“Genealogy Roadshow” Coming to PBS This Fall

“Genealogy Roadshow” Coming to PBS This Fall

Another genealogy TV series is coming to PBS. And this one might satisfy those of you looking for prime time stories about the ancestors of ordinary Americans (as opposed to the public figures whose family trees have been fodder for "Who Do You Think You Are?" and "Finding...

Another genealogy TV series is coming to PBS. And this one might satisfy those of you looking for prime time stories about the ancestors of ordinary Americans (as opposed to the public figures whose family trees have been fodder for “Who Do You Think You Are?” and “Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr.”).

Genealogy Roadshow, premeiring nationally this fall, according to an announcement from PBS and Nashville Public Television, will ” combine history and science to uncover fascinating stories of diverse Americans.”

“After participants are chosen, genealogy, history and DNA experts will use family heirlooms, letters, pictures, historical documents and other clues to hunt down more information. These experts will enlist the help of local historians to add color and context to the investigations, ensuring every artifact and every name becomes a clue in solving the mystery.”

The first season will feature participants from four cities: Nashville, Tenn.; Austin, Texas; San Francisco; and Detroit.

If you’re in Nashville, you can go here to apply to have your genealogy featured on the show.

Genealogy Roadshow is being produced by Krasnow Productions, and is based on a same-name show in Ireland produced by Big Mountain Productions.

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  1. Maureen Shannon-Jefferson

    How come "nobody", "no TV", etc. investigates the poor Irish who died building this country?
    I’m tired of belonging to societies, listening to programs, reading about, etc. families that anyone can research on their own and/or afford to pay to have research performed?
    Maybe it would be actual, real live "research"?
    Great Grandma Moe