If you are following the world of genealogy, you've probably heard of the hugely successful Who Do You Think You Are TV show, a series of programs following well-known Brits on a journey to trace their family histories. The first UK series aired in 2007, and in its fourth season the show was watched by over 6.8 million people in the UK! Real proof that genealogy captures many people's imaginations, not only online but also on TV.
What you may not know is that the first series of the Australian equivalent has just started. Throughout the eight episodes each subject goes on a personal journey to discover his or her family's past and its role in who they are today.
Click here to see the Australians they selected for these episodes. They include film directors, QCs, comedians, athletes and more. The common theme among the episodes is to view the history of modern Australia through the guest's eyes, which makes for great television.
Are you interested in tracking your Australian family history? Drop Australian Community Manager Linde a line and she’ll be able to help you out.