Genealogy Roadshow, part science, history and an emotional journey, is new to PBS channels this fall and premieres on Monday, Sept. 23, at 9p.m. on KSPS Spokane, with the first of four shows.
This season a new program with "Genealogy Roadshow" which will feature people from four American cities (Nashville, Austin, Detroit and San Francisco) who are excited to explore whether their genealogical claims passed down through family history are verifiable. On-air experts, Joshua Taylor and Kenyatta Berry, authors, lecturers and researchers will act as detectives and LA-area broadcaster Emmett Miller, will host the new show.
Ultimately each person's historical past may (or may not) link to an event or a historical figure, revealing the larger community history of America.
In Monday's premiere, Roadshow genealogists investigate cases of two people who claim to be descendants of Tennessee's legendary Davy Crockett, as well as another participant who believes she's a member of the infamous Hatfield clan. Another Nashville resident thinks her family history includes a former president, a famous singer and a notorious criminal.
The program, through the detective stories it reveals, promises to reveal a larger community history and the diverse cultural heritage of Americans through the lives of individuals.
Tune in this Monday, Sept. 23 at 9p.m. in Spokane.