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Tonight on NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? Kim Cattrall Searches for Her Missing Grandfather

Posted by Paul Rawlins on February 25, 2011 in Who Do You Think You Are?

Kim Cattrall’s grandfather disappeared 70 years ago in Depression-era Liverpool, England. On tonight’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? Kim travels to England to discover the reasons behind his disappearance, which still haunts Kim’s mother and aunts decades later. Family historians take note: Kim starts her journey with little more than her grandfather’s… Read more

Watch Rosie O’Donnell’s Irish Family Story Unfold

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

Rosie O’Donnell has always known she was Irish – but why did her family leave their homeland and how did they land in North America? Those are just two questions Rosie sets out to answer on tonight’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? From their 20th-century home in New Jersey to her ancestors’ former… Read more

Who Do You Think You Are? Returns Friday

Mark your calendar, pop your corn, grab a notebook and keep a box of tissues handy — Who Do You Think You Are? returns for its second season this Friday, February 4 on NBC (8/7c). And we couldn’t be more excited. This season, eight of your favorite stars trace their family roots through the centuries.… Read more

Learn Family History Tips from Encore Performances of NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are?

Have you been watching the encore episodes of  the TV show Who Do You Think You Are? that have aired recently? During the past couple of weeks, it’s been moving to relive Lisa Kudrow return to the place where members of her family had been murdered in the Holocaust, and exciting to see Sarah Jessica… Read more

Get Ready For an Encore Performance of NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? (August 13 at 8/7c)

As you may have already heard, NBC is planning to re-air four episodes of the TV show Who Do You Think You Are? starting on Friday, August 13 at 8/7c. As a sponsor of NBC during the show, we wanted to make sure that you didn’t miss this Friday night affair, where you can expect… Read more

Winner chosen for the Ancestry.com Ultimate Family History Journey™ Sweepstakes

Every genealogist remembers the moment when they were bit by the genealogy bug, when they broke through one of their brick walls, or when they won $20,000 for their very own personal family history journey. Well… I don’t remember the latter happening to me either, but Carolyn S. from Youngstown, Ohio does. That’s because Carolyn… Read more

Tell Us Your Story

Ever since watching Sarah Jessica Parker find a link to the California Gold Rush, I’ve been hoping to find one in my family tree, too. I have family in California (some of whom show up repeatedly in marriage and divorce records) but my research says they all migrated in the 20th century. Still, each episode of… Read more

Seven Great Lessons from Who Do You Think You Are?

Posted by Jeanie Croasmun on May 4, 2010 in Who Do You Think You Are?

Beyond just being entertaining, there were valuable family history lessons to be learned in the first season of Who Do You Think You Are? Here are seven of my favorites: Lesson #1.           Always verify the information. Sarah Jessica Parker’s search for family proved that not all obituaries are perfectly accurate. Her ancestor’s obituary gave a… Read more

Who Do You Think You Are? Episode 7 – Spike Lee

Posted by Heather Erickson on April 30, 2010 in Who Do You Think You Are?

It might seem ironic that a filmmaker – a professional story teller – didn’t get his own family’s story on film before it was too late, but that’s what happened to Spike Lee on Who Do You Think You Are?, whose grandmother died in 2006 at age 100, taking with her whatever she knew about… Read more

3 Great Reasons to Dig City Roots

Posted by Jeanie Croasmun on April 27, 2010 in Who Do You Think You Are?

I admit it – I spent part of my life being bitter that my family was big-city only. As a kid, I had no farm to spend the summer on visiting Grandma and Grandpa, no chickens to feed, no front porch to sit on, no cows to milk. It didn’t get any better once I… Read more

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