Beyond the Broadcast

Surnames, Genes and Genealogy

Tuesdays, 19 June - 17 July 2001, 11.00-11.30 a.m.

George Redmonds George Redmonds presents a five-part series that brings the awesome power of DNA analysis to bear on the fascinating subject of surname origins and family roots

Series produced by Sandra Sykes, BBC Natural History Unit Radio
Factsheet written and compiled by David Hey


Programme 1: There's only one Mr Sykes   Audio
Programme 2: Mapping your surname
Programme 3: Understanding your family roots
Programme 4: Going through the 1800 barrier
Programme 5: DNA - the final frontier?

Origins of surnames
The Black Death
The distribution of surnames
Tracing your family tree

Books and magazines
Further information

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