Rosie O’Donnell has always known she was Irish – but why did her family leave their homeland and how did they land in North America? Those are just two questions Rosie sets out to answer on tonight’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? From their 20th-century home in New Jersey to her ancestors’ former life in Ireland, Rosie discovers the hardships they faced, experiences the lives they led, and learns how blessed she is today, thanks to her ancestors. The show, sponsored by Ancestry.com, airs tonight on NBC at 8/7c.
I love ancestry.com and the show on NBC! I do have a suggestion that I think would be amazing! I think you should randomly select a researcher on ancestry.com to help with their tree. For example, I have been researching my family for over 5 years now and what originally got me interested in genealogy was the interest in my maiden name (Nagele). All I wanted to know was where we came from. I have found every other branch of my tree except where the Nagele’s came from. It would be amazing to have some of the help that the celebrities have had to figure out my heritage. I also know I am not the only person with this kind of story. How amazing to finally break through the brick wall that has been haunting them! Also it would be nice to have the “winner” featured briefly on the show to show everyone their success story and inspire more researchers.
Thank you so much for your website and show!