Genealogy in the Media

Written on June 24, 2016   By   in Uncategorized

How does genealogy tie in with learning about your family history?  It is learning about the people within family units, and observing as well as tracing families’ histories and lineages.  And everyday, it seems like more and more individuals take an interest in where someone’s ancestors stories could have been.  What kind of things did your great relatives experience before modern medicine?  What kind of things would your great great grandmother have shared with you if she was given the chance?

But even those who do not have a personal reason to study genealogy can find it fascinating none the less.  Recently, there have even been more beginner-friendly television programs about lineage tracing in America and many other countries.  One example of a series is the British-based TV show “Who Do You Think You Are?”.  The “You” in the title though, does not refer to the viewer.  In each episode, a famous celebrity (generally an actor, director, artist, or some kind of creator) is whisked off on an adventure of emotions to find their family trees.  While the series has relatively short seasons, the program started all the way back in 2010.  And don’t worry, we won’t spoil any of the episodes for you.

If you don’t have a subscription to TLC, no worries!  PBS also has a show titled “Genealogy Roadshow“– check it out here.  And remember in order to support public broadcasting when you can.

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