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TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are? to Feature Melissa Etheridge This Sunday

This Sunday, Who Do You Think You Are? will feature Melissa Etheridge – as she goes on a journey to uncover her father’s maternal roots. Ms. Etheridge is an American rock guitarist, and singer-songwriter. In this season finale episode, Melissa finds French Canadian ancestors who were shaken by a scandalous lawsuit, a turbulent relationship entangled […]

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Ben Affleck Apologizes for Attempting to Conceal Slave-Owning Ancestry

A few days ago, Ben Affleck apologized for the attempt to conceal slave-owning ancestry, which turned up during research for the PBS documentary “Finding Your Roots.” Wikileaks published emails which showed the attempt – which seemed to have worked… for a while. I find it humorous to see that Affleck was embarrassed by the facts. […]

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Who Do You Think You Are? to Feature Bill Paxton Sunday, April 19 on TLC

This week’s Who Do You Think You Are? features Bill Paxton – maybe best known for his lead role in the movie “Twister.” Bill always wondered if he was related to Texan hero, Sam Houston (who he just happens to be playing in a movie out next year). After Bill sees that indeed he and […]

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America Ferrera To be Featured in this Week’s “Who Do You Think You?”

The upcoming Who Do You Think You Are? will feature America Ferrera. She’s best known for her award-winning role as Betty Suaraz in the ABC Comedy, Ugly Betty (2006-2010). Ms. Ferrera actually heads to Honduras in this episode. She’s looking for a connection to her father, whom she barely knew. What’s really fascinating is that […]

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History Professor Dan Feller to be on TV Twice in the Next 10 Days

The following excerpt is from an article posted in March 27, 2015 edition of http://tntoday.utk.edu/: [University of Tennessee] History Professor Dan Feller will be on television twice in the next ten days — once as part of C-SPAN’s Lectures in History series and once on the popular cable TV program Who Do You think You […]

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TLC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” to Feature Sean Hayes Sunday, March 29, 2015

I got to see a preview of the upcoming March 29, 2015 episode of TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are? This one features Sean Hayes – who is most likely best known for his role as Jack McFarland in the long-running NBC sitcom, Will and Grace. He won an Emmy Award for that gig. […]

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Angie Harmon to be Featured this Sunday on TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are?

One-time model, and now actress, Angie Harmon, is to be featured on The Learning Channel’s Who Do You Think You Are? this Sunday (March 22, 2015 at 10/9c). She may be best known for playing the character ADA Abbie Carmichael from 1998-2001 on NBC’s series Law & Order. In the upcoming episode, which was filmed […]

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Josh Groban to be Featured Sunday on TLC’s Who Do You Think You ? #Genealogy

I’ll be honest about this – I’m afraid that up until finding out that Josh Groban was going to be featured on Who Do You Think You Are? this weekend, I didn’t even know who he was. I’d heard the name, but had no clue beyond that. I’m a country music fan, and Josh doesn’t […]

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Who Do You Think You Are? Starts New Season Sunday, March 8, 2015 on TLC – #Genealogy

Season 5 of the American version of Who Do You Think You Are? starts this Sunday on TLC Television. The episodes will air at 10/9 Central. Celebrities to be featured in Season 5 include: Julie Chen Josh Groban Angie Harmon Sean Hayes Tony Goldwyn America Ferrera Bill Paxton Melissa Etheridge Full episodes are currently online […]

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Leland Attended a #RootsTech Opening Session…

I’ve been attending conferences for over 30 years, and this morning was the first time I’ve ever had the opportunity to attend an opening session. In past years I’ve always been in an exhibit booth getting ready to sell books. This year I came to RootsTech as an attendee, and got to be on the […]

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Stephen Colbert’s Irish Ancestry

My friend, Megan Smolenyak, recently wrote an article published in Irish America Magazine, and picked up at Irish Central.com. She’s done a lot of research on his family, and in the article, she digs into it. The following teaser is from the article… “I had already snooped into Stephen Tyrone Colbert’s past and discovered that […]

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PBS Series Genealogy RoadShow Features New Orleans Feb. 3

The following excerpt is from the January 30, 2014 website of the Philadelphia Tribune: The PBS series “Genealogy Roadshow,” now in its second season, continues at 8 p.m., Feb. 3 on WHYY, with an engrossing episode emanating from the New Orleans Board of Trade. “Genealogy Roadshow” stars genealogists Kenyatta D. Berry, Joshua Taylor and Mary […]

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An Anchor/Reporter’s Exciting Discoveries in Family History

Rob Cardwell is a news anchor/reporter for WTVR – CBS6 in Richmond, Virginia. He didn’t know much of anything about his family tree, and even less about Richmond history when he moved there from Panama Beach, Florida nearly 15 years ago. However, with some digging (pun intended), Chesterfield County Public Library, Ancestry.com, and other resources, […]

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PBS Genealogy Roadshow Season 2 Premieres January 13

The following news release is from Nisa Kiang at goodmanmedia.com ARLINGTON, VA; DECEMBER 9, 2014 – From descendants of the infamous pirate Blackbeard to heroes of the Holocaust, PBS’ GENEALOGY ROADSHOW uncovers family secrets in the series’ second season, which premieres Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. ET and airs every Tuesday through February […]

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The “Genealogy Roadshow” Comes to Philadelphia October 25 & 26

The following excerpt is from an article by Kristie Rearick, posted in the October 14 edition of NJ.com: On Saturday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 26, PBS and WHYY bring the TV series “Genealogy Roadshow,” to Philadelphia. Anyone can attend this free event and watch as preselected area residents have family mysteries revealed on camera […]

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