Wednesday, March 24, 2021

GenFriends: Relative Race Season 7: Day 5 with Tristan Tolman!


Day 5 of Relative Race brought more fun, tears, and family!
The panel, Melissa Barker, Dan Earl, and Laura Hedgecock, and I were happy to be joined by Tristan Tolman. Tristan is the head genealogist for the show. She talked about her responsibilities looking for family connections and the privilege she gets of contacting the teams and their family members. From there we move on to talking about Day 5.
Another amazing day for the teams as they pushed through the challenge, discovered new relatives, and how the day ended with the results.

Watch as we get an inside view of the genealogy that puts it all together!

Have you watched Day 5?

What was your favorite part? We'd love to hear from you!

Links In This Episode: Relative Race

Contact the Panelists:

Melissa Barker -A Genealogists in the Archives

Dan Earl-Family History Guy

Laura Hedgecock-Treasure Chest of Memories

Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy

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  1. I noticed that Anthony, on blue team had a less than excited reaction when talking to his Aunt about his mom. Did anyone else notice that?

    1. Meeting family in these situations has got to be harder than we think. It could be that he was trying to process meetinng her. Thanks so much for watching and leaving a comment. I will have to go back and see his reaction again!