Just reposting some of the info that I sent a few weeks back. Just
to let you know that there is still some accommodation available for the
2nd week from July 12-19th. The first week is fully booked. Please
let us know ASAP if you may be interested in attending any part of our
event or if you would like additional info. You do not have to take
part in any of our program, maybe you would just like to book a room for
the 90 UK pounds and do your own thing, visit, sightseeing, etc. You
cannot get a better bargain for accommodation.
For more info, please check out the website:
Follow the links to the 2008 Get Together.
A lot of you have probably heard about the event that we have held every 2 years
in York since 2000. This year it is named Yorksgen 2008 and it is from Saturday July 5 to
Saturday July 19th. We have room on the 2nd week from July 12-19th. It is a chance for
people from all over the world who have an interest in researching their family tree to
visit the land where their ancestors came from. We have people coming from Australia, New
Zealand, Portugal, Germany, Canada, USA, Scotland and England. This is not part of a
commercial event, its just some ordinary people trying to put this together and not for a
We stay in student houses near York University. A short bus ride into York. Within
walking distance to Borthwick where a lot of the records are held. Each house has 10
single bedrooms, each with bed, wardrobe, desk, sink. Shared facilities include a large
well equipped kitchen where we often get together for a lot of fun times. Coin laundry
within a couple minutes walk. Store nearby. Charles X11 Pub nearby which is a great spot
to get together for a meal, a drink, and social gathering.
There is no set program that anyone has to follow. Use the facilities to sleep and do
your own thing. Go to the different Archives within Yorkshire. There is a program that
has been set but it is up to each individual if they want to participate in any, part, or
all of it. The program includes talks, walks, trips and tours and is again based on the
cost. Take a look at www.yorksgen.com
and follow the links for this event.
Don't worry if you are solo as many of the attendees are solo. Don't worry
about your age. My mother-in-law Dorothy is coming for the 5th time and she is 83 years
old. Don't worry if you don't know anyone. There are lots of new people that
come each time and everyone is made to feel welcome and does feel welcome. The cost for
accommodation is 90 pounds per week, a price you cannot beat.
If you have an interest or would like more information about this event, please contact