Family Tree Live cancelled due to coronavirus

By Rosemary Collins, 18 March 2020 - 5:02pm

The show, due to take place in April, was cancelled in order to help contain the pandemic

Family Tree Live

Family Tree Live 2020 has been cancelled as part of effort to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

The popular family history show was due to run on 17 and 18 April in London’s Alexandra Palace after a successful opening last year.

Matthew Hill, associate publisher of Family Tree magazine, which organised the event, said: “Due to the current health implications concerning the Covid-19 pandemic, we have no choice but to put the well being of all concerned first, and cancel our two-day family history show.

“We would like to thank sincerely the many people and organisations who have put considerable time and effort into organising the event and apologise for this disappointing but unavoidable news.

“Notably we would like to thank our show partner, the Family History Federation, our show sponsors, FamilySearch and FamilyTreeDNA, our one-to-one expert advisors the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives, our lecturers and workshop tutors, our much-appreciated volunteers, our trade exhibitors and our supporting family history societies, and of course those who have bought tickets to attend the show.

“We have explored potential dates later this year for a show but none are currently viable in the uncertain climate we are all facing at the moment.

“We will be contacting all those mentioned above with further details regarding the cancellation as respects refunds or alternative options.

“Family Tree does certainly look forward to organizing further family history events in the future and we would be delighted to welcome you to them in healthier times to come. In the meantime, keep safe.”

The news follows cancellations of most family history events planned in the coming months, including RootsTech London 2020, which was due to take place in November.

 

 

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