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So James Bond Isn’t from Britain After All?

The following teaser is from an article posted April 30, 2015 at the Daily Mail website. It’s the kind of genealogical puzzle that James Bond himself would have been satisfied to solve. Researchers have discovered that 007 star Daniel Craig has a rather more exotic heritage than the fictional Englishman he plays on screen. Records […]

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Ben Affleck’s ancestor may not have owned slaves at all…

I and many others wrote last week about Ben Affleck and his ancestor’s slaves. Now comes an article posted on The Daily Beast website that points out that Affleck’s ancestor may not have owned slaves at all. Following is a teaser. But new research conducted by The Daily Beast and Georgia genealogist Barbara Stock suggests […]

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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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Megan Smolenyak Uproots 1/4 of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Online Family Tree

The following teaser is from an article posted by my friend, Megan Smolenyak, at the Huffington Post website. With a little digging, she proved that 1/4 of Hillary Clinton’s posted online family trees are wrong… Again, showing that just because it’s on the Internet does not make it true. Very good, Megan! When Irish America […]

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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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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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Stephen Colbert’s Irish Ancestry

My friend, Megan Smolenyak, recently wrote an article published in Irish America Magazine, and picked up at Irish 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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Donny Osmond Joins RootsTech 2015 As A Keynote Speaker

The following news release is from FamilySearch: Iconic Entertainer to Speak at Largest Family History Event in the World SALT LAKE CITY, 22 October 2014 — One of the biggest names in entertainment from one of the most well-known families in the world will be part of the largest family history conference in the world. […]

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Legacy of Roy Rogers & Dale Evans’ Daughter Lives On at Robin’s Corner Museum at Dale Rogers Training Center

I’ve been a Roy Rogers and Dale Evans fan since childhood.The first record I can remember parents purchasing specifically for me was entitled, “The Bible Tells Me So.” It was written by Dale Evans, and recorded for kids by Roy and Dale. Until today I hadn’t realized that Roy and Dale had a daughter by […]

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Carrier and Otis Brand Founders Turn Out to Be Cousins

The following news release is from Two men whose innovations changed the way the world built cities shared more than just a creative streak — they also share a bloodline. Experts at the New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston have confirmed that Willis Carrier’s great-grandmother, Lydia Otis, was cousins with Elisha Otis, making […]

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