Another New TV Genealogy Series Soon to Start; “Finding Your Roots” 10 Parts Hosted By Henry Louis Gates, Jr.On PBS Begins March 25, 2012

Hi Everyone!

Wow!  Genealogy TV shows are sure becoming the norm.

In addition to the beginning of the new season of shows of “Who Do You Think You Are?” on NBC, another new series hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. will start on PBS on March 25, 2012.  This will be a series of 10 episodes focusing on two individuals within each show.

You have another reason now to mark your calendars and set you DVR or VCR to catch this new series.

The promo from Dick Eastman’s blog indicates that two of the participants will be Kevin Bacon and his wife Kyra Sedgewick.  It is unclear to me as to whether the two participants in the episodes will always be the usual “hollywood” stars or will there ever be just the “normal” person like you or me that is highlighted.  If I were a betting person, I would probably bet on the “hollywood” connection of stars being highlighted.

Here is a direct link to the January 4, 2012 blog entry from Dick Eastman that provides a minimum amount of information  on this upcoming series:

New PBS Genealogy Series Starting March 25, 2012 Noted in January 4, 2012 Dick Eastman Blog

I am looking forward to a Spring full of new genealogy TV shows that can both entertain and teach me some new tricks on genealogy.

I even found a website for the series itself from the PBS website that you can take a look at for even more details of what will be going on with the series.  You can find this additional website at:

“Finding Your Roots” Website From PBS

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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