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Who Do You Think You Are? Live

On 24-26 February we will be attending Who Do You Think You Are? Live at London Olympia. This is the largest family history show in the world and is a great opportunity to meet lots of family history organisations under one roof.

BPMA at Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2011

BPMA at Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2011

This will be the sixth year that the BPMA has attended this event and we have always enjoyed meeting new people and telling them about our family history sources. Last year we had over 550 people visit our stand over the weekend and this year we would love to meet even more.

BPMA resources at Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2011

BPMA resources at Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2011

As well as having our usual stand in the Society of Genealogists section of the show (tables 116-117), we will also be participating in the new ‘Our Working Past’ area. This area examines the working lives of people in the past. We will have historic uniforms, photographs of postal workers on duty, and staff magazines available for handling and consultation. The staff magazines, in particular, provide a fascinating insight into life in the Post Office and include accounts of social events, stories and jokes.

We look forward to seeing you there!

– Helen Dafter, Archivist

See the Family History Research section of our website to find out how we can help you search for your postal ancestors.

Are we your Archive of the Year?

Here at the BPMA we are constantly striving to improve our services to our customers. We like to think we already do pretty well and the feedback you give us supports this. In the 2011 Public Services Quality Group Survey of Visitors to British Archives, 65% of our visitors rated our overall service provision as ‘very good’. This is backed up in our ongoing feedback, over the last quarter 100% of users have rated our services ‘very good’ or ‘good’.

BPMA Archive Search Room

BPMA Archive Search Room

It seems that our users are generally happy with the service we provide, and are good at telling us how pleased they are. Now we want you to tell other people how happy you are with the service we provide. We are participating in the Archive of the Year awards run by ‘Your Family History’ and we need as many of our users as possible to nominate us for the award. Nominations can be made at www.your-familyhistory.com, full details of the award are also available there. Nominations are open until December 2011 and the award will be made at Who Do You Think You Are Live in February 2012 (which we will be attending).

We would like to thank all our users in advance for their support. Equally if there is anything you think we could do better please let us know via info@postalheritage.org.uk.

The BPMA at Who Do You Think You Are? Live

The BPMA will be attending Who Do You Think You Are? Live again this year. The show is Europe’s most comprehensive family history event.

The event will take place from 25th-27th February at Olympia, London. The BPMA can be found in the Society of Genealogists section of the show, on stands 111 and 112.

Last year's BPMA stall at Who Do You Think You Are? Live.

Last year's BPMA stall at Who Do You Think You Are? Live.

If you visit our stall you’ll be able to discuss our family history resources with staff, or find out more about the BPMA in general. We will also have a small selection of shop products available for purchase.

Last year we spoke to over 500 visitors over the weekend. Hopefully we will be speaking to you this year.

Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2010

Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2010

For more information about the show visit www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.co.uk.

A special ticket offer of two tickets for £25 is available from www2.seetickets.com/whodoyouthinkyouare/ or by phoning 0844 873 7330. Quote the discount code EX2425 when booking. A £2 transaction fee applies. Offer ends 19th Feb 2011.

Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE 2010

Who Do You Think You Are? Live

Who Do You Think You Are? Live

Just like last year, The British Postal Museum & Archive will have a stand at Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE 2010, the country’s biggest and most comprehensive family history event, taking place on 26 – 28 February 2010 at Olympia in London.

Family History records at the BPMA

The British Postal Museum & Archive is the best place to find out more information on postal ancestors. Royal Mail Group is still one of the largest employers in the country, and with over 370 years of history it has had an impact on countless lives.

Pensions and gratuities records

Pensions and gratuities records

The BPMA holds a wealth of material useful to family historians researching postal ancestors, such as Appointment records; Staff Establishment Books and Pensions & Gratuities.

The Pensions and Gratuities records tend to be the main source of information for family historians. They include information such as name, rank, date of birth, years of service, positions held, and amount of pension/gratuity awarded.

BPMA at WDYTYA Live

At the BPMA stand this year you will be able to get information and put questions to our knowledgeable staff that will be manning the stand throughout the weekend.

WDYTYA Live 2010

The crowds at Who Do You Think You Are? Live

The crowds at Who Do You Think You Are? Live

WDYTYA Live is the country’s biggest family history event, sponsored by Ancestry.co.uk and powered by Times Archive, and featuring a host of exhibitors covering everything from recording and documenting your research to maps and photo preservation. There will also be opportunities to get one-to-one guidance from specialists in Ask the Experts.

Kate Humble and Esther Rantzen will be 2 of the celebrities taking to the stage to bring the TV show to life with an exclusive peek behind the scenes.  New for 2010, there is also the brand new Truprint Photography Gallery, where you will be able to have your photos dated, identified, digitised or restored.

We hope to see you there!

2 FOR 1 TICKET OFFER!

We’re giving you the chance to buy two adult tickets for £22 – that’s a saving of £22*! To claim this special offer and get your tickets to the country’s biggest and most comprehensive family history event, simply call the ticket hotline on 0871 230 5596 or visit www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.co.uk and quote EX241

*£2 transaction fee applies. 2 for 1 offer ends 19th February 2010. On-door standard entry tickets priced at £22 each. Workshop tickets available free on-site, or in advance at a cost of £2. This is not a BBC event.