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Mysteries and Other Good Stories in the Family Tree

Posted by Juliana Smith on February 11, 2012 in Who Do You Think You Are?

Marissa Tomei’s journey into the past on last night’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (Fridays 8/7c on NBC) centered on the untimely death of her great-grandfather. At the start, he was little more than a name in the family tree and the subject of speculation—of the shadiest type. But his reputation got… Read more

A Murder Mystery on Who Do You Think You Are

Posted by Ancestry.com on February 9, 2012 in Who Do You Think You Are?

On this week’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? award-winning actress Marisa Tomei searches for the truth behind her great-grandfather’s rumored murder. Learn what she uncovers and how getting a look at the big picture changes an entire generation’s view of one hardworking man in the family tree. Ancestry.com is a sponsor of… Read more

Twists of fate in the family tree on Who Do You Think You Are?

Posted by Juliana Smith on February 4, 2012 in Who Do You Think You Are?

When you start down a road in your family’s history, you never know whose paths may have crossed in the past. Actor Martin Sheen found that out on the first episode of this season of Who Do You Think You Are?. In a mind-bending twist of fate, he learned that a great-great-great-great-grandfather on his grandmother’s… Read more

Who Do You Think You Are? Returns This Friday

Posted by Ancestry.com on February 2, 2012 in Who Do You Think You Are?

From Apocalypse Now to The West Wing, Martin Sheen has dealt with the price of war and the prerogatives of power in his roles as an actor. Turns out, that’s nothing new in a family tree where fact proves to be more unbelievable than fiction. Check out Sheen’s trip through two civil wars on his… Read more

And the Winner of Our Family History Journey Sweepstakes Is …

Congratulations to the grand-prize winner of our Family History Journey Sweepstakes, Michael F. from Skokie, Illinois. Michael will receive $20,000 for the family history journey of his dreams, plus consultation time with a genealogist and help from additional family history experts. Michael also gets a one-year Ancestry.com World Deluxe membership and five more to share… Read more

Season finale of Who Do You Think You Are? tonight at 8/7c on NBC

Posted by Jeanie Croasmun on April 8, 2011 in Who Do You Think You Are?

Just about everyone knows a family tale – but how many of us have discovered if the ones in our own family are true? That’s what actress Ashley Judd sets out to do on tonight’s season finale of Who Do You Think You Are? She starts with the story of an imprisoned Civil War veteran… Read more

Parallels on Who Do You Think You Are? Tonight

Posted by Jeanie Croasmun on April 1, 2011 in Who Do You Think You Are?

Ever get to a point in your research when it seems like your life and your ancestors’ lives are running parallel to one another? On tonight’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? actress Gwyneth Paltrow comes face to face with this scenario. By first discovering the trail of an immigrant ancestor whose confidence… Read more

Watch an All-New Episode of Who Do You Think You Are? Tonight

Posted by Jeanie Croasmun on March 25, 2011 in Who Do You Think You Are?

Actor Steve Buscemi has played plenty of nefarious characters during his career. Now he’s searching through history to discover what kind of characters he has in his own family tree. You’ll learn what he uncovers in tonight’s all-new episode of Who Do You Think You Are? Ancestry.com is a sponsor of the show airing Friday… Read more

Want a Little More Irish Research Inspiration? Watch Tonight’s Who Do You Think You Are?

Posted by Jeanie Croasmun on March 18, 2011 in Who Do You Think You Are?

Keep the St. Patrick’s Day energy flowing with an encore episode of Who Do You Think You Are? featuring Rosie O’Donnell on a search for her family’s Irish roots. Ancestry.com is a sponsor of the show, which airs tonight at 8/7c on NBC. Take note: Rosie’s journey is full of family history detective work in… Read more

Tonight on NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? Lionel Richie solves the mystery of his great-grandfather

Posted by Jeanie Croasmun on March 4, 2011 in Who Do You Think You Are?

Lionel Richie grew up in the same house as his grandmother – so why did he never hear a thing about her father? You’ll discover the whole truth on tonight’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? Lionel travels from his childhood home in Tuskegee, Alabama, to Chattanooga and Nashville, Tennessee, for the details.… Read more

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