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

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”

Posted by Brian Gallagher on July 24, 2014 in In The Community, Long Lost Family, United Kingdom, Who Do You Think You Are?

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