Monday, March 01, 1999

First Web-Interactive Family History Talk Show To Debut Saturday, March 6

History-making Net event to feature celebrity Internet Genealogist Cyndi Howells

Bellevue, Wash.- Genealogy enthusiasts, newcomers and press are invited to become a part of history by participating in the first ever web-interactive genealogy talk show which will debut internationally at on Saturday, March 6th.

The first ever "Generations: Find Your Roots" Webcast will occur online from 4-6 p.m. Pacific time (7-9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time). Cyndi Howells, creator of the highly acclaimed Web site, "Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet," will kick-off the show as the first guest.

Genealogy fans can share in the conversation with Cyndi and show host Elon Gasper while viewing family charts, pictures and video captures to illustrate certain points of discussion. The audio portion will be received over the computer speakers while participants follow along visually through interactive chat and pictures broadcast onto their monitor via the Net. Audience members will be able to ask questions of Cyndi and Elon, as well as share their own personal experiences to help others who are also researching their family heritage.

The Generations: Find Your Roots Show will be broadcast online every Saturday evening and will feature different guests, new tips on family research, news and stories shared from listeners. Each week the Webcast will explore new surnames, regions and various topics of heritage exploration.

The show's host, Elon Gasper, is an avid genealogy researcher and senior designer of the Generations family heritage software line from Sierra Home. He has traced his family roots back to the 13th century, with links uncovered in his family to Salem witches, Mayflower passengers, Scottish nobility, and both Union & Confederate soldiers. Elon is following in the footsteps of his great-great-aunt, a noted genealogist and Fellow of the Institute of American Genealogy.

Cyndi Howells is one of the foremost Internet genealogists, author of Netting Your Ancestors and creator of the award winning site Cyndi's List provides 41,100 genealogy web links, classified in more than 100 different categories.

How To Participate:

  • On Saturday, March 6 interested participants can connect via the Internet to

  • Select the Generations show on the Life & Explorations Channel and choose a log-in name. Then just listen, watch, interact and have fun!