Who Do You Think You Are? Changes Kelsey Grammer’s Perspective

Posted by Ancestry.com on August 20, 2014 in Who Do You Think You Are?

We’ll let you in on a secret.  When we do family history research for Who Do You Think You Are? we find all kinds of stories in each celebrity’s family tree. Our ancestors lived through amazing historical events, made decisions both good and bad, and went through hardships—some they overcame, and some conquered them. But… Read more

Tamzin Outhwaite Discovers a Rags to Riches Tale on “Who Do You Think You Are?” (UK)

Posted by Brian Gallagher on August 20, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site, Celebrity, United Kingdom, Who Do You Think You Are?

New Tricks actress Tamzin Outhwaite will be the next celebrity to discover her family history on  Who Do You Think You Are? tomorrow night. Tamzin has gained fame for playing London characters and her parents are from London’s East End. However, she is also aware that she has Italian roots.   “I do know that there is definitely an… Read more

Postcards from the Past: Who Do You Think You Are? Recap with Valerie Bertinelli

Posted by Ancestry.com on August 14, 2014 in Who Do You Think You Are?

Listen. And I will tell you a story. Sitting in a circle and listening to a storyteller recount a well-known and well-loved tale is one of the world’s oldest traditions. We’ve all sat at the feet of a storyteller—maybe even a grandmother or an eccentric uncle—who entertained, frightened, educated, and charmed us with their tales… Read more

The new season of Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) continues with Brian Blessed

Posted by Brian Gallagher on August 13, 2014 in Celebrity, United Kingdom, Who Do You Think You Are?

  Actor and adventurer Brian Blessed is next up in the new season of  Who Do You Think You Are? tomorrow night. He is not looking for crowns or prizes in his past, but he is looking for humanity.   “The greatest dramas are about ordinary people, ordinary relationships. That is where you learn so much,… Read more

Who Do You Think You Are? Recap: Rachel and Kayleen McAdams Discover Land Grant for a Loyalist

Posted by Ancestry.com on August 7, 2014 in Who Do You Think You Are?

  One of the best parts of creating a story is getting to pick where your story takes place. Is it on Seabrook Island, in 1800s London, or jumping throughout time? But when it comes to the stories in your family tree, you don’t get to pick the setting. You have to discover where your… Read more

The White Glove Debate Continued: What’s Up With the Purple Gloves?

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on August 7, 2014 in In The Community, Who Do You Think You Are?

If you saw the recent episode of Who Do You Think You Are? featuring Rachel and Kayleen McAdams, you might have noticed them wearing some special accessories. When they visited the Archives of Ontario, they had to don purple gloves when handling a map of land grants in Ontario. So, what’s up with the those?… Read more

The new season of Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) opens with Julie Walters

Posted by Brian Gallagher on August 7, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site, Celebrity, United Kingdom, Who Do You Think You Are?

Actress Julie Walters kicks off the new season of  Who Do You Think You Are  tonight. She is hoping to find some skeletons in her closet and the show does not disappoint. In researching her Irish ancestry she makes several discoveries. Her great grandfather Anthony Clarke was one of the early founders of The Land League. It was… Read more

Who Do You Think You Are? Recap: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Fills in the Gaps in Multiple Acts

Posted by Jessica Murray on July 31, 2014 in Who Do You Think You Are?

  Screenwriters, playwrights, and storytellers have been using the three act structure to tell their stories for generations. Any story requires a setup, rising action, a climax and a resolution. When we’re researching the family histories of the celebrities for an episode of Who Do You Think You Are? we also look at how we… Read more

Behind the Scenes: ProGenealogists Joseph Shumway

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on July 29, 2014 in In The Community, Who Do You Think You Are?

Many people wonder how to get the youngsters in the family interested in genealogy. Joseph Shumway’s grandmother figured it out. When Joseph was 12, she invited him over so he could help her learn her new genealogy software. “I was always the kid who enjoyed listening to the family stories,” Joseph recently told me. But… Read more

Who Do You Think You Are? Recap: Mapping Cynthia Nixon’s Ancestor

Posted by Ancestry.com on July 25, 2014 in Who Do You Think You Are?

For the television show Who Do You Think You Are? our job is to tell stories we find in family trees. And a good story needs good characters, the more well-rounded and dynamic, the better. So when we research an episode for Who Do You Think You Are? we look to learn everything we can… Read more