On Saturday 6 November, the Imperial War Museum is holding its annual Family History Day. The event’s going to be packed with experts and specialists to help you with all aspects of your genealogy.
MyHeritage is the official sponsor of the event, and we’ll be manning a stand with computers, offering advice and helping visitors to get started or get through any sticking points in their family history research.
Entrance to the Museum and the event is free, and offers you a number of resources to find out about your family’s past. Visitors can speak to museum experts and family historians, and are able to drop into the Explore History Centre, a new space where you can take a close look at the museum’s collections, get tips on how to uncover your own family’s past, and even bring along family photos, medals, documents and more for evaluation.
There’s a focus on the Second World War and the Blitz in particular, so this is a great chance to find out how your relatives might have lived in that period. If you’ve lost contact with family members due to the evacuations or the War, this event may give you the knowledge to reconnect once again.
A full programme of talks on the day can be found here. Entrance to the Explore History Centre and expert advice is free, but lectures cost £5 for adults and £3 for concessions (or £15 and £10 respectively for full day lecture tickets). More details on the event can be found on this link on the Imperial War Museum’s website.
The Imperial War Museum is the museum of everyone’s story: the history of modern conflict told through the stories of those who were there. It is an educational and historical institution responsible for archives, collections and sites of outstanding national importance. You can view the Museum’s main website here.