Who Do You Think You Are?

It’s always refreshing when regular folks who aren’t looking for royal connections still find an fascinating genealogy. Last night’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? featured country music start Trisha Yearwood who discovered that her ancestral relatives stole wounded and killed “several fat bucks” from English royal hunting grounds in the 1700s. Comment […]

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TLC has picked up Who Do You Think You Are? It airs every Tuesday at 9/8c yesterday’s episode featured  Christina Applegate and the entire show is now available on TLC. You can watch it on your computer, tablet or television and even smart phone. Click on TLC to visit the site and view Christina’s experience. […]

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TLC is airing a brand new season of “Who Do You Think You Are?” with eight episodes featuring celebrities on a journey through their own history. There’s an interesting lineup of celebrities: Christina Applegate Kelly Clarkson Cindy Crawford Zooey Deschanel Chelsea Handler Chris O’Donnell Jim Parsons Trisha Yearwood The premier airs on July 23 and […]

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If you’re researching your family history, or just an enthusiastic NASCAR racing (especially a Jr. Nation) fan, you’ll be more than interested to know that Dale Earnhardt Jr. has discovered an interest in his own genealogy. I couldn’t help smiling when I read the article written by Jim Utter of the Charlotte Observer, because Dale […]

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For me, this was the best to date. It’s the kind of family history that most people can expect to find. No extremes, but amazingly emotional for the Oscar winning actress. Helen Hunt cried when she visited her great-great-grandmother’s grave and said, “What she achieved has affected every generation. It’s such a big deal. She […]

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The premier episode of Who Do You Think You Are? which aired on Friday night didn’t disappoint . Celebrated actor Martin Sheen  (Ramon Estevez) was the first of the third season.  The fact that this is the third season speaks for itself. Martin Sheen has been arrested several times for his social activism and during […]

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Brightsolid owned by D.C. Thomson of Dundee, Scotland, is making news once again. The following announcement notifies readers that they are moving into the U.S. market and have hired D. Joshua Taylor one of our most successful genealogists who has featured twice on NBC’s Who Do You think You Are? As part of the move […]

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The much acclaimed serious Who Do You Think You Are? kicks off  season three on Friday, February 3 at 8 p.m. on NBC with a great line-up of celebrities to share details of their family research and what shaped their families. You can all learn from the expert genealogists from Ancestry.com who help with the […]

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Sandy on August 16th, 2011

Actress Ashley Judd thought her great-great-great grandfather had lost his leg in the prison camp in Andersonville. The fact is that her ancestor lost his leg in the Battle of Saltville, Virginia and learned the truth from George Wunderlich, executive director of the National Museum of Civil Ware Medicine in Frederick, Maryland. The information was discovered […]

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The Golden Globe-winning actor Steve Buscemi  is “next on” tonight as he embarks on a journey to discover the rogues and villains of his ancestry. You’ll learn what he uncovers in tonight’s new episode of “Who Do You Think You Are?” Ancestry.com is a sponsor of the show airing Friday nights at 8/7c on NBC. […]

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Sandy on February 13th, 2011

If you missed Episode 2 of “Who Do You Think You Are?” country music star Tim McGraw’s search for his roots, click on the link. It was a terrific show. The country music superstar uncovers his father’s heritage among the Founding Fathers. I’m sure it was a cathartic experience for him—It usually is.

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Ancestry.com will once again be partnering with NBC to help celebrities discover their family histories in Season 2 of “Who Do You Think You Are?”, premiering on Friday, February 4. Viewers can take an up-close and personal look inside the family history of some of today’s most beloved and iconic celebrities including, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim […]

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Sandy on January 6th, 2011

Since Ancestry.com went public (Nasdaq: ACOM) ” The Motley Fool” has had a lot to say on the subject and, although I smashed their first article last year, I tend agree with today’s contribution. Ancestry  apparently hit an all-time high this morning tacking on to gains after an analyst upgrade. This is no small thing. […]

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