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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2012

Royal Commission senior investigator, Richard Suggett, advising on old family photographs
Last weekend Royal Commission staff visited the Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2012 show in Olympia, London. Over the three-day show, nearly 12,000 people visited the huge array of exhibition stands and talks, forming the world’s largest family history show, as they sought to uncover more about their ancestors. Many people visited the Royal Commission stand with a variety of enquiries -some bought old family photographs and one enquirer even brought an early-nineteenth-century (1815) ship’s log-book of a packet-boat, the Packet Wherry, captained by his ancestor Owen Hughes. The Anglesey Packet boat conveyed Post Office mail to and from Ireland and elsewhere. It frequently passed the famous Skerries Lighthouse  (NPRN 41287) which is described in the Royal Commission’s book on lighthouses. Many visitors to the stall took the opportunity to join the Friends of the Royal Commission and purchase books with their 10% discount.

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