Come and join MyHeritage at “Who Do You Think You Are? Live,” at London's Olympia, booth 842, from February 22-24.
We'll soon be sharing some of the exciting activities we've planned for the event. Now, however, we have free tickets for five lucky readers to attend the family history fair.
All you have to do is answer this question:
What’s the name of MyHeritage’s family history search engine, that lets you browse billions of historical documents and millions of newspaper articles?
For your chance to win, e-mail your answer - by Friday, February 8 - to firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners will be chosen at random and notified by email.
Nick Barratt - author, broadcaster, historian and genealogist - is best known for his work on the "Who Do You Think You Are?" series. Renowned throughout the genealogy industry, Nick is always looking for new ways to engage the community and his new Show provides free and open advice, interviews and interesting news stories.
The first two episodes of the Show are available free of charge at www.familyhistoryshow.net where you will see Nick discuss - with Laura Berry, editor at Your Family History Magazine - the latest happenings in the UK genealogy community, including record releases, helpful genealogy courses, new online resources and more.
The popular BBC1 programme focused on Rowling's interesting family history.
It followed her late mother’s French roots, starting with her maternal great-grandfather, Louis Volant. Rowling’s family had been convinced that Louis received the prestigious Légion d'honneur for bravery during World War I. Rowling also received that award for her contribution to literature for the popular Harry Potter series.
The family tale was proved wrong as the award-winning Louis Volant was an unrelated man with the same name as her great-grandfather. However, her great-grandfather was in fact similar to Rowling.