Monday, 8 October 2018

Family Footsteps series on BBC Northern Ireland

Missing a certain TV genealogy show? Try this one!


Gavin Andrews takes the Laughlins, an Ulster-Scots family, on a personal historical journey back in time to discover what life was like for their ancestors at the turn of the 19th century. Abandoning their comfortable 21st-century lives, mum Kerry, dad Ainsley and daughters Sophie, Anya and Hope find out what it is like to run a small farm with no electricity and a kitchen made up of a table and an open fire. While they struggle with pigs, laundry and fire pots, grandfather Alan begins a genealogical detective trail which eventually leads to a celebrated historical figure.

Episode One was shown last week, and you can catch up with it (and future episodes) on the BBC iPlayer - see


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1 comment:

  1. Great programme focusing on ordinary family's attempt to trace their roots. Interesting, even though I don't have many Irish ancestors.
    Streets ahead of WDYTYA in terms of interest in my opinion.