TV-projects - researches

TV-projects - researches

TV-productions for which the Beyond History expert team conducted research and appeared in front of the camera:

Australia: "Who do you think you are?“

Rachel Griffiths (actress)

On 11 Oct 2016, on SBS One, season 08, episode 05/2016.

Research of her German Jewish ancestors in Hamburg, Northrhine-Westfalia and Rhineland-Palatine.

Special research topic: medical historic research at the times of Frederic the Great. 

USA: "Who do you think you are?“

Lea Michele (actress, singer and author)

On 08 May 2016, on TLC, season 08 episode 06.

Special research topic: Research for a Jewish ancestor who worked for the German diplomatic mission in Istanbul, Turkey during WW1. 

USA: "Who do you think you are?“

Chris Noth (actor)

On 01 May 2016, on TLC, season 08 episode 05.

Genealogical research of his ancestors in Wurttemburg and Switzerland.

 

 

USA: "Who do you think you are?“

Bryan Cranston (actor and director)

On 23 Aug 2015, on TLC, season 07 episode 05.

Genealogical research of his German ancestors in Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein.

Special research topic: serfdom, research in newspapers and court files, emigration research.

Australia: "Who do you think you are?“

Geoffrey Rush (oscar winning actor)

On 04 Aug 2015, on SBS One, season 07, episode 01/2016.

Research of his German ancestors in Wurttemberg, Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg and Denmark.

Special research topic: the state regulated music system in Northern Germany in the 18th century. 

Appearance of Andrea Bentschneider as an expert.

USA: "Who do you think you are?“

Ginnifer Goodwin (actress)

On 26 Jul 2015, on TLC, season 07 episode 01.

Genealogical research of her Jewish ancestors in Westprussia and Berlin.


USA: "Who do you think you are?“

Josh Groban (singer)

On 15 Mar 2015, on TLC, season 06 episode 02.

Genealogical research of his German ancestors in Wurttemberg in the 17th century.

Special research topic: church history, pietism and astrology.

Netherlands: “Verborgen Verleden (Hidden Past)“

Ruben Nicolai (a Dutch TV presenter and singer)

On 18 Oct 2014, tv-station NPO 2, season 05, episode 04.

Research of his German ancestors in the District Erfurt in Thuringia.

Appearance of Andrea Bentschneider as an expert (watch her as of minute 07:18)

USA: "Who do you think you are?“

Jesse Tyler Ferguson (actor, "Modern Family")

On 30 Jul 2014, on TLC, season 05 episode 02/2014.

Genealogical research in Wurttemberg.

USA: "Who do you think you are?“

Cynthia Nixon (actress)

On 23 Jul 2014, on TLC, season 05, episode 01/2014.

Genealogical research in Rhineland-Palatine.

Great Britain: “Who do you think you are?"

Marianne Faithfull (singer, actress)

On 18 Sep 2013, on BBC One, season 10, episode 09/2013. 

Research of her Jewish ancestors in Berlin and Vienna as well as research in the artist scene.

USA: "Who do you think you are?“

Chelsea Handler (actress, author, talk show host)

On 06 Aug 2013, on TLC, season 04, episode 03/2013.

Research in the Ruhr region in Germany as well as military history research in Berlin.

Appearance of Andrea Bentschneider as an expert.

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USA: "Who do you think you are?“

Rashida Jones (actress, singer, daughter of Quincy Jones)

On 04 May 2012, on NBC, season 03, episode 10/2012.

Research of war events in Riga in December 1944.

USA: "Who do you think you are?“

Helen Hunt (actress)

On 23 Mar 2012, on NBC, season 03, episode 6/2012.

Research of her Jewish ancestors in Lower Saxony and Bavaria.

Norway: “Hvem tror du at du er? (Who do you think you are?)“

Kristin Krohn Devold (former minister of defence)

In Feb 2010, on NRK 1,  season 01, episode 08.

Research of her ancestors in 16th century Hamburg, Altona and Schleswig-Holstein.

Australia: "Who do you think you are?“

Maggie Beer (chef, cookbook author and grocery producer)

On 25 Oct 2009, on SBS One, season 02, episode 05/2009.

Research in Catholic church books and archival research for land register entries and notary files in Hesse and Rhineland-Palatine.

Appearance of Andrea Bentschneider as an expert.

Australia: "Who do you think you are?“

Ben Mendelsohn (actor)

On 11 Oct 2009, on SBS One, season 02, episode 03/2009.

Research of his Jewish ancestors in Germany, Poland, Hungary and Austria.

Appearance of Andrea Bentschneider as an expert in Pila  (Schneidemühl) in Poland.

Australia: “Who do you think you are?“

Ita Buttrose (journalist and business woman)

On 17 Feb 2008, , on SBS One, season 01, episode 06/2008.

Research of her Jewish ancestors in Bavaria.

Canada: “Ancestors in the Attic”, 2008 & 2009:

The Secret, episode 20.

Black Market Baby?, episode 21.

Research about Mennonites in Germany and Poland; military historical research in German archives; researching German prisoners of war and forced laborers during the Third Reich; search for living relatives, etc.

Appearances of Andrea Bentschneider as an expert.

Germany: “Das Geheimnis meiner Familie (The Secret Of My Family)": April 2008

Christine Neubauer (German Actress):
Detailed research in Catholic Church records in Munich, Swabia, Lower and Upper Bavaria and Upper Austria.

Germany: “Das Geheimnis meiner Familie (The Secret Of My Family)": April 2008

Armin Rohde (German Actor):
Research of his ancestors in Gdansk, the Czech Republic and Silesia as well as detailed research of the military past of both his grandfathers during the Second World War.

USA: Documentary Film “Abandoned in the Arctic“, 2007:

Research about relatives of a German participant of the Greely Expedition (1881-1884) and research in historical newspapers about reports on the expedition.

Germany: TV series “Vorfahren gesucht! – War Großvater ein Nazi? (Wanted: Ancestors! - Was Grandfather a Nazi?)" WDR, August 2007

The history of the Nerger family:

Researching their ancestors in Mecklenburg and Thuringia.