The TV Series

       The series of half hour shows which are produced at
Fairfax Public Access (FPA) and aired on cable in Fairfax County Virginia on Channel 10 during the second and fourth weeks of each month since 1997. The times are Sunday afternoons at 1:00 PM, Wednesday nights at 8:00 pm and Saturday mornings at 7:30 am. The shows are also available on public access stations in over half the states.

       The show was started in order to share information with others who are interested in doing genealogy. We try to bring experts in various specialities to share their knowledge. Since most of us came from various parts of the world, a large number at the start of the last century, we share different difficulties in finding our ancestors. We discuss how to gather information from many of the countries of origin.

       We started to place the video of some of the shows on the internet. The shows that can be seen in their entirely are marked with "VIEW NOW   " symbols. Contact us if you want us to email you when we add another show to the internet or if you would like to get a show in DVD format.
(Notice: The server where these shows are now housed has added advertisements to the shows at the beginning of the show and in the middle. These are not endorsed by anyone having anything to do with the shows. We apologize for your need to be bothered with them.)


       Our expert hosts are Charles S. 'Chuck' Mason, Jr., CG, Janell Blue, Arline Sachs, and Sallyann Amdur Sack, Ph.D..

              Charles S. "Chuck" Mason, Jr. CG is a Certified Genealogist. He is a Past President of the Fairfax Genealogical Society and also of the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society. Chuck teaches genealogy classes for the Fairfax County Adult Education program and lectures at many conferences in the Mid-Atlantic area. He is a frequent contributor to the National Genealogical Society's Magazine and authors "Genealogy News and Issues" for their on-line newsletter, Up Front with NGS.

       Janell Blue is currently president of the board of Mount Vernon Genealogical Society. She is also a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, National Genealogical Society, Fairfax Genealogical Society, Texas State Genealogical Society and Ulster Historical Society. She is a native Houstonian and has conducted considerable research on her family lines who were among the early German immigrants to Texas. Additional projects have included early families in eastern North Carolina and New Hampshire.

       Prof. Sachs is retired from teaching Computer Information Systems at Northern Virginia Community College. She held many positions in JGSGW including President, Vice President, Recording Secretary and computer consultant. She was the Secretary of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and started and headed its International Cemetery Project for seven years. She is the author of "The Dairies of Bernhard Cahn, ...".

       Dr. Sack, past president of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, was the founder and first president of JGSGW and is currently editor and co-owner of Avotaynu, The International Review of Jewish Genealogy. She co-directed several international genealogical seminars, including two in Israel and has served on the advisory committee of the Dorot Genealogy Center at Beth Hatefutsoth in Tel Aviv. Dr. Sack has co-authored several books, including Where We Once Walked: A Guide to the Jewish Communities Destroyed in the Holocaust and Guide to Jewish Genealogical Research in Israel. She edited Avotaynu Guide to Jewish Genealogy.

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For information about the series, e-mail the producer Sidney Sachs.

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