunity for children to work with grandparents and family members who
lived during WWII and help them leave their personal stories and photographs
on the BBC's People's War website.    

Plus music, food, family history bookshop, and the chance to win a day's
research with Nick Barratt, genealogist from the Who Do You Think You Are?

Please note, this programme is subject to change.  For further information
about the BBC London Family History Day please contact the BBC London
helpline on 08700 100 150 (national rate).  Or visit 

Alternatively, just come along. The event is at The National Archives, Kew,
Surrey, TW9 4DU.  Doors will open at 10am.  

Getting to The National Archives
Tube: Kew Gardens 
Rail: Kew Bridge & Kew Gardens
Bus: 391,65, R68
Limited free parking available
Wheelchair accessible   


Please note The National Archives document ordering service WILL be closed
for stocktaking on this day. However, the Museum, shop, café and microfilm
service will be open. 

Colleagues and readers may be interested in the event on the 4th December.
With apologies for cross-posting.

Fleur Soper | Communications Officer
Digital Preservation | National Archives

Ruskin Avenue, Kew, Surrey, TW9 4DU

tel: 020 8392 5330 x 2753



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