We saw the Lively Family Massacre last night. GOOD JOB!!!
Thank you, Stella
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From: Madonna Marks
Sent: Tuesday, March 03, 2009 7:24 PM
Subject: [ILPERRY] genealogy show
For Immediate Release – Monday, March 3, 2009
Southern Illinois to Preview First U.S. Television Series Dedicated to the Genealogy of
Ordinary People – Just Like YOU!
[Local Randolph County residents- Velda Moore, Pam Frazer, Harry Zang, and Bob Reid are
featured in the program – as well as filming locations of Reed's Harvest House.
Chester , IL , and the New Palestine Cemetery ]
[ Perry County - Lively & Huggins descendants lived in the area to be featured on
Carbondale, IL – WSIU-TV is scheduled to air– The Lively Family Massacre -- the pilot
episode of a promising TV series called Legend Seekers on WSIU - TV / WUSI -TV Southern
Illinois on the IN FOCUS program Friday, APRIL 10TH AT 9:30PM; Sunday APRIL 12TH AT
12:30PM; and Friday APRIL 17TH AT 5PM.
The Legend of the Lively Massacre is the first episode of a show about family legends
and genealogy. Program host – Madonna Davis -- helps trace the ancestry of Pam Frazer –an
Illinois native -- connecting to some of the first white settlers to arrive in the Indiana
Territory in 1813. The search also uncovers a handwritten letter to William Clark (of the
Lewis and Clark Expedition) mentioning Pam’s ancestors by name, and the 200 year old
graves of her ancestors who were massacred by a group of American Indians.
The Lively Family Massacre program episode is a freestanding half-hour documentary that
has already garnered awards in the form of two 2008 Telly Awards, and praise from leading
Some have referred to the show as THIS OLD HOUSE for GENEALOGY
Here’s what noted genealogist, Tony Burroughs says:
"The most compelling thing about Legend Seekers is that it deals with everyday,
ordinary people and the stories they have heard that have been passed down from generation
– Tony Burroughs
(Tony has appeared on the PBS series African American Lives, CBS Sunday Morning, CBS
News, ABC World News Tonight, BET Nightly News, and the Discovery Channel)
In each episode a new family legend is explored and selected from actual stories
submitted by the public to the producers. After March 25th the public will be able to
upload their family stories and legends to a new website : WWW.LEGENDSEEKERS.ORG
The program is presently in the process of seeking underwriters for the series on
national public television. For more information visit our website above..
The series is about everyday ordinary people who have legendary family stories, and the
process to authenticate, discover and reenact these legends. Through travel, research, and
genealogy, we introduce fascinating experts and cutting-edge science (DNA, archivists,
historians, satellite imagery, ground penetrating radar, etc.) to engage the audience
along this journey. It’s a unique cross between a “how-to” reality program and historic
documentary that is designed to engage the estimated 100 million people in America
interested in exploring their ancestry/genealogy -- now the most popular hobby in the
(contact Ken J. Marks for more information ken(a)legendseekers.com 312 505-6193])
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