New Genealogy Program!

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  1. Andrew Davies

    Andrew Davies Well-Known Member

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    Good afternoon all,

    From tomorrow a new Genealogy series is being aired on Channel 4. "My family secrets revealed" is on at 13:05 and is being shown daily with the series comprising of 15 episodes.

    Regards, Andrew.
     
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    Thanks Andrew, it's now in my planner :)
     
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    Instructions given to the other half to set the planner :)
     
  4. MollyMay

    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    Waiting for him to get in from work to do it :D
     
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    gillyflower Always caring about others

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    Many thanks. I will record this.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    These genie type series are popping out all over the place, not so much here. I do hope some will find there way to our Pacific regions.
     
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    They may end up on YouTube :)
     
  8. Ma-dotcom

    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    I've just seen via an Australian f.book forum that the series is available here via BBC.
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    Oh dear this is going to mess with my Family file fiddling.
    I'll have to find time to watch t.v. or just on computer. :)
     
  9. Bay Horse

    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    Just watched the first episode in the series.

    It was quite good. The difference between the new series (C4) and WDYTYA (BBC) is that it features ordinary members of the public tracing their ancestors and is also cut into bite-size pieces, rather than jetting one celebrity all over the world to fill an hour's programme. Quite emotional in places - but I'll leave you to discover that for yourselves on catch-up/internet.

    (My old workplace made an appearance too!)
     
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    Oh dear.
    Tried to watch the first episode last night. Hit "delete" before the end.
    Very bitty, lots of assumptions, no indication of the research (I assume the people from Ancestry know how to over-ride the thousands of results that usually appear from a Search!)
    To me, it came over as a (long) free advert for Ancestry.

    But that's just my opinion ...
    Jane
     
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  11. Bay Horse

    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    Yes, Jane - I agree.

    I did like the bit where the ship's crew list magically appeared on the monitor, and the lady from Liverpool said, "Where did you find that? I've looked and looked..." and I suspect was cut short on edit. To that end, I knew she was one of us. :)

    Hard working Manchester and Lancs FHS members searching with members of the public in the background, of course - which might encourage use of 'help desks' in libraries.

    It would be nice if these programmes occasionally showed how to get the best out of an online search, and went a little more in depth - although when a series is heavily endorsed by a big name like Ancestry you're not going to get much impartiality there.

    "We're looking for Samuel Bloggs in the 1911 Census, born Halifax, Yorkshire... oh! He is transcribed as Susan from Nova Scotia."
     
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    Watched most of but was annoyed and shouting at the television when the chap said that the g grandfather could have got off in a certain country and then worked in a mine but being a cook inferred that he probably died. I presume because he wasn't used to that kind of work.
    No proof whatsoever of where or when he died.
    Won't be watching anymore.
     
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  13. Bay Horse

    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    The second one was an improvement today. Flowed better, reached conclusions and was enjoyable tv.

    That's all I'm after - entertainment. I don't need to think too hard. I do that with my own research.
     
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    Me too :oops:
    Have to agree.

    I will watch a few more though, just to see if it gets any better :rolleyes:
    The first thing I shouted at the tv was 'you're making this up as you go along' :sceptical:

    What they were saying was pure speculation, that has no place in true genealogy :reading:
     
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    I've not watched any of it yet and I don't think I will bother from your comments. Can we do a crowd fund to commission a series that we want to see, with perhaps Chimp as the presenter? Could call it "Ape in the trees" maybe?
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    :( perhaps I won't bother messing my computer about to watch, & yet there have been some positives. [ Anything genealogical is music to a researchers ears]..I think.
     
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    :eek::D
     
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