Apr 17

TV Show – Tracing Your Family Roots

It was about two years ago when I had my first experience on a television “talk show.” In July of 2010, Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL, and I drove to Fairfax Public Access broadcasting facility in Fairfax County, Virginia, where each of us recorded a session for Tracing Your Family Roots. Pam was taped discussing the “Social Security Sleuthing” and I discussed “American Indian research, in particular the Cherokee Indians.” It was a very interesting experience.

This past Sunday we made our second appearance, this time in studio A rather than studio C. My topic was “Creating a Genealogical Website” and Pam talked about “GEDcom: Genealogy Data Communication.”  Our recordings will be available online after they have been released to public access channels.

Tracing Your Family Roots is a television series of half hour shows that are produced at Fairfax Public Access (FPA). The shows are hosted by Arline Sachs with co-host Chuck Mason, CG, and produced by Sidney Sachs. The shows are scheduled on a variety of public access stations in several states. After the shows have been aired they are made available online to the general public at Tracing Your Family Roots. As of this date, over 100 broadcasts are available for you to view. There are a large variety of topics including African-American, American Indians, Jewish genealogical research, German research, interpreting DNA results, military records, vital records, and so much more. Many of the national recognized speakers have taped with the Sachs including Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak; John Humphrey, CG; Tom Jones, CG; and Sandra MacLean Clunies, CG.

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