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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • Genealogy Roadshow coming to Louisiana: local stories wanted

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  • The Genealogy Roadshow, a program that premiered on LPB and other PBS stations last fall, is looking for Louisiana residents to share their family stories for the second season of the show. Two episodes of the program will be taped in New Orleans on September 5th and 6th, and a portion of the stories received will be featured.
    According to Margaret Schlaudecker, LPB publicist, the show hopes to obtain submissions from all over Louisiana, including northeast Louisiana, and not just the southern region. However, any family chosen for the program will need to arrange for travel to New Orleans for filming.
    Residents can submit stories up until the July 31 deadline online at genealogyroadshow.org/tell-your-story.
    According to an LPB release, Genealogy Roadshow is a program that is part detective story and part emotional journey. It combines history and science to uncover fascinating stories of diverse Americans.
    In Louisiana, the producers are looking for residents with an interesting story who want to explore their family's history. Chosen stories will be researched by a team of local experts and will be linked to the larger history of their community to reveal the rich cultural tapestry of Louisiana and America.
    The show experts will use family heirlooms, letters, pictures, historical documents and other clues to hunt down more information about a family and will use local historians to add color and context.
    The episodes will be taped in front of a live audience and will be aired on LPB and PBS during the second season in 2015.

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