“Genealogy Roadshow” Reveals Past, Present and Future on NET Television

News Release Date: 
September 11, 2013

For Immediate Release

“Genealogy Roadshow” Reveals Past, Present and Future on NET Television

LINCOLN, Neb. (Sept. 11, 2013) – Part detective story, part emotional journey, the new PBS program “Genealogy Roadshow” will combine history and science to uncover the fascinating stories of diverse Americans. “Genealogy Roadshow” will air on four consecutive Mondays beginning Sept. 23, at 8 p.m. CT on NET1/HD, and continuing through Oct. 14.

“Genealogy Roadshow” appeals to people interested in learning about family histories -- using history and science to uncover their fascinating stories. Each of the programs link an individual’s past to a larger community history, revealing the rich cultural tapestry of America. They feature participants from four American cities who want to explore a genealogical mystery. The cities are Nashville, Tenn.; Austin, Tex.; Detroit, Mich.; and San Francisco, Calif.; and each waschosen as American crossroads of culture, diversity, industry and history, with deep pools of potential participants and stories. 

Each episode features an exploration of one participant’s genealogical claims, passed down through family history, that may (or may not) connect them to an event or a historical figure. Experts in genealogy, history and DNA will use family heirlooms, letters, pictures, historical documents and other clues to hunt down more information. These experts will enlist the help of local historians to add color and context to the investigations, ensuring every artifact and every name becomes a clue in solving the mystery.

“Genealogy Roadshow” will unearth family and community secrets, reveal notable relatives and discover unexpected stories that connect the past to the present. Many answers will be revealed on camera before a local audience, in a historic building relevant to the cities’ -- and the participants’ -- histories.

NET1/HD is part of NET Television. NET Television is a service of NET. For more information about NET programming, visit netNebraska.org and click on television.


Release written by: Kim Rogers, 402-472-9333, ext. 512, or e-mail krogers@netNebraska.org

NET Television:

NET1is Nebraska's first public television broadcast service and includes PBS and award-winning, locally produced public television programming. NET2 World offers live coverage of the Nebraska Unicameral, and other news and public affairs programming; NET3 Create is a 24-hour channel featuring the most popular how-to, travel and lifestyle series; and NET-HD presents high-definition digital broadcast programming displayed in a wide-screen format.