International supermodel Cindy Crawford has humble roots as an “American mutt” in the Midwest, where her family has lived for generations. But she wonders about the rest of her story.
Where did it begin? She starts with an intriguing family question: is she related to Ernest Hemingway through the Hemingway branch of her own family? The 1880 census starts her on the path to that answer — but opens the door to even more questions.
On tonight’s Who Do You Think You Are? Cindy heads to Europe, where she finds an ancestor who left behind a story with more than meets the eye at first glance. As she uncovers the truth about his life, she finds her own deep connection to history.
In an episode that’s anything but ordinary, Cindy finds incredible details in parish records, Quarter Session rolls and rich narratives and is presented with one of the most awe-inspiring pedigree charts you’ve ever seen.
Through it all, she realizes that family history is just that—history— and is a gift she can give her children. Watch tonight at 9|8c on TLC or catch the episode online tomorrow on tlc.com.
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.