As mentioned many times in this newsletter, the hit BBC television show Who Do You Think You Are? is coming to America. Based on the British show but with all-new episodes featuring well-known American personalities, the genealogy television show will launch on NBC on March 5 at 8 PM Eastern/7 PM Central time. Check your local listings for details.
Ancestry.com will be a major sponsor of the program. The company has now launched new web pages showing simple ideas and tools that everyone can use to help get the word out about this new television show: downloadable flyers, an email to easily forward to friends, even wallpaper for your computer.
Here are some quick ideas from the new web pages to let your friends and family know about the show:
Share the Who Do You Think You Are? trailer. Consider posting a link to one of the Who Do You Think You Are? trailers on your Facebook page, Twitter account, or personal website. Email the trailer to your friends, family and co-workers – in fact the pass-along email mentioned above includes a video with the trailer and Lisa Kudrow talking about what prompted her to produce the series.
Host a Who Do You Think You Are? premiere party on Friday, March 5th, 2010. Invite family, friends, members of your genealogy society, and anyone else to enjoy the show at your home or even the headquarters of your local genealogy society.
The new web pages may be found at http://www.ancestry.com/spreadtheword.