RootsMagic sponsors “The Generations Project” TV series, premiering tonight


We at RootsMagic are pleased to sponsor The Generations Project, a new television series that explores the extraordinary family histories of ordinary people.  Have you ever wondered why you’re such a great musician? Where you get your love of politics? Why you’re so independent? The answer just might be found in the lives of your ancestors.

The Generations Project is a new reality series that helps those who have questions about their family history investigate their own identities by walking in the shoes of their ancestors. As they undertake these journeys, they often uncover the hidden identities in family pasts, and come to see that in many cases the best way to know who you are is to know who you came from.

The series will premiere on Monday, January 4, 2010 at 6:00pm MST on BYU Television with repeats shown throughout the week.  New episodes will air every Monday.  BYU Television is available on Dish Network channel 9403, DirecTV channel 374, many local cable systems, or online.

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My local cable system is not offering the program but I believe I will be able to watch on-line at
http://www.byu.tv/

Great news. It’s only 5:20 pm and I’m excitedly awaiting the program.
Thanks RootsMagic. You’re wonderful.

Great series! This episode was very enlightening. Thanks for your sponsorship!

DEAR SIRS, 1/4/10

I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO WATCHING YOUR NEW PROGRAM, THE GENERATIONS PROJECT.

THE SNIPPET SOUNDED VERY INTERESTING, AND A DIFFERENT WAY OF LOOKING AT WHO ARE ANCESTORS WERE AND HOW WE INHERITED THEIR INTERESTS OR SPIRIT FOR LIFE.

MY MOTHER WAS IN THE MILITARY AND I OFTEN WONDERED WHERE I GOT THE ADVENTUREOUS SPIRIT. MAYBE FROM HER?……I GUESS I WILL NEED TO WATCH THE SHOW EVERY MONDAY TO FIND OUT!

I WISH YOU THE BEST AND HOPE IT SUCCEEDS OVER YOUR WILDEST EXPECTIOANS!

REGARDS,
LINDA KADIS

Looks like a really great place for Rootsmagic to have product placement.

This looks a lot like the popular BBC series “Who do you think you are” which has run 7 series to date and takes a celebrity and researches their ancestry. Most of the ancestry ended up elsewhere in the world so it was very interesting to see what research requirements were in other countries.

Done a lot for the popularity of genealogy in UK and Ireland and I could never understand why America didn’t have something similar. This should place Rootsmagic well with those wanting to get started with their own genealog, smart move RM.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007t575

I have watched two of the first programs of “The Generations Project” on BYU-TV. It is amazing to see and hear the journeys of the featured individuals. What a wonderful experience this is — to share the emotions of discovering the truth about an ancestor. Congratulations on a great program!

I happened on to the program one day and I really have enjoyed it. I record it every day it is on and then watch it when I can. I hope you will reshow the first shows because I missed the first ones.

Well worth the time to watch them.

Very interesting. It drew me into the past and to the storys that everyone should descover about their ancestors. Very well done. Thank you for bringing this to the public.

I was doing some research on RootsMagic and happened on this video. It’s grrrrrrrrrrrrr8, moving, touching, informational, very very well done. I hope the show is still on. I’ll be watching.

I have been watching “The Generations Project” and enjoying it very much. It is wonderful to have this type of good television available, and very worthwhile entertainment.

I enjoy watching your programs, but wish you would put a name to identify the person being interviewed. Other than that I have to get out of the program completely to shut it off.

I descend from the Clrkes who came into Boston and then R.I. Dr. John Clarke would be an ever so great uncle. I also descend from Anne Hutchinson from two of her daughters and from Mary Barrett, quaker, hung on the Boston Commons. Then into the Plantagenet line. I really enjoy it. Thanks for a great program.

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