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Follow Friday - Genealogy Television

Genealogy Television is not new to Canada!

This past week, with the excitement of the premier of the new NBC show, Who Do You Think You Are? slated to premier in March, I felt it important to spotlight another genealogy television program I already follow.

I wish to draw my reader’s attention to the Canadian version of this show. Unlike WDYTYA? This program does not trace the ancestors of famous people but instead it traces the life of regular Canadians and highlights their dramatic personal stories.

Ancestors in the Attic is Gemini-nominated documentary series hosted by Jeff Douglas. Toronto-based Primitive Entertainment produces this series, in its fourth season, for History Television. It takes Canadians across Canada and across the world to uncover the personal stories and family trees of Canadians.

This program airs on Thursday evenings on History television; the stories are often very dramatic family mysteries, uncovered through some excellent genealogy skills, often using the internet, family stories, and archives. The accounts are moving and captivating. Everyone loves a good mystery and this show captivates the attention of my entire family, including the teenagers.

If you wish to get your fix of genealogy television before March, then I encourage you to check out Ancestors in the Attic,  episode times are listed on the website, and you can view full past episodes of Ancestors in the Attic online.