Wednesday, 27 January, 2016
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For the first time, Ireland Reaching Out will be participating in the world's largest family history show - Who Do You Think You Are? Live, in the NEC in Birmingham from April 7th to April 9th 2016.

Orwell Weir 1900-1930 courtesy NLI

Picture: Orwell Weir circa 1915 courtesy NLI

We are excited to meet as many Irish diaspora as possible at the world’s largest family history show - Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2016.  

This is the popular event's 10th anniversary and promises to be the biggest and best one yet. We are pleased to be there to help people of Irish heritage living abroad connect to their communities of origin in Ireland. So why not come along and talk to us there? You can find us at Stand 270 and we'll be available to help you in your Irish family history research and to offer practical solutions to connecting back with your family's place of origin in Ireland.  We are delighted at the opportunity to meet with our members face to face, so please come and say hello if you get the chance.

Scroll down to bottom of page for 40% OFF code.

About Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2016

Whether you’re a seasoned family historian looking to explore your Irish ancestry further, or just about to take your first steps to uncovering your family’s history, you’re sure to find all the expert advice, tips and guidance you need at the WDYTYA? Live show.  

Wdytya? Show floor

This year will include everything from specialist exhibitors, workshops and experts from the biggest names in the business to the Heirloom detectives, museums and access to billions of FREE records. There is also of course the chance to be entertained and inspired by previous celebrities from the popular TV series Who Do You Think You Are? The show is a great family day out and has activities suited to all the family including treasure hunts for children, a replica Spitfire plane from WW2 with ground crew and props and a specialist military area to commemorate our ancestors involved in conflict. What’s more children under 16 go FREE! 

Wdytya? Show highlightsThe show will be returning to the NEC in Birmingham from Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th April 2016. Getting to the NEC couldn’t be easier with rail access to all major UK stations only a few steps away from the hall and hundreds of dedicated parking spaces. More information about the show and can be found at


Ticket offer for all Ireland Reaching Out members

As Ireland Reaching Out will be attending the show and would love to see you there we can offer you a fantastic ticket offer for 2 tickets for only £26! Which is a 40% saving! To book tickets and to make the most of this fantastic offer please click on the link below or call + UK 0844 873 7330 and quote code EX16. Workshops can then be added to this order without paying another transaction fee, we recommend booking workshop tickets in advance as these will all be charged at £3 on the day (£2 in advance).