“Genealogy Roadshow” Premieres Tonight


There has been a proliferation of genealogy television shows lately. From Ancestors in the Attack to Who Do You Think You Are (produced separately in America, Canada, and England), there are lots of options for armchair genealogists. Tonight a new title is being added to the selection. The producers of the very popular Antiques Roadshow have created Genealogy Roadshow. Just as you’d expect, they travel around the country to provide access to history experts, only instead of appraising antique tea cups, they’re uncovering the truth behind people’s family history. Tonight’s episode comes from San Francisco, a city with a fascinating history including bootlegging, gangster, and the Gold Rush.

For those of us in Toronto, tune in at 9:00 on PBS Buffalo (WNED). You can see trailers for the show here. I’ll post my thought’s on tonight’s episode tomorrow.