Genealogy Roadshow coming to PBS this fall

genealogyroadshowlogoI know I’m not the only one excited to watch Genealogy Roadshow on PBS this fall. The network just announced the on-air talent for the show, which includes Los Angeles-based broadcaster Emmett Miller as host, along with genealogy experts Joshua Taylor and Kenyatta Berry.

The show will shoot in four cities: Austin, Nashville, Detroit and San Francisco, each episode shot in a historical location. Participants in the show will “explore unverified genealogical claims, passed down through their family history, which may (or may not) connect them to an event of historical figure,” according to the PBS website page linked above. Does it make me a true genealogy nerd that I think that sounds like a fun and fascinating idea for a show?

The show will air Monday nights on PBS September 23 through October 14, 2013.


  1. Sooo excited!

  2. BJ Johnson says:

    I am so excited to see this series…just by chance do you know when it will be in Austin? thank you for your assistance….

    • B.J., according to the linked story, the shooting started in Austin the week of June 21 and moved on to Nashville today, the 29th. Perhaps the first show to shoot will be the first to air, which would mean the Austin show would air on September 23.

      Looks like you just missed seeing them while they shot at the Driskill Hotel in Austin!

  3. I loved the show! Wonder when they will be airing more?

    • Candy, the first season was just four episodes long. But they’re searching for participants for a second season, so it seems promising that there will be more. If you’re interested in perhaps exploring one of your own family history legends, here’s the website to apply to be on:

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