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Behind the Scenes: ProGenealogists Joseph Shumway

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

Who Do You Think You Are? Season 5 Premiere Recap with Cynthia Nixon

Posted by Jessica Murray on July 24, 2014 in Who Do You Think You Are?

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Second chances and emotional reunions in the next “Long Lost Family”

With the new season of Long Lost Family now in full swing and tissue sales at an all-time high, Davina McCall & Nicky Campbell continue to give us front row seats at some beautiful family reunions. In episode three we hear the stories of Richard Cue and Tania Bartlett. While both stories are different they… Read more

Who Do You Think You Are Returns to TLC on July 23rd

Posted by Kristie Wells 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,… Read more

Murder Mysteries, Dickensian Conditions, Laughter and Tears

Posted by Brian Gallagher on June 28, 2014 in Who Do You Think You Are?

    This Summer sees the ever popular BBC show Who Do You Think You Are return to our screens with a stellar lineup of British and Irish celebrities. Launched in 2004, the show will hit its 100th episode during the upcoming series.     Scottish comedian Billy Connolly and Mrs. Brown’s Boys star Brendan… Read more

Jim Parsons Finds Storied Ancestors from New Orleans to Versailles

Posted by Kristie Wells on September 11, 2013 in Who Do You Think You Are?

  — and learns that remarkable men run in his family. TV star Jim Parsons has always had acting in his blood. But are there other artists in his family tree? “Are these the kind of qualities that are passed down through a family? It’s not a far reach to say they are.” To honor his… Read more

Tonight on WDYTYA: Jim Parsons Discovers His Family Legacy Lives on in Paper and Stone

Posted by Kristie Wells on September 10, 2013 in Who Do You Think You Are?

Best known as brainiac Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory, actor Jim Parsons has always had acting in his blood. But he wonders where it comes from — and what else was passed down along his father’s family line. On tonight’s season finale of Who Do You Think You Are? Jim travels to New… Read more

Trisha Yearwood: Calling All Winsletts

Posted by Kristie Wells on September 6, 2013 in Who Do You Think You Are?

  Trisha Yearwood’s 5th great-grandfather, Samuel Winslett, died in 1829 in Georgia, the patriarch of a large family. Our research showed that over the years he received multiple land grants in Georgia, including in 1769 before the Revolutionary War. But as we searched for Samuel Winslett in Georgia records before 1769, we did not find… Read more

A Simple Question Sends Trisha Yearwood on a Journey Through the Turbulent Life of Her Immigrant Ancestor

Posted by Kristie Wells on September 3, 2013 in Who Do You Think You Are?

  As a country music superstar, Trisha Yearwood has sung her share of emotional songs. But on tonight’s Who Do You Think You Are? she discovers that her 5x great-grandfather’s life actually sounds like one. Trisha begins her journey with a simple question: who was the first person in her Winslett family line to set… Read more

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