PBS’ “Genealogy Roadshow” is Seeking New Orleans Participants for Upcoming Episode

There seems to be a lot of genealogy television news today. The popular PBS series “Genealogy Roadshow” is seeking New Orleans-area residents who want to explore their family history on national TV. An episode of the series will shoot in the city in September, but participants are being recruited now. The New Orleans episode will air in 2015.

Part detective story, part emotional journey, Genealogy Roadshow combines history and science to uncover fascinating stories of diverse Americans. The producers are looking for New Orleans-area residents with an interesting story who want to explore their family’s history. Chosen stories will be researched by a team of local experts and will be linked to the larger community history, revealing the rich cultural tapestry of New Orleans, Louisiana, and America. Individuals with intriguing stories are encouraged to submit them online.

You can learn more or even sign up via online form at http://WYES.org/grshow.

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My great great grandfather was Capt. John Grant, of ships and railroads in the Mobile and St Tammany parish area. One of his boats lies buried in river beds of Madisonville area. Shipping ran NO to the NS. Grant’s Pass in Mobile was dredged and named for him.
His beautiful former home in St. Tammany is now owned by a ‘prominent family of NO. Direct descendants of Capt. Grant’s daughter who have knowledge and written/photographic history live in Slidell, Robert, Mandeville, New Orleans and Oklahoma City (Joullian tree). Our family would love to explore more of the St Tammany connection.


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