Friday, March 18, 2016

Recognize These Television Celebrities?

Television is abuzz with genealogy television shows. But we are now one year away from the 20th anniversary of one of the first: KBYU’s Ancestors. Here’s some photos of genealogists from that first season. Can you recognize them?

”The 1920 census is the one most people encounter first.”
“Internet is the buzzword these days.”  

Many more genealogists appeared In season two.



My apologies to you who are pictured who don’t like your pictures. While you look fine in motion, it is amazingly difficult to capture a good freeze frame. When we speak we blink a lot or move (causing blurring) or speak with our mouths in odd shapes. Sorry! And no, I don’t want to delete your picture. You look just fine. And yes, John always speaks with his hands and the camera always loves Megan. ;-)

Photo credits: KBYU, Ancestors (1997, 2000); online archive ( : accessed 29 February 2016).


  1. What a difference 20 years makes! Mostly in fashion! Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

  2. Hey, for those of us who are novices or hobby family historians, aren't you going to tell us who these people are, please? I recognize a few (maybe three) but not most. Thanks!
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @,

  3. Please identify these pictures. I, too, recognize some but not all. Would like to know who they are.

  4. Are you gonna identify them for those of us who don't recognize them all?

  5. Yes, I'll identify them in Friday's article.


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