Another genealogy TV show is coming to the U.S. on Monday. Genealogy Roadshow starts on most PBS channels on September 23. Part detective story, part emotional journey, Genealogy Roadshow will combine history and science to uncover the stories of diverse Americans. Each individual’s past will link to a larger community history, revealing the rich cultural tapestry of America.
Genealogy Roadshow’s premiere season will feature participants from four American cities who want to explore unverified genealogical claims, passed down through family history, that may (or may not) connect them to an event or a historical figure. The program will feature genealogical authors, lecturers and researchers Joshua Taylor and Kenyatta Berry as the show’s on-air experts. Los Angeles-area broadcaster Emmett Miller has been named as the host of the series.
Genealogy Roadshow is structurally similar to Antiques Roadshow and is modeled after an Irish TV program of the same name which is in its second season in Ireland on RTE Television.
The first season of this program will only be four episodes, each from a different city (Nashville, Austin, Detroit and San Francisco).
The Genealogy Roadshow on PBS will be broadcast September 23 through October 14, 2013. Check your local listings for the time and channel near you. My DVR is already programmed to record it.
NOTE: PBS usually does not provide copies of its programs on the Internet for delayed viewing.