Actor, author and historian Sir Tony Robinson is coming to Truro for an exclusive family history event.
Hosted by Ancestry.co.uk and in association with the Cornwall Record Office, the former Blackadder star and Time Team host will be the Old County Hall site in Truro from 6:45pm – 9:30pm on Thursday October 31.
The evening will feature talks from Cornwall Council leader councillor John Pollard and Ancestry.co.uk spokesperson Miriam Silverman before culminating in a speech from Britain’s most beloved historian, Sir Tony Robinson.
Sir Tony will give an insight into how Ancestry.co.uk can help you discover your family history, and also discuss the rich history of the local area, before taking questions from the floor. Guests will then have an opportunity to meet Sir Tony at the end of the evening.
Miriam Silverman, family history expert from Ancestry.co.uk comments: “Cornwall’s rich cultural heritage makes it the perfect setting for this event. Not only will people have the opportunity to meet Sir Tony but they’ll get to find out more about how best to uncover their own family history in the local area.”
In addition, there will be an opportunity for guests to tour the historical strong rooms located at Cornwall Record Office and find out more about the plans for the Kresen Kernow, a new archive centre that will combine Cornwall Record Office, the Cornish Studies Library and the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Historic Environment Record.
Planned to open in 2017, Kresen Kernow will comprise the largest body of material for the study of Cornish history, culture and identity in the world and will feature bespoke digitisation facilities perfect for family history lovers.
For more information and to register to attend, go to http://blogs.ancestry.com/uk/
Guest list spaces at the event are limited and successful applicants will be selected on a ballot basis and notified by email.