The Genealogy Roadshow

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The Genealogy Roadshow
Presented by Derek Mooney
Country of origin Ireland
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 4
Location(s) Around Ireland
Running time 52 minutes[1]
Production company(s) Big Mountain Productions
Distributor RTÉ
Original network RTÉ One
Original release 21 August 2011 (2011-08-21)
External links
Production website

The Genealogy Roadshow is a four-part Irish genealogy television series which aired on RTÉ One on Sunday evenings at 6:30pm. It was created by Big Mountain Productions and presented by Derek Mooney.[2] Each episode was recorded on the road in Kildare, Meath, Limerick and Galway in May and June 2011, before broadcasting commenced that August.[1][3][4]


The Genealogy Roadshow put three questions to viewers and then set out to answer them.

Do you believe you are related to someone famous? Is your family connected to a major historical event? Do you need to solve a family mystery?[5]

It is "exactly like Antiques Roadshow except that it deals in dead people rather than mouldy artefacts", according to the Irish Independent's John Bolans.[6]

American version[edit]

An American version debuted in January 2014 on PBS.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Big Mountain Filming 'Genealogy Roadshow', Derek Mooney Hosts". Irish Film and Television Network (IFTN). 26 May 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Genealogy Roadshow - Brand New Series for RTÉ". Big Mountain Productions. 30 March 2011. Retrieved 30 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "The Genealogy Roadshow: July 9th venue confirmed". Irish Genealogy News. 20 June 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "RTÉ’s new show "The Genealogy Roadshow" is coming to Carton House, Kildare". Roots Ireland. 7 April 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "About the Show". RTÉ Television (Raidió Teilifís Éireann). 
  6. ^ Bolans, John (27 August 2011). "The great-grandmother of genealogy shows. . .". Irish Independent (Independent News & Media). Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Genealogy Roadshow". PBS. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 

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