Zooey Deschanel knew her spitfire grandmother wasn’t the only strong woman in her family story. So on tonight’s all new Who Do You Think You Are? she sets out to learn more about the women in her past.
Her quest takes her to Lancaster, PA — a hotbed of abolitionism in the mid-1800s — where she discovers her 4x great-grandmother and her fierce devotion to the anti-slavery movement. In a story packed with courage, bravery and spirit, Zooey finds records, meeting notes and memoirs that reveal surprising facts about her family and her connection to some of the most important events in American history.
Watch this fascinating episode with all the strong women in your life. Tuesdays 9|8c on TLC.
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About Kristie Wells
Kristie is Ancestry's Head of Global Social Media and Online Support Community and is responsible for developing and managing the company's social media and social business offerings worldwide. She works with a team of community managers, genealogists and social content developers to help educate Ancestry's existing customers, inspire new family historians and expand awareness into new social audiences and communities. She has a deep love of family history and is currently trying to break through the brick wall of her Christophier line (that was supposedly French and Catalan, but it seems was really the Christopher's from Iowa) and to one day prove where the heck William Wells of Southhold, NY (b. 1608) was really born.