Saturday, 29 September 2007

Ancestors in the Attic - Lincoln's Assassin

In this episode "A man from Niagara Falls searches for the truth about his ancestor’s involvement in the capture of John Wilkes Booth; exploring the Latter Day Saint’s Family History Library, the world’s largest collection of genealogical records."

Not mentioned is the rather weak story around which the Family History Library item was constructed.

There was a plug for family search indexing which I mentioned a few days ago. Unfortunately, as I write this the link has yet to be placed on the program web site as advertised.

The episode was very US oriented and looked like a demo to market the concept to a US cable channel. But, overall the substance was better than their average, the second best I can recall in the series. I'll be charitable and not mention the style.

The program has two additional showings on Wednesday. Worth considering watching.

1 comment:

Ine Gerber said...

Let's face it, the only thing Ancestors have accomplished is to show us in many of their segments how "not" to conduct our genealogical research. We ought to be thankful for that!