TV/Online Programs of Genealogical Interest

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:57 pm
Where have you found TV/Online Programs dealing with genealogy lately? Are there any good ones upcoming?

I am aware that in Britain, the U.S., and Australia, the sort of program that traces the lineages of some celebrity or the other has grown quite popular recently. I am unfortunately outside the range of many of these programs (even on the net many are not allowed to be broadcast in Asia, I presume due copyright issues), but I have, for example, found some interesting episodes of the British version of "Who Do You Think You Are?" on youtube.

Though these pose a bit of an introductory challenge, as I only tend to know television and movie celebs from Britain with "exported" fame (Kevin Whately (aka Inspector Lewis), David Tennant, Alan Cumming, Stephen Fry, etc...), even the people I don't know have interesting family stories. They should make a series just tracing ordinary folks' trees, perhaps. At any rate...

Please post any links/sources that you may have found of interest in this thread.
Y DNA lineage ancestor: Isaac Farris (b. 1787 in Virginia, USA)
mtDNA lineage ancestress: Ruth Stovall (b. 1731 in Virginia, USA)
Oldest known of any line: Ralfe Hurte (b. ca. 1410, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England)

Known Surnames of 3rd gr.-grands:
Farris, Ramey, Montgomery, Summers, Tupman, Reynolds, Griffin, Atkinson, Powell, Witt, Dunaway, Woolery, White, Nickerson, Griest, Humbert, Mullin, Peacock, Heeter, Peters, Kern, Law, Meade, Conley, Estep, Lemaster, May, Caudill, Cooper, Salyer
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:25 am
Hi JA
I've no answer for your question, just wanted to say, nice to see you!

:)

Mike
Furthest Y line=Patrick Whealen 1816-1874, Tipperary Co. Ire. to Kincardine On

Y-DNA-RL21, R-513* (still looking for the 'lost Irish 'C' boys')

FTDNA=P312+ P25+ M343+ M269+ M207+ M173+ L513+ U198- U152- U106- SRY2627- P66- P107- M73- M65- M37- M222- M18- M160- M153- M126- L705- L577- L193- L159.2- L1333-
23&me=L21+
E.A.= S21-, S26-, S28-, S29-, S68-

Co Administrator of the Whalen/Phelan DNA Surname Project
http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/whalen
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:27 am
Thanks Mike! Good to have found the new place...

Has anyone watched the American "Who Do You Think You Are?" with Paula Deen? I can see via google it created a bit of a stir but cannot access the episode.

How is Gates's "Finding Your Roots"?
Y DNA lineage ancestor: Isaac Farris (b. 1787 in Virginia, USA)
mtDNA lineage ancestress: Ruth Stovall (b. 1731 in Virginia, USA)
Oldest known of any line: Ralfe Hurte (b. ca. 1410, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England)

Known Surnames of 3rd gr.-grands:
Farris, Ramey, Montgomery, Summers, Tupman, Reynolds, Griffin, Atkinson, Powell, Witt, Dunaway, Woolery, White, Nickerson, Griest, Humbert, Mullin, Peacock, Heeter, Peters, Kern, Law, Meade, Conley, Estep, Lemaster, May, Caudill, Cooper, Salyer

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