"The Genealogy Roadshow" is the new series for Irish television network RTÉ, which has been described as a cross between the hit programs "Antiques Roadshow" and "Who Do You Think You Are?" Unlike the earlier programs that featured family histories of celebrities, "The Genealogy Roadshow" focuses on the stories of every-day families.
Among those featured in the first episode is a lady whose relative boarded the HMS Titanic at Cobh on its maiden voyage, and a man searching for his connection to a heroic fighter in the siege of Kilmallock, in county Limerick, during the 1867 Fenian Rising. It also features a Clare man who discovers how his great uncle managed to survive the most brutal battles of the First World War, only to die in the final German Offensive.
Host Derek Mooney is joined by the show’s genealogy experts, including Nicola Morris, a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland, Turtle Bunbury, and John Grenham, who has been mentioned frequently in past issues of this newsletter (see http://goo.gl/vfNu7).
The first episode of "The Genealogy Roadshow" will be broadcast this Sunday, on August 21 at 6.30pm on RTÉ 1. Here's the schedule of episodes:
Sunday 21 August - Adare Manor - RTE 1 - 6.30PM
Sunday 28 August - Glenlo Abbey - RTE 1- 6.30PM
Sunday 4 September - Carton House - RTE 1 - 6.30PM
Sunday 11 September - Slane Castle - RTE 1 - 6.30PM
More information about "The Genealogy Roadshow" may be found at http://www.rte.ie/tv/genealogyroadshow/.
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