Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Genealogy Shows

I hope you watched the first episode of Who Do Your Think You Are? last night on The Learning Channel. It featured Kelly Clarkson. Seven episodes will follow this summer. If you can’t get The Learning Channel or missed this episode for other reasons, you soon should be able to view it online. However, last night's episode does not seem to be working correctly yet. It was just loaded and only plays for a minute or two. I don't know if the site is overloaded or there is some other problem. In the meantime you can enter the sweepstakes to win a Trip to the answering a question based on that first episode. If you saw it what do you think about that episode?

Next week Christina Applegate will be the featured celebrity. 

Soon after WDYTYA completes its eight week run in September, genealogy junkies will be treated to the latest import from Europe -- this time from Ireland. Genealogy Roadshow will kick off a four week run on Public Television on September 23rd at 9:00 PM (8:00 Central). While WDYTYA traces its pedigree back to England and BBC, Genealogy Roadshow is patterned after the RTE show now beginning its second season which features the genealogical quests of ordinary people. 

Henry Lewis Gates is working on a new series as well; but I have yet to see a release schedule for it. Hopefully we will get to watch it in 2014.

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