TLC International Looking For Family Members Separated at Birth for New Television Show

Were you separated at birth? Are you searching for your birth family? Be a part of a new production by TLC International . . . Separated at Birth

[Editor’s Note: We had a great Skype conversation with the folks at TLC International in London earlier today! They filled us in on this exciting new production and they are looking for stories from those in the United States, Canada as well as the UK!]

CTVC Productions are making a brand new television series for TLC. We are looking for family members who have been separated at birth to be involved.

CTVC is a multi award-winning company producing television, radio and new media content on social issues, current affairs, religion, ethics, history and education. You can see examples of our work at:

The series comprises seven episodes, which will be filmed between August to December this year and broadcast in Spring 2016. Each episode will follow three to four different stories of separation and reunion. Some will be retrospective, whilst others will be reunions happening for the first time.

The tone of the series is uplifting and sympathetic to the experiences of those whose stories we follow; we realise that we are addressing sensitive and extremely personal issues and as such we are committed to telling peoples’ stories in the most respectful manner. The observational format allows participants to author their own story, as opposed to being presenter-led or a chat show format. We don’t take on the search ourselves, but we can assist with expenses, such as travel costs as an example.

If you would like to find out more, please do get in touch. You are not obliged to get involved by contacting us, it’s just an opportunity for us to give you some more information about the documentary.

Feel free to contact us either by email or phone: / (0044) 207 940 8494.

©2015, copyright Thomas MacEntee

National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair – October 21-22, 2015

Join the National Archives for the 2015 Virtual Genealogy Fair on October 21 & 22, 2015. Sessions will be live streamed on YouTube and you're invited!

Set your alarms and get ready to LEARN – long distance and virtually, that is. Once again the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is hosting a FREE online Virtual Genealogy Fair starting on October 21 and 22, 2015.

Right now classes and schedules are in the planning stages. Whereas in the past UStream was used to broadcast the content, it appears that NARA will be using YouTube for broadcasting this year.

Visit the Virtual Genealogy Fair page here for more information and we’ll post the definitive schedule here at GeneaBloggers once it is set.

©2015, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

Tom Bergeron featured on Who Do You Think You Are? Sunday on TLC

Television host Tom Bergeron finds his French-Canadian roots on the next episode of Who Do You Think You Are?, Sunday, August 30th at 9/8c on TLC.

Tom Bergeron investigates his French-Canadian roots on his father’s side to find out what brought his ancestors to North America on a new episode of Who Do You Think You Are? airing this Sunday, August 30 at 9/8c on TLC.

Television host Tom Bergeron sets out to unravel the murky history of his paternal roots. Tracing back over 400 years, he uncovers the dramatic story of his 10x great-grandparents, who endured brutal warfare and starvation in France. Then Tom follows their daughter, who was orphaned as a teenager and bravely set off across the Atlantic, playing a significant role in establishing the New World.

The Tom Bergeron episode airs on Sunday 30 August 2015, 9:00 pm Eastern / 8:00 pm Central on TLC. Check your local television listings for the exact time in your location.

Photo credit: Photo courtesy of TLC. Used by permission.

©2015, copyright Thomas MacEntee.