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Researchers From Ancestry.com Help Explore the Oregon Trail, Klondike Gold Rush, & More on New Season of TLC Series “Who Do You Think You Are?”

The following is from globenewswire: PROVO, Utah, July 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – In the new season of TLC’s Emmy-nominated series “Who Do You Think You Are?” Ancestry.com researchers mined thousands of historical documents to help producers make new family history discoveries for an all-star line up of celebrities. The new season premieres tonight and […]

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Nas Discovers His Ancestry Via Gates’s “Finding Your Roots:

Hip Hop star, Nasir Jones, found out about his ancestry recently as part of the 10-part season 2 of Finding Your Roots. The following excerpt is from an article posted July 24, 2014 at allhiphop.com: Throughout his career Nas has used his music to explore and present historical information he felt was relevant to his […]

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Last Week to Pledge Support for Documentary That Portrays Genealogy as Art, Science & Hard-Work.

The following is from Ken Marks: Ambitious Kickstarter.com project must return pledges if funding goal is not met. Speaking Saturday before a well-attended meeting of CAGGNI (Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois) Kicking Up the Past project producer Ken J. Marks said, “this is the only documentary you will find on television that portrays […]

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Kicking Up the Past Fundraiser Starts Today

Chicago-area teacher and genealogist announces a project to “crowd-fund” a television documentary based on submitted family history stories. Genealogist Madonna Davis announced that she has received approval of her creative project to “crowd-fund” a television documentary based on submitted family history stories from Kickstarter.com. The fund-raising project launched today, Thursday, October 10th and will run […]

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Genealogy Roadshow Playlists

The Genealogy Roadshow will be showing on Monday evenings on PBS. The episodes were filmed in a number of cities, Nashville, Detroit, San Francisco, and Austin. Every great story needs a soundtrack. What’s yours? As PBS prepares to hit the road in the new series GENEALOGY ROADSHOW, premiering Monday, September 23rd, we thought this cross-country […]

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Queen Latifah Agrees to be on Who Do You Think You Are?

The following excerpt is from the September 23, 2013 edition of theindychannel.com: QUEEN LATIFAH has agreed to research her family tree for genealogy show WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? after producer LISA KUDROW revealed the singer/actress previously turned down the chance to appear on the series. Kudrow was a guest on Latifah’s new TV […]

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Genealogy Roadshow to Debut on PBS Monday, Sept. 23

Most of us have been watching TLC’s Who Do You think You Are? Celebrity’s are visiting archives, flitting about the world from one city to another, and finding all kinds of neat things about their ancestry – all brought to us in one hour. Of course, there very well may have been 1000 hours of […]

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Background on the Trisha Yearwood Episode on “Who Do You Think You Are?”

I’ve been a Trisha Yearwood fan since I saw her at FanFair in Nashville in 1991. Her big hit, which launched her career was “She’s in Love With the Boy.” It had a catchy tune to it that made it one of those songs, that once heard, made it one that stayed in your mind, […]

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More on the “Who Do You Think You Are?” Episode Featuring Chris O’Donnell

This last week I posted a blog about the “Who Do You Think You Are?” episode featuring Chris O’Donnell. In the episode, Chris O’Donnell read some excerpts from the written reminiscence of his great-great grandfather Michael McEnnis. The Missouri Historical Museum posted the full reminiscence on their website. Click here to read the original document! […]

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Chris O’Donnell of “NCIS: Los Angeles Featured in Tuesday’s “Who Do You Think You Are?”

The following is from the stltoday.com website. If you’ve seen the Gateway Arch in the opening titles of this season’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” (8 p.m. Tuesdays on TLC), maybe you wondered which celebrity would be investigating his or her family history here. Turns out, it’s Chris O’Donnell of “NCIS: Los Angeles,” who […]

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Genealogy Roadshow to Tape in Austin, TX; Detroit, MI; Nashville, TN; and San Francisco, CA

According to am AP article in the thetimesherald.com, PBS is filming at a home today in the historic Indian Village of Detroit, Michigan. The new PBS series will begin broadcast this fall, and is said to combine science with history to tell American family stories. Taping will be done in Austin, Texas; Detroit, Michigan; Nashville, […]

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HBO Offers Up Family Tree, 1 of 4 New Genealogy Shows Coming Soon

This article by Megan Smolenyak was posted at the Huffington Post: HBO’s Family Tree First of Four Genealogy Series to Air in U.S. Posted: 05/02/2013 10:29 am Though there’s been a bit of a vacuum in genealogical programming in the U.S. over the last year or so, that’s happily about to change. First up is […]

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Move Over ‘Antiques,’ Here Comes the Genealogy Roadshow

Information about the new show to air was found on the blog at SFGate.com. The new PBS show will begin filming and airing in San Fransico. Here is and excerpt from the articles: PBS and KQED, the Bay Area’s public media outlet, are teaming up to create a new TV series combining the proven popularity […]

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Minnesota Women Discovers Her Swedish Family Via a Reality Show

The following excerpt is from an article a the February 7, 2013 edition of KSTP.com: If you’ve ever heard a good “Sven and Ole” joke, you can credit that to the large Scandinavian population that settled in Minnesota. Nearly 10 percent of our population has Swedish ancestors. According to the 2000 Census, 586,000 Swedish-Americans have […]

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The Learning Channel May Pick Up “Who Do You Think You Are?”

The following teasor is from the September 20, 2012 edition of Bloomberg Businessweek: Cross you fingers, and hope… A few prayors couldn’t hurt. Discovery Communications Inc. (DISCA)’s TLC is in talks to pick up “Who Do You Think You Are,” a show that works with Ancestry.com Inc. (ACOM) to unearth the genealogy of celebrities, two […]

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