Please note that episodes of Genealogy Roadshown recorded in St. Louis are scheduled to air in January 2015.

GENEALOGY ROADSHOW ARRIVES IN ST. LOUIS AUGUST 23-24

WHAT: PBS and the Nine Network of Public Media bring the series GENEALOGY ROADSHOW to St. Louis.  The public is invited to attend this free event and watch as family mysteries of local residents (already preselected) are revealed on camera. The public can also explore their personal histories with historical and genealogical societies that will be on-site for the weekend.

WHO: The taping will feature genealogists Kenyatta D. Berry, Joshua Taylor and Mary Tedesco as they reveal fascinating stories behind St. Louis area families. Attendees may interact with representatives from many local genealogical societies who will be in attendance.

 

WHEN:           Saturday, August 23 – Sunday, August 24 from 9:00am – 6:00pm (lines form at 8am)

 

WHERE:           Saturday, August 23                                        Sunday, August 24

Downtown Central Public Library                    Union Station, Grand Hall

1301 Olive St.                                                  1820 Market St.

St. Louis, MO 63103                                         St Louis, MO 63103

 

TIPS FOR COMING ON SITE BOTH DAYS

  • Attendees may appear in the background on camera.  Please avoid wearing clothing with visible logos or branded T-shirts.
  • If your family story has not already been preselected by PBS, your story will not be filmed for television on-site.  Please plan to attend as a spectator.
  • Feel free to bring your personal genealogy research materials with you, as there may be an opportunity to connect with a local genealogist on-site. There will be many genealogical societies in attendance, and you may also watch the LIVE filming.
  • Share your experience on-site with PBS and Nine Network on social media with the hashtag #GenealogyPBS.

 

MEDIA: Credentialed members of the media are welcome to attend tapings with advance registration. Media RSVPs are required; see contacts below. Interviews are available with producers and on-air talent, PBS and Nine Network executives and more.  To RSVP and to schedule interviews, contact:

Nisa Kiang, Goodman Media at PBSGR@goodmanmedia.com or 212-576-2700 or

Michae Godwin, PBS at mmgodwin@pbs.org or 703-739-8483