Wednesday, November 12, 2008

BYU "Ancestors" Television Series

One of our society members mentioned seeing the "Ancestors" television series on BYU-TV at our meeting today, and I admitted that I wasn't familiar with it. So I went looking for it.

The 13 series episodes are the PBS genealogy and family history series that were broadcast previously on PBS, and they are described at http://www.byub.org/ancestors/records/. The episodes include:

* Records at Risk
* Family Records
* Compiled Records
* Technology Tools
* Vital Records
* Religious Records
* Cemetery Records
* Census Records
* Military Records
* Newspapers
* Probate Records
* Immigration Records
* Writing a Family History

I tried to view the short video segments that are offered in each episode description, but was unable to view or save the files. The site says the files are 220 kb, but all I download is 53 kb for some reason.

The current program schedule for this series is at http://www.byub.org/programaz/program.asp?id=62. The English language episodes are at 12:30 p.m. (MST) and 7:30 p.m. (MST) - so 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. PST. In San Diego, Cox Digital Cable has them on Channel 435.

1 comment:

Megan said...

Hi Randy,

You can find most of the episodes on www.rootstelevision.com. Just go there and select Ancestors Series from the dropdown menu in the upper right. And use the little arrows on the bottom of the player to scroll to still more episodes. We have most of the episodes from both seasons.

Take care,
Megan