Family Tree Live

Family Tree Live – Covid-19 cancellation announcement

It is with great regret that we announce the cancellation of Family Tree Live. The show was due to have been held on 17 & 18 April 2020 at Alexandra Palace. 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.


If you have any queries regarding Family Tree Live please contact

Show organizer – Kathy McKenna 0777 172 5454

Family Tree Associate Publisher – Matthew Hill 07960 201502

Or Family Tree Editor – Helen Tovey 07841 033833


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We are delighted to announce a brand new family history show – Family Tree Live – two days of lectures, workshops, displays and stands – suitable for all levels of family history experience – family history fun for ALL!

With so many great reasons to visit the show, we are confident that we will receive large visitor numbers over the two days, from beginners to experienced family
historians. We have a detailed plan in place to market Family Tree Live through multiple channels and affiliates.
We want you there and we can offer a range of exciting and competitive packages providing everything from exhibition space to cross-media marketing opportunities and sponsorship deals.
Family Tree Live will be a wonderful opportunity to connect with your customers, present and sell your latest products, and share your passion for family history.

Visitors will enjoy lectures, get hands-on experience in our practical workshops, browse the displays, visit the DNA hub and advice stations, and shop for those genealogy essentials – all under one roof.
The aim of Family Tree Live is to provide a really informative, exciting ‘family history experience’ – one that’s suitable for everyone, adults and children, those new to the idea of doing some family history and also those who are long-time experienced researchers.

Family Tree Live will be held in London’s iconic Alexandra Palace. The historic venue, which is in a ‘no congestion charge’ zone, is easily accessible from the A1, M25 and A406 and offers many benefits, such as secure exhibitor parking and free parking for visitors.
Alexandra Palace is easy to get to for visitors in the city and those coming from around the rest of the UK and abroad, with close-by public transport links.


Family Tree Live is brought to you by Family Tree Magazine in partnership with the Federation of Family History Societies and will provide visitors with a vast range of learning opportunities under one roof.
Warners Group Publications has over 29 years’ experience in organising market leading events at both indoor and outdoor venues. In addition to Family Tree magazine, the company produce over 30 consumer and b2b titles, as well as corresponding websites.
We have forged a great partnership with Alexandra Palace through the many successful Warners events that have been held there over twenty years. We are looking forward to fusing our passion for family history and our expertise in exhibition planning to bring you a major family history show for the UK.