If you’ve not seen History Detectives on PBS, you’ve been depriving yourself of a real treat. For five seasons now, the show has explored historical mysteries, explaing, confirming, discovering and debunking. About 75% of the matters investigated are things submitted by viewers.
This Monday, July 9, 2007, the show tracks down the identity of a man in a photograph of the Grand Army of the Republic from the late 1800s. He turns out to be the great-grandfather of genealogist-photographer-GeneaBlogie- reader George Geder. See the story in The [Santa Fe] New Mexican.
George is a recent and welcome correspondent here, but he’s been long active in genealogy. His genealogy website is found at http://geder.wordpress.com/. He’s got a photographic restoration business called Indigital Photographic Services. Both are worth a visit!
History Detectives airs Monday, July 9 at 9:00 pm local most places, but check your local listings.
July 8, 2007 Sunday at 2:21 am