RootsTelevision.com turns two years old today. It seems like just yesterday we flipped the virtual switch at 3:00 p.m. and went live.
What's followed has been challenging, rewarding and humbling. We take it as a compliment that many still don't grasp that we're a two-person company -- that when we refer to ourselves as "two chicks and a channel," we mean just that. From the feedback we receive, it's clear that many of our viewers think we're a large company or backed by one, but we are -- simply put -- what a couple of stubborn people can do when they decide that something that doesn't exist should exist.
We are very grateful to all the folks we've had the privilege of working with. I want to name them here, but this would turn into a novel. Most viewers have seen the invaluable contributions of Dick Eastman, George Morgan and Drew Smith, but less obvious is the work of folks like Sam Butterworth and Alyssa Gregory who have kept things running smoothly, all the directors, camera people and other crew members we've dragged from conference halls to cemeteries, the editors, musicians and graphic designers who have toiled to make our original programming first rate, the web and TV designers who have quite literally made us look good, the countless professional genealogists who have allowed us to interview them . . . the list goes on and on.
These people are the reason we won four Tellys in our very first year and why genealogists have shows like Unclaimed Persons, Down Under, and DNA Stories to watch. These and hundreds of other videos can be watched by anyone around the globe whenever they want -- and better yet, it's free.
If you've enjoyed any of our shows over the last couple of years, I'd like to ask for a little present for our second birthday -- tell folks about RootsTelevision.com. We've been so focused on creating the shows that we haven't spent much time telling folks that we're here, so we'd be very appreciative if you'd send your friends emails (click here for a message you can can copy) or mention us at your next monthly society meeting. Please also consider signing up for our newsletter or the Og Blog to learn about the latest shows we've launched. Barring that, just make yourself a note to come check us out each Tuesday as we roll out our new shows on New Roots Tuesdays.
Thanks for a terrific first two years, thanks for watching, and thanks for telling all your friends about us!