Saturday, July 07, 2007

History Detectives on PBS

If you've not seen History Detectives on PBS, you've been depriving yourself of a real treat. For five seasons now, the show has explored historical mysteries, explaing, confirming, discovering and debunking. About 75% of the matters investigated are things submitted by viewers.

This Monday, July 9, 2007, the show tracks down the identity of a man in a photograph of the Grand Army of the Republic from the late 1800s. He turns out to be the great-grandfather of genealogist-photographer-GeneaBlogie- reader George Geder. See the story in The [Santa Fe] New Mexican.

George is a recent and welcome correspondent here, but he's been long active in genealogy. His genealogy website is found at He's got a photographic restoration business called Indigital Photographic Services. Both are worth a visit!

History Detectives airs Monday, July 9 at 9:00 pm local most places, but check your local listings.

1 comment:

George Geder said...


Thanks for the plug; both for my segment and the show.

All family historians and genealogists should watch the 'History Detectives' and 'Antiques Road Show' on PBS. You just mind find a clue or see a tip in helping you find your Ancestors.

"Guided by the Ancestors"