We’ll Take the National Archives for $200, Alex

By Diane Haddad

We’re feeling very prescient right now.

A December 2005 Family Tree Magazine article on the National Archives’ regional research facilities spoofed Utahn Ken Jennings’ smarty-pants appearances on the game show “Jeopardy!”

The article, written by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack and James W. Warren, featured a spot-on caricature of “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek by illustrator Thomas Fluharty:

Lo and behold if Alex himself didn’t have a National Archives category on the show last week. Here’s the rapid-fire question-and-answer … er, answer-and-question video, courtesy of the National Archives YouTube channel. See how many you can get right!