Posted by on July 5, 2014 in Who Do You Think You Are?

Mark your calendars, Who Do You Think You Are? returns to TLC on July 23rd at 9/8c and will feature family history journeys with Cynthia Nixon, Valerie Bertinelli, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Lauren Graham, Kelsey Grammer, Rachel McAdams and her sister, Kayleen McAdams.

Ancestry is proud to be a research partner on the show again and we’ll have insights from each episode, the local areas they are filmed in and more.

Follow WDYTYA on Facebook and for those of you Twitter fans, follow the hashtag #WDYTYA to connect with us and others enjoying the series as it airs.

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.


Just Wondering 

Did this post just ruin the page layout for anyone else?

July 6, 2014 at 6:09 pm
saleh stevens 

The post affected the layout for me. Difficult to trace some names-different religious derivatives create forks in the road. I have difficulty tracing through the middle east. Nice to have an ending to at least 1 pathway!

July 6, 2014 at 6:38 pm

In before the “Why don’t you do regular people, like my next door neighbor’s cousin” morons

July 7, 2014 at 1:38 pm

Why don’t the do real people. I could care less about a rich actors family tree.

July 7, 2014 at 6:38 pm
Mary Connell 

Does anyone know if this new season will be broadcast on OTA (over the air) stations since I do not have access to TLC? Or will it be available on Ancestry or another site?
Thanks and happy hunting. This is a great program.

July 13, 2014 at 10:42 am

Kristie Wells——I want to contact whomever makes the decision on a segment of the show—“WDYTYR”—I have a name that we have traced to 1634—This name is responsible and the Ancestor of EVERY person in the US with that name—a unique name—1634 Eastern Shore of Virginia–then NC–then Alabama–Then Texas and now California–with a myriad of families in between—This person ori9ginated from a person who left Bavaria–On the Rhine River—and fled to England–Maldon–changed his name and married and came to America—We cannot prove and have few details of the connection to England and Bavaria/Germany–could this show help us find the connection?

July 21, 2014 at 9:36 am
Johari Ade 

I use to really enjoy this show. I teach genealogy workshops at a local University. Tips on how to trace their individual race and ethnicity is (of course) a big part of that class. In the past there was quite of bit of diversity, and the students learned a lot. I wrote to the producers and suggested that they perhaps do a segment with an Asian celebrity. Not only did that not happen, but for the last two years there have been no African American celebrities. Do they have new producers? Less interest in diversity? What gives?

July 21, 2014 at 5:35 pm
Barb Ledbury 

Is it possible to see a replay for those of us who do not have access to TLC?

July 30, 2014 at 7:41 pm

wondering who pays for all the traveling expense on the show

August 13, 2014 at 7:24 pm