When I first read this theme from Wandering Through The Shelves, my mind went like this.
Yup, blank but then I started to move the rusty wheels and came up with 3 shows, I think, fit the bill.
1. ANCESTORS IN THE ATTIC-2006-2008
I wished this show would have continued on because it was so good. It did not involve entertainers but real people who wanted to find out more about their heritage, or something they found and wanted to learn about the person who owned it or learning about the soldiers on a cenotaph. It was hosted by Jeff Douglas who became famous in a great Canadian TV commercial. I loved the one episode where you learn about a Canadian soldier hidden by the villagers in a small Italian village for 2 years, I think. You learn about what was going on and the people who risked their lives to save him. Another was a man who found out his grandfather was African American and he found out he had family he never knew existed. When he met them, he cried, I cried too. It was a brilliant show.
2. WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE CANADIAN VERSION-2007-2008
Oh I love this show and I do watch the American version when it comes on. It's so cool to find out where our history lies. I was Gobsmacked that Cindy Crawford is directly related to Charleslemange. It's like her 23rd or is that 42nd great granddaddy. I'm just choosing the Canadian version because I'm a Canuck but it only lasted 2 seasons. I enjoyed how they could find a relative that they could relate to either musically or in personality. They had Randy Bachmann on and his history is German ( well, look at his name). They traced his lineage to my mom's hometown of Wittenberg, Germany where his many times granddad built the organ for the main Cathedral( there are 2 in that town) and played it as well. At that time this was a very important position. This show was just so cool.
3. FINDING YOUR ROOTS- 2012- PRESENT
I soooooo want to meet Henry Louis Gates Jnr. He is one man I respect greatly for what he has accomplished in his life. He is a Professor and has been doing this show for a few years now. He has done their book of life for entertainers, musicians, political people, comedians and soon. In fact, it got some "notoriety" because Ben Affleck was a whiner and narcissist who tried to stop his part from airing because it proved one part of his family were slave owners. Grow up Ben! You were born in the states and it's no surprise that ancestry can relate to this horrible part in your history. To try and have this censored or taken out because little suck face didn't like it, shows what a moron he is. Suck it up!Mr. Gates was nothing but a pure gentleman who held his ground but could understand how gross it was to learn that ancestors were part of this. Anyhoo, I think it's an excellent show where you not only learn about the ancestors but you get to learn about history which is vitally important. Such a cool show.
By the way, I did my DNA and I gave a lot of Polish in me on my dad's side and some on my mom's. Obviously, German but a good dose of Swedish and Norwegian from my mom. My dad contributes Estonian too.
Which shows do you think of when you read the word "origin?"