Genealogy Roadshow arrives in Philadelphia October 25 & 26

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.

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.


Saturday, October 25 - 9:00am - 6:00pm (Lines form at 8am)
Sunday, October 26 – 9:00am – 4:00pm (Lines form at 8am)


Saturday, October 25: The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
Sunday, October 26: Franklin Institute, 271 North 21st St., Philadelphia, PA 19103


Questions? Call 215-351-0511 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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 WHYY on social media with the hashtag #GenealogyPBS


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 WHYY executives and more. To RSVP and to schedule interviews, contact: Nisa Kiang, Goodman Media at or 212-576-2700 or Michae Godwin, PBS at or 703-739-8483