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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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“Roots: Our Journeys Home” Debuts Sunday, October 12 on CNN With 2 hour Primetime Showing

Finding celebrity roots has become a big deal on television. Now CNN show hosts have gotten into the act with a “Roots, Our Journeys Home” series which begins Sunday, October 12 at 9 pm Eastern. Following is the schedule. Click on the link for more detail. “ROOTS: OUR JOURNEYS HOME” kicks off Sunday, October 12th, […]

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Who Do You Think You Are? Off To A Good Start For the Season

Last evening I kicked back and watched Who Do You Think You Are? on TLC for three hours running. The evening’s “new” hour-long show was an episode dealing with Jess Tyler Ferguson’s family history. The show dealt with a great-grandfather by the name of Jessie Wheat Uppercue. The man had what we might call a […]

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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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