Genealogy Roadshow arrives in Philadelphia September 13 - 14


Genealogy Roadshow is an exciting and groundbreaking PBS documentary series that aims to reunite people from all walks of life with their past, present and future. Expert genealogists will uncover rich and surprising history about the people and places that make up our incredibly diverse and fascinating country.

What
PBS and WHYY bring the series GENEALOGY ROADSHOW to Philadelphia. The public is invited to attend this free event and watch as preselected local residents’ family mysteries 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 Philadelphia area families. Attendees may interact with representatives from many local genealogical societies who will be in attendance.

When
Saturday, September 13 - Sunday, September 14 from 9:00am - 6:00pm (Lines form at 8am)

Where
Saturday, September 13: The German Society, 611 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia.
Sunday, September 14: Franklin Institute (Pepper Hall), 271 North 21st St., Philadelphia.

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 watch LIVE filming.


Share your experience on-site with PBS and WHYY 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. Interviews are available with producers and on-air talent, PBS and WHYY 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.