We often report back from the various family history and genealogy fairs that we attend around the world. Although the hours can be long, these fairs and conferences transcend the barriers of the internet and provide us with an opportunity to speak face-to-face with our users and potential users.
Recently, we attended the National Family History Fair in Newcastle, UK and today's short video shows the buzz around the MyHeritage stall during the day. Enjoy.
Laurence Harris (UK Head of Genealogy) and I recently returned from The National Family History Fair in Newcastle, UK. The Fair was a chance for family history experts and amateur genealogists to meet, exchange ideas and discuss the latest developments in the field.
With over 650 people attending and 35 exhibitors including MyHeritage, Laurence and I were kept busy introducing MyHeritage products and speaking with potential new users throughout the day. It was particularly enjoyable to speak with users at the Fair who’d used our Smart Matching system to find new relatives around the world. We’ll soon be featuring some of these stories on our blog.
Running from 10 am until 4pm this Saturday, we intend to meet with as many people as possible and demonstrate a range of MyHeritage products. For those who are considering moving from a free MyHeritage.com family site to a Premium or PremiumPlus account, we will be offering 20% discount coupons throughout the day!
Laurence Harris, Head of MyHeritage Genealogy (UK) is giving one of three talks at the fair alongside celebrated genealogist Nick Barratt and Dr William Roulston, an expert in Irish Ancestry. Laurence’s talk is entitled ‘Collaborative Genealogy, Family Networks & Smart Research’ and promises to give an excellent overview of how genealogists can work collaboratively using computational techniques, worth watching if you want to revolutionise your research techniques - Laurence will be speaking at 2.45 pm.
The event promises to be very busy and will house over 40 exhibitors. The Venue (Tyne Suite, Newcastle Central Premier Inn) is in the City Centre and has excellent transport links, so there really is no excuse. See you there!