The WEA was part of the 2012 Who Do You Think You Are? Live show, which attracted almost 13,000 visitors from across the country. It gave visitors the opportunity to find out how they could research their family relatives and also share their family history findings. The event took place from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th February at the Olympia London. The three-day event was filled with workshops, activities and exhibitor stands, from course providers, local family history groups, and specialist research services.
Hundreds of people visited the WEA stand, where some of our tutors and volunteers were at hand to talk to people about the WEA’s work and our courses in their local areas. The WEA is one of the largest providers of History courses in the adult and community learning sector in England (as shown by reports from 2010-11).
The family history show at the Olympia, takes place every year, organised by the Society of Genealogists and provides expert advice on researching your family tree; displays historical collections and archive materials from different sources; provides the opportunity to find out what relevant family history courses, activities, and services are available from a wide variety of organisations.