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Chelsea Handler Makes Peace With Her Grandfather’s Nazi Past

  …and Finds a Closer Connection to Her Heritage. Born to a Jewish father and German mother, comedienne Chelsea Handler has always embraced her Jewish side. But she also has fond memories of her maternal grandfather, Karl Stöker, “a strong and loving man.” Although he never talked about his experiences, she knows Karl served in… Read more

What Can Records Tell You About a Person’s Character? Chelsea Handler Finds Out Tonight.

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

Records can tell you dates and places. But can they help you understand who a person really was? Raised Jewish, Chelsea Handler wanted to know more about her German grandfather — and was afraid of what she would find. On tonight’s Who Do You Think You Are? she struggles to understand the man she loved… Read more

Begin with what you know: Christina Applegate

Stage and screen star Christina Applegate’s father, Robert, has lived with a troubling mystery his entire life — just who was his mother? Raised by his paternal grandparents, Robert has only fleeting memories of his mother. Christina sets out to find her story. She starts with one valuable piece of information: Robert’s birth certificate. She learns… Read more

Tonight, One Record Launches Christina Applegate’s Journey to Solve a Family Mystery

Posted by Pam Velazquez on July 30, 2013 in Who Do You Think You Are?

Almost everyone has a missing detail or a lingering question in their family history. For Christina Applegate, it is the mystery of her father, Robert’s, parents, especially the mother he never knew. On tonight’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? she uses the one clue she has, Robert’s birth certificate, to search for… Read more

Kelly Clarkson Discovers Strength Runs Deep Through Her American Roots

“It’s just cool to know your story – not your own, but your family’s.” – Kelly Clarkson Do strong opinions and commitments to causes run in the family? That’s what pop superstar Kelly Clarkson wonders as her mother begins researching their shared family story. Kelly’s mother has already built a family tree on Ancestry.com and… Read more

Who Do You Think You Are? is Back Tonight with Kelly Clarkson

Experience everything you love about family history in 43 fascinating minutes on the season premiere of Who Do You Think You Are? One-hundred-and-fifty years after the start of the Civil War, Grammy-winner Kelly Clarkson discovers her great-great-great-grandfather enlisted with the Union — twice. And she sets out to learn if her own strength and commitment… Read more

Who Do You Think You Are? Live: Ancestry Academy Livestream

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on February 22, 2013 in Social Media, Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are? Live is now upon us (22nd – 24thFebruary) and as always, there are lots of exciting and interesting things to see and do this year, so we wanted to let you know what we’ve got happening at the show then you can plan you day. So, grab your candy floss… Read more

Putting the Pieces Together: Last Night’s Who Do You Think You Are?

Posted by Ancestry.com on May 19, 2012 in Who Do You Think You Are?

Known for her Southern cooking and hospitality, celebrity chef Paula Deen searched for more information about her Southern roots on the season finale of Who Do You Think You Are? Better still, Deen picked up a new skill along the way – she found out just what you have to do to turn records and… Read more

Tonight Paula Deen Stirs up History on Who Do You Think You Are?

Posted by Ancestry.com on May 18, 2012 in Who Do You Think You Are?

Paula Deen’s great-great-great-grandfather lived through slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction just as much as Jefferson Davis and Ulysses S. Grant did. While most of our ancestors aren’t mentioned in history books, this fact is one more reason for us to look back and stake our personal claim to events that shaped the world. Learn… Read more

The Ripple Effect on Who Do You Think You Are?

Posted by Ancestry.com on May 12, 2012 in Who Do You Think You Are?

When Jason Sudeikis set off to uncover the fate of his grandfather, whose story was a mystery to him, he probably didn’t expect to find three generations of fatherless sons, but that’s exactly what he discovered on Who Do You Think You Are? Included was an immigrant ancestor, Sudeikis’s great-great-great-grandfather, whose story unfolded with the… Read more

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