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November 13, 2012

Do you have a family mystery to solve?

The Genealogy Roadshow is back for another series!

Derek MooneyWe’re travelling the country to meet people with extraordinary stories and are delighted to announce that we'll be making one of our programmes in the Kildare area.

Hosted by Derek Mooney, RTE’s hit genealogy series The Genealogy Roadshow is returning to screens next year and once again they are keen to help as many people as possible find their place in history!

Last year The Roadshow’s crack historical and genealogical team helped hundreds of ordinary people trace their family’s roots and discover extraordinary stories from their past.  The Collins family from Boston were reunited with long lost relations in Co Galway, the experts helped Paul Duffy from Co Meath trace the owner of a mysterious 1858 passport and they even found evidence of a link between Glen Webb from Dublin and the Arctic explorer Ernest Shackleton.

You may be related to famous names of our colonial past like Edmund Burke or Arthur Wellesley, better known as the Duke of Wellington. Or perhaps you’ve heard of a family link to a Hollywood icon or a sporting legend. There are revolutionary heroes like Robert Emmet and Anne Devlin. Do you suspect that you could be a descendant? And then there are literary idols like Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker. Have you been told that you are related?
But it’s not just family connections to politicians, entertainers or sports personalities that they can help prove? Perhaps you have always wondered whether one of your relations was involved in a dramatic part of local or national history? Perhaps you need help in tracing a missing branch of the family or you have a mysterious family document, heirloom or object that you just can’t explain.  If there is any kind of mystery in your family tree, then the team of experts can help you solve it.

Tell them the story and they will search for the evidence.

People who are interested in finding out more should contact or call Ciara on 04830834046

Or go to for a form.