Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Family Tree Live 2020 announced

From Family Tree magazine (


As we motor towards a brand new decade the next must-stop for family history enthusiasts is Family Tree Live 2020 at historic Alexandra Palace!

This unique show returns to Ally Pally for its second year on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 April 2020 and promises two more family history-packed days of learning and fun. It is organised by UK family history magazine Family Tree (currently celebrating its 35th anniversary), in partnership with the Family History Federation, and is sponsored by family history giants FamilySearch and DNA experts FamilyTreeDNA.

Genealogy-seekers will be able to explore exhibition stands in the Great Hall and get one-to-one advice in the Ask the Experts area, run by professionals from the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives (AGRA).

The lively lecture streams will provide a family history feast for genealogy fans hungry for knowledge and there will also be eight streams of workshops running simultaneously. These small interactive groups were a huge hit last year so the number of these have been increased – but seats will go quickly, so keen learners should book tickets as soon as they can!

The popular DNA Hub, sponsored by FamilyTreeDNA, is returning with a dedicated programme of DNA lectures and workshops, to help you make the most of your DNA tests, and learn more about this exciting and evolving area of genealogy.

The 2020 show will mark major anniversaries including the 75th anniversary of VE Day and 400 years since the sailing of the Mayflower from England to the New World. Visitors will be able to learn about their Second World War or Mayflower ancestors, enjoy living history entertainment and relax on the Village Green when it’s time to take a break from indulging in their family history passions. The green is also a great spot to meet friends and share the wonderful family history finds made at the show, plus there will be a discovery zone and vintage games to play for younger members of the family.

Alexandra Palace is in a beautiful location with panoramic views over London, with excellent road and rail links, plentiful free parking and free shuttle buses from Alexandra Palace and Wood Green stations throughout the two days.

Family Tree Editor Helen Tovey said: ‘Family Tree Live 2020 is going to be another wonderful event for family history fans whatever stage of research you are at. With plenty of entertainment to keep your young genealogists enthralled too, why not bring the whole family? Hop aboard the Family Tree Live bus for an unforgettable experience in this special anniversary year marking 75 years since the end of the Second World War.’

Day tickets include lectures and workshops (bookable online) and expert one-to-one sessions and start from only £13 (under-16s free, concs available). Visit to find out more and buy tickets.

(With thanks to Karen Clare)


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