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Who Do You Think You Are?

Posted on March 11, 2011 at 8:31 PM

Have you ever watched the show Who Do You Think You Are?  It usually airs on NBC at 8:00 p.m. EST on Friday nights.  The show is sponsored by Ancestry.com and features celebrities who are searching for their family roots.  Season two has featured Tim McGraw, Kim Cattrall, Lionel Richie, Rosie O'Donnell, and Vanessa Williams.  The celebrity being featured starts with information he or she knows and then meets with professional genealogists and librarians along the way to work back in time.  They often visit cemeteries, home sites, and countries of origin.  They sometimes even meet new relatives along the way.  The show makes genealogy look so easy; but why wouldn't it be when you have professionals handing you all of the references you need, and money for travel is no obstacle.  I do find it amazing that genealogy research has become so popular that NBC has been able to keep a show such as this going for two seasons now.  If you ever have a chance to check the show out, I do recommend it for entertainment purposes.  You can also view previous episodes by clicking on the link above.  So, Who Do You Think You Are?

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Reply Donna Cunningham
4:19 PM on August 8, 2011 
I watched the show featuring Tim McGraw and realized my ancestors on my mother's side came over at the same time with Tim McGraw's ancestors. This really brought history to life for me and I learned a lot of new things about the German Palatine movement to England and later N.Y. Found it fascinating. And they do make it look so easy as I am running into brick walls just trying to discover my gg grandfather Gustaves Cunningham's parents!

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