GENEALOGY ROADSHOW Films in New Orleans

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GENEALOGY ROADSHOW ARRIVES IN NEW ORLEANS SEPTEMBER 6 & 7, 2014

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

Saturday, September 6
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
New Orleans Board of Trade
316 Magazine Street
New Orleans

 

Sunday, September 7
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Cabildo
701 Chartres at Jackson Square
New Orleans

 

PARTICIPATING VENDORS:

Federation of Genealogical Societies
Genealogists.com
Best Books & Rich Treasures
Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library
DAR
Le Comité des Archives de la Louisiane
LS3 Studios, LLC

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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 WYES on social media with the #GenealogyPBS and #iloveWYES

 

Frequently Asked Questions and the Answers:

CAN YOU SCHEDULE A TIME WITH A GENEALOGIST?
No, you cannot. The families speaking with our on camera genealogists have been preselected. However, there will be local genealogical and historical societies on site that anyone can speak with! No appointments are necessary.

IS ANY DAY BETTER?
Both days are equally terrific options as they offer the same exhibitors and content.The Board of Trade space is slightly larger, but both locations offer plenty of room for people to move through comfortably. The Board of Trade Building (Saturday’s event) is NOT handicapped accessible.

HOW LONG WILL THE LINES BE?
While we expect a good crowd, the Roadshow is open and free flowing with plenty of exhibitors to visit. If the line at one exhibit is too long, you can always visit another vendor and circle back! 

WILL I MOST DEFINITELY GET TO SPEAK TO SOMEONE?
Absolutely! While our on camera genealogists are unavailable for a consultation, we have representatives from FindMyPast.com, the DAR, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and others all there to speak with the public about exploring their personal genealogy!

WHAT EXACTLY DO I NEED TO KNOW AHEAD OF TIME TO RECEIVE GUIDANCE ON HOW TO RESEARCH? Our exhibitors are there to help you no matter what stage you are in with your research!

IS THERE A CERTAIN TIME THEY WILL BE ALLOWED TO SEE THE GENEALOGIST?
Representatives from local genealogical and historical societies will be on site and willing to speak with visitors from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Our on camera genealogists will not be able to offer consultations to members of the public at the Roadshow on either day as the families they’ll be assisting have been pre-selected.

WILL THERE BE FOOD/DRINK TO PURCHASE?
There will not be food or drink available to purchase on site, but there are plenty of cafes and restaurants in the area to choose from!

Learn more about Season 2 of GENEALOGY ROADSHOW by clicking here!

GENEALOGY ROADSHOW is produced by Krasnow Productions. President and owner Stuart Krasnow is a long-time television industry veteran, having worked for all of the country’s top broadcasters in news and entertainment, as well as at numerous cable networks as a creator and executive producer. The series is represented in the U.S. by Pat Quinn of Quinn Media Management and packaged with PBS by APA. The series is also Executive Produced by TV veteran Carlos Ortiz who has produced mega hits for almost every major network on television. He brings twenty years of development, and producing experience to the table and returns to PBS for his second season on the series.

THE GENEALOGY ROADSHOW has been a huge hit in Ireland, where national public broadcaster RTE commissioned this original format from producer Big Mountain Productions.

About Big Mountain Productions

Big Mountain originated the Genealogy Roadshow format, and recently aired the second season in Ireland on RTE Television. Run by husband-and-wife team Jane Kelly and Philip McGovern, who are former BBC/RTE executive producers, Big Mountain originates and produces television shows for national broadcasters, specializing in hybrid shows that combine great content and entertainment value including: The Tenements, Life in the Big House, Craftmaster, Living the Eviction and the music-mentoring show Jam. For more information: bigmountainproductions.com.

About Krasnow Productions

Krasnow Productions is named for its founder and president, Stuart Krasnow, a 30-year veteran television producer.  Under his banner, Krasnow has developed and produced series in almost every genre of unscripted television for broadcast and cable networks, including The Weakest Link, Average Joe, Dog Eat Dog and The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency.  Krasnow Productions also sold and produced Searching For…, one of the first original series to be produced for Oprah Winfrey's OWN network.   Additionally Krasnow Productions has sold and produced original projects for NBC, A&E, TBS, GSN, MTV, HGTV, E!, and Fremantlemedia.

About PBS

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About WYES-TV

For over 55 years, WYES has worked to inform, teach, illuminate, entertain and inspire our entire community. It is the oldest public television station serving southeast Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, the 12th oldest in the nation, and the most utilized non-profit organization in our two states with as many as a half-million people using our broadcasts, outreach activities and website each week. We are proud to be part of the nation’s largest classroom, the largest stage for the arts and a trusted window to the world. For more information, call (504) 486-5511 or visit wyes.org. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

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