When Who Do You Think You Are? was on TV this year, everyone in the genealogy community was ecstatic. Everyone was tweeting and blogging about it. Everyone was commenting about each episode on Facebook. Radio shows were devoted to it. Everyone was excited to see genealogy on television.
Yet everyone complained that they wished that regular people were show on the episodes. There is another show that does this well. But for some reason the genealogy community doesn't talk about it. The Generations Project on BYUTV has been showing episodes about regular people doing their genealogy for the last 12 weeks. But I haven't little to no discussion about the show this season.
Does that mean that genealogists don't really care about watching regular people research their genealogy? If it's not on network TV during prime time, does it not matter?
I've watched every episode of The Generations Project (25 episodes in 2 seasons). I watched them all online on their website. I have enjoyed watching real people research their ancestors' lives and learn more about themselves. Am I the only one that was watching? Why haven't you been watching?
I do have to mention that the publicity for the show this season was lacking. Their Facebook page was rarely updated. Plus they kept moving the start date of the season. Did everyone just forget about it or does no one really like it?