Questions and Ancestors

On Tuesday, during one of the online chat sessions I attend as part of the classes I’m taking through the National Institute of Genealogical Studies, I learned that the Canadian television program Ancestors in the Attic is premiering this week.  I searched the program schedule for Dish Network to see if, by chance, the program would be available here in San Francisco.  It is not.

I did, however, find a listing for a genealogical television program that I hadn’t heard of before – Questions and Ancestors.  This program airs on BYUTV and I tuned in on Tuesday evening to a half-hour of How To Do British Research.  The show is the televised version of a radio program that answers genealogical questions submitted by listeners/viewers and is actually part of the Ancestors series that ran on PBS a few years back.

Episodes in the series include:

  • How To Get Started
  • How To Use the Internet In Your Research
  • Preserving Family Heritage
  • How To Do African American Genealogy (The Freedman Bank Records)
  • How To Do British Research
  • Daughters of the American Revolution
  • How To Do Oral History
  • Using Cemetery Records
  • Coats of Arms In Family History
  • Using Military Records In Family History
  • Native American Genealogy
  • Tracing LDS Families
  • Asian Genealogical Research
  • Early American Immigration
  • British Military Records
  • Hispanic Research
  • Basic Scandinavian Family History Research

The Questions and Ancestors website provides a form to submit your questions, an episode guide with air dates for future programs, and links to downloadable podcasts of the episodes that can be played on your computer, downloaded to an iPod, or burned to a CD.

Tune in and watch, or download and listen!

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