Genealogy Roadshow

roadshowAre you missing “Who Do You Think You Are?” There is another genealogy TV showing coming soon. “Genealogy Roadshow” starts on most PBS channels on September 23. Each episode will combine history and science to uncover the fascinating stories of diverse Americans. Beth Hoppe from PBS says that “with a diverse mix of stories in each episode, “Genealogy Roadshow” appeals to Americans interested in learning about their family histories. It also shows that no matter one’s heritage and background, everyone has a place in history.” These are stories of average Americans (not celebrities) 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.

There are only 4 episodes being presented, each from a different city (Nashville, Austin, Detroit and San Francisco). One of the experts helping people to investigate their family is Josh Taylor who seems to be everywhere of late. Josh is a major genealogy lecturer and researcher and was formerly seen on “Who Do You Think You Are?.” Kenyatta Berry is the other expert. She is currently is the President of the Association of Professional Genealogists .

Genealogy Roadshow” airs in Rochester and on most PBS stations at 9 p.m. Outside of Rochester, check local listings as some PBS stations may put the series on at another time.