Sunday, January 11, 2015

Genealogy Road Show, Season Two, Begins Tuesday

If you enjoyed the first season of Genealogy Road Show on PBS, you will want to get ready for season two, which begins this Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. (Central Time; check your local listings for day/time/PBS station).

In addition to the fun of watching professionals Kenyatta Berry, Josh Taylor, and Mary Tedesco work on challenging puzzles, this six-part season features St. Louis in two episodes. (New Orleans and Philadelphia were the other two cities where the Road Show set up shop.)

According to the show's executive producer, more than 7,000 people applied to be on the show. In St. Louis, the producers chose twelve people for the major stories and twelve with smaller mysteries. Many local genealogists spent part of a weekend meeting the crew and watching the action at St. Louis Public Library and Union Station last August, when the filming was in progress.

Look for St. Louis stories to be featured on the 20 January and 10 February episodes. All of the episodes will air locally on Channel 9, PBS, at 7:00 p.m. and be repeated on Thursdays at 1:00 a.m. (Usually they are also placed online, so if you miss an episode, check out http://www.pbs.org/genealogy-roadshow/home/.)

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