Good news for fans of genealogy video site Roots Television: After being flooded with e-mails and tweets in response to her announcement of the sites shutdown, Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak will keep Roots Television going.
“I honestly had no clue how valued it was by the genealogical community, and I agree with the many of you who pointed out that it serves a somewhat different purpose than the prime time programming that’s on TV at present,” she says in an e-mailed message to the sites newsletter subscribers.
Roots Television videos will soon feature commercials to help defray hosting and streaming expenses. “Unfortunately, I don’t have the resources to customize [the commercials], but I’ll experiment with ways to make them as painless as possible,” Smolenyak says.
Shes also seeking advertising for the site. Smolenyak reported that at least 20 organizations or individuals expressed interest in adopting the site.