Genealogy goes prime time, and it's not just for the retired anymore

by | Aug. 15, 2011

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Genealogy has gone prime time.

That was the message at the Conference on Family History and Genealogy at Brigham Young University in July.

Television programs like NBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are,” BYU-TV’s “The Generation Project” and “Faces of America” on PBS have peaked the interest of viewers around the world and motivated more people to research their family histories and heritage.

D. Joshua Taylor, a nationally recognized genealogical author, lecturer and researcher, spoke at the conference and talked about the future of genealogy, saying, “it will no longer be viewed as an ‘old’ activity for the retired. It will be undefined by age, gender and nationality. We’re in prime time now.”

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