A new genealogy program will be on PBS starting in September. Genealogy Roadshow will visit 4 cities to film stories that are described as part detective story and part emotional journey. Each episode will feature multiple stories including connections to figures in American history, debunked histories, and some emotional stories. Filming just began last week but research has been on going for some time.
The host of the show will be Emmett Miller who introduces both the show and each segment. He also interacts with participants throughout their genealogical journey. Genealogical researchers for the show will be Joshua Taylor and Kenyatta Berry. Josh is a major genealogy lecturer and researcher and was formerly seen on Who Do You Think You Are?. Kenyatta currently is the President of the Association of Professional Genealogists and lectures on many subjects. The experts will use heirlooms, letters, pictures, historical documents and other clues to hunt family details.
Genealogy Roadshow will on air for only 5 episodes beginning on Monday, September 23 to October 14. It will be on 9:00-10:00 p.m. (eastern time) on most PBS stations. A few PBS stations may choose to air it on other times and dates. Check your local listing the week before the first episode.