An e-mail to Roots Television mailing list subscribers from Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak, who launched the site along with media producer Marcy Brown in September 2006, said other outlets are now helping to fill the genealogy channel void.
Genealogy is finally going mainstream. Some of you are probably already watching ‘Faces of America‘ on PBS and ‘The Generations Project‘ on BYU, Smolenyak writes. And many, I’m sure, have heard of the imminent launch on NBC of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?‘ (a series I’m proud to be affiliated with, and for which, I wrote the companion book). The non-genealogical world is finally waking up to the long overlooked potential of what we roots-sleuths do on a daily basis.
The message linked to an online article about genealogy popping up in mainstream media such as “The Simpsons,” “Faces of America” and Who Do You Think You Are?
I hope that you have enjoyed the hundreds of high quality videos that RootsTelevision.com has produced or selected. From the viewing numbers and kind comments, I know that many of you have. It’s been a privilege to give the genealogical community this resource, but this seems the appropriate time to move on, Smolenyak writes.
The message ended with a note that anyone interested in acquiring the site should contact Smolenyak immediately.