The other day I stumbled on a new genealogy programme on the Yesterday Channel. Under the banner of the commercial family history website findmypast, this series takes climactic historic events, andfollows the journeys of people whose ancestors were involved.
I watched the Jack the Ripper episode the other day and found it very engaging. It is nice to see family history with ‘normal’ people and not just celebrities. The Jack the Ripper episode featured Dr Nick Barratt (genealogy’s own Troy Mclure who crops up everywhere), and a host of other experts.
As I have often said, anything that heightens awareness of family history is a good thing, as long as it doesn’t gloss over the long yet rewarding work that is involved.
- Our shock links to Jack The Ripper (thesun.co.uk)
- New Series: ‘Find My Past’ (mylifeofcrime.wordpress.com)
- Forgotten Ancestor Shows – Find My Past Explores People’s Unknown Histories (TrendHunter.com) (trendhunter.com)