The first episode of the new RTÉ series of Who Do You Think You Are? will be broadcast this Sunday (9 September). The series follows six well-known Irish people exploring their family history. The series had a large input from Accredited Genealogists Ireland, with Nicola Morris, MAGI, directing and co-ordinating all the genealogical research. Nicola also has been involved in several Irish-related episodes of the UK and US versions of WDYTYA?
Nicola Morris was responsible for conducting most of the research on this new RTE series, along with the team from her company, Timeline Research. There were additional research contributions from three AGI Members, Paul Gorry, Paul MacCotter and Anne-Marie Smith. As well as Nicola Morris, Paul Gorry and Anne-Marie Smith, four AGI Members will appear on screen – Susan Chadwick, John Grenham, Brian Mitchell and Georgina Scally.
The six subjects for this series are Bertie Ahern, Damien Dempsey, Adrian Dunbar, Pat Shortt, Samantha Power and Laura Witmore. The first episode features Damien Dempsey.