I love the BBC shows like Flog it!, Antiques Roadshow and Cash in the Attic. I love to watch people who bought something for the equivalent of a few dollars watch the same item end up in a ferocious bidding war for hundreds or even thousands of pounds at auction.
Now, History Television (elsewhere, the History Channel) will be carrying a Canadian production, Ancestors in the Attic. Although the ancestors discovered during the show won't be auctioned off -- we know they are priceless -- the thrill of the chase, the mystery of history will be enough for us.
Canadian viewers can see it at 9.30 pm on Wednesdays beginning Oct. 18; non-Canadians should check their History Channel affiliates for information. I hope ours will carry it.
Each episode will feature a team of genealogy detectives taking on three cases that have family history mysteries.
Click here for all the details on the first eight episodes and the team involved in the genealogical research for the show.
Thanks to Rick Roberts of Global Genealogy for alerting readers to this.