Andrea Bentschneider at Mein Nachmittag on North German television

Again, Andrea Bentschneider was on German television. On 20 February 2019, she was a guest at the North German public television program “Mein Nachmittag” (my afternoon). And the topic? Genealogy of course! Andrea Bentschneider talked to the moderators Kristina Lüdke and Arne Jessen about a current fascination for genealogy in Germany, about the expectations of clients and about exciting cases and surprising findings.


Andrea Bentschneider at Live nach Neun on German TV

Mondays till Fridays from 09:05 to 09:55 a.m., the live TV show “Live nach Neun” (live after nine) airs on German public television station “ARD”. There are 3 changing moderator teams and the show is produced in Düsseldorf. On Tuesday, 19 February 2019, Andrea Bentschneider was live at the studio, answering questions on our great profession, professional genealogy.


Andrea Bentschneider on the German TV show DAS!

One of our most exciting genealogy projects was retold on the German television station NDR. On 05 February 2019, Andrea Bentschneider was part of a short film of the evening show DAS!. The show was broadcasted on NDR between 06:45 and 07:30 p.m. German time.


Andrea Bentschneider at ARD-Buffet in German television

Initially, Andrea Bentschneider was supposed to be be live at the ARD-Buffet on 22 January 2019. The German public television program addresses various topics of daily life. It airs every weekday between 12:15 and 1:00 p.m. and is produced in Baden-Baden. However, due to a program modification on short notice the show was canceled.


Andrea Bentschneider on NDR 1 Radio MV

On the occasion of German Remembrance Day on 18 November, the radio station NDR 1 Radio MV sent a radio interview with Andrea Bentschneider on Thursday 15 November 2018. She talked about genealogy, where to start, sources etc. The interview was aired between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and later between 08:15 and 9 p.m. there was a summary.


Research for a documentation on Sir John Monash

On Tuesday 24 April 2018, the first part of the documentation “Monash & Me. Peter Greste on Australia’s Great Commander” on Sir John Monash is aired on ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Beyond History had the pleasure to help with the research.


Beyond History in the German magazine Lea

We, or rather our company founder Andrea Bentschneider, were in the media again. This time it was the German women’s magazine Lea. In mid-February an article on women with professions that are not commonplace was published. One of the portrayed women is Andrea Bentschneider, whose personal path to professional genealogy is traced.


We are moving

In December 2017, we are moving to new offices. They are only about 1.5 kilometers (beeline) away from the old ones, but still, moving takes its time.


Beyond History in the media

We are very happy: This week we were in the media not once, but twice. First in the US-television where we were named in the credits of the latest episode of “Finding Your Roots”, and today in an article about our work that was published in the German newspaper “Hamburger Abendblatt”.


Research for “Finding Your Roots” Season 4

At 8/7c on Tuesday, 3 October 2017, the fourth season of “Finding Your Roots” starts on PBS. This season features Ta-Nehisi Coates, Ted Danson, Bryant Gumbel, Scarlett Johansson, Garrison Keillor, Téa Leoni, William H. Macy, Janet Mock, Lupita Nyong'o, Paul Rudd, Amy Schumer, Mary Steenburgen and Christopher Walken amongst others. The first episode traces the family histories of Larry David and Bernie Sanders.


Pirates-of-the-Caribbean-Star Geoffrey Rush is inspired by his German ancestors

On Thursday/Friday, 25/26 May 2017, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" starts in cinemas. Again, Geoffrey Rush can be seen as Captain Hector Barbossa. In 2015, Beyond History had the pleasure to research the Northern German ancestors of the Australian actor for "Who Do You Think You Are?" Soon afterwards, the shooting of the newest Caribbean-adventure started.


Liv Tyler at “Who Do You Think You Are?” USA

After the episode on Noah Wyle was broadcast on 26 March, TLC now airs Liv Tylers trip into her family history on Monday, 24 April 2017 at 10/9c. The actress is the second person in this season of “Who Do You Think You Are?” we did research for. Unfortunately our research on a pastor’s family in Wertheim, Germany didn’t make it into the episode, but we are still very excited.


Noah Wyle at “Who Do You Think You Are?” USA

The American TV network TLC broadcasts new episodes of „Who Do You Think You Are?“. The first show, aired on 5 March, unraveld the family history of Courtney Cox. Julie Bowen and Jennifer Grey followed. Further Stars will be Jessica Biel, Smokey Robinson, John Stamos, Liv Tyler and Noah Wyle. For two of these celebrities we did background Research.


Geoffrey Rush receives Berlinale Camera

Saturday, 11. February 2017, Geoffrey Rush presents his newest film at Berlinale, the 67th Berlin International Film Festival, and receives one of three Berlinale Cameras. It is presented since 1986 to personalities and institutions to which it feels particularly indebted. Rush starred in eight films presented at the Berlin International Film Festival over the years.


Genealogy on German TV

We are on television again! The topic is amateur and professional genealogy. There will be an about 5 minute long contribution on German TV channel n-tv on 12 January 2017 at 6:35 p.m. in the program “Ratgeber”. We are very excited to see, what has become of the day of shooting in November.


TV production in Hamburg Part 2

When Geoffrey Rush was asked if he wanted to take part in the Australian show „Who Do You Think You Are?“, there was not a moment of hesitation. A packed calendar delayed the cooperation, but in 2014, finally, it happened. He only had a vague idea about German ancestors on his mother’s side, but what we found out he would never have expected.



TV production in Hamburg

On the set with an Australian TV production in Hamburg’s beautiful Speicherstadt. But who is Andrea Bentschneider talking to? More information to follow – in August 2015!


The Danish emigrants in Hamburg in the 19th century

In mid-June Andrea Bentschneider had the pleasure of meeting the famous Danish travel journalist Poul Husted in Hamburg. She answered all his questions on the topic of Danish emigrants in Hamburg. They also visited the Emigration Museum Ballinstadt together.