Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Who Do You Think You Are Live Glasgow cuts date

Who Do You Think You Are Live (www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.com) has just made the shock announcement that it is cutting one of its 3 dates in Glasgow, Sunday 31st August. The show will now run on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th only. On Twitter it has stated that those who have prepaid for tickets for the Sunday should get in touch with the organisers.

Words fail me.

UPDATE: Very angry reactions from vendors so far, with some travelling from Northern Ireland, others having prepaid accommodation, etc. In response, WDYTYA Live has tweeted "We are personally contacting all exhibitors today and ensuring we're doing the best for everyone."

The world's largest family history show just got a lot smaller.

UPDATE: This is getting a bit appalling now. I've just been told that Immediate is emailing vendors to tell them that ticket holders for the Sunday event will now be given a Friday and Saturday pass instead, and as such, the event is not expecting to lose out on visitor numbers - and as a consequence it will not be reimbursing stand costs. So in essence, vendors are now paying three days fees for two days' service. Shocking treatment of vendors and exhibitors.


Now available for UK research is the new second edition of the best selling Tracing Your Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians, whilst my new book British and Irish Newspapers is also now out. And please consider purchasing the great new version of Caledonia by The Libations at 79p via www.caledonia2014.com - all profits go to help fund Scottish foodbanks


  1. Interesting - await SoG contact for change of date travel back refund etc - which will now cost more than the original return

  2. Bang go my plans to travel on Saturday so I could spend all day at the show on Sunday.

    Do I bother with trying to get to an afternoon on Saturday?

    Is this the pre-birth death knell of WDYTYA anywhere but in the South-East?

  3. I am traveling from California for the event. So I will have to do with the 2 days,
    and spend Sunday looking around Glasgow. Have a non refundable hotel as well.
    Not enough people on Sunday?????or what.

    Hope I get my refund I paid for Ancestry VIP access and 4 addl event also.