TLC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” Returns March 5

Posted by Jessica Latinović on February 16, 2017 in Who Do You Think You Are?

Get ready for a brand new season of TLC’s hit show “Who Do You Think You Are?” with an inspiring celebrity lineup that includes film and TV stars Jessica Biel, Courteney Cox, Jennifer Grey, John Stamos, Liv Tyler, Noah Wyle, Julie Bowen and music icon Smokey Robinson.WDYTYA

The show follows the emotional journey as they trace their lineage and find answers to long-standing questions.

  • Jessica Biel makes two shocking discoveries that shake everything she knows about her heritage to the core.

  • Julie Bowen uncovers the story of two relatives whose moral codes are from opposite ends of the spectrum.

  • Courteney Cox traces her maternal line back seven centuries to the Medieval times to discover royalty in her lineage and an unbelievable tale of family drama.

  • Jennifer Grey uncovers new information about the grandfather she thought she knew, learning how he survived adversity to become a beacon of his community.

  • Smokey Robinson searches for answers behind the mystery of why his grandfather disappeared from his children’s lives and finds a man tangled in a swirl of controversy.

  • John Stamos digs into the mystery of how his grandfather became an orphan, and learns of tensions between families that led to a horrible crime.

  • Liv Tyler learns that her family is tied into the complicated racial narrative of America.

  • Noah Wyle unravels the mystery of his maternal line, uncovering an ancestor who survived one of America’s bloodiest battles. via TLC

Join us for the season premiere Sunday, March 5th at 10/9c on TLC to watch the exciting twists and turns as the celebrities climb their family tree to reveal surprising discoveries.

Past Articles

Does Distance Make the Heart Grow Fonder?

Posted by Ancestry Team on February 14, 2017 in News

With modern technology like dating apps, quick cross-country flights, FaceTime and more, it’s easy for us to find our soulmate across the country, or even across the world.  For Valentine’s Day, the team at Ancestry did a little digging into the history of international –or even just inter-county– couples to discover that over time, couples’ Read More

Debbie Mieszala, CG℠ Shares Her Love of Midwestern Family History Research

Posted by Jessica Latinović on February 9, 2017 in In The Community

We caught up with Debbie Mieszala, CG℠ at Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Conference 2016 to ask her why Midwestern family history research is so exciting. Midwestern Libraries to visit, Newberry Library (Chicago, IL) Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, WI) Connect with Debbie on her blog and enjoy more short videos from genealogy experts in our Read More

The Big Game: A Bonding Experience to Remember

Posted by Adam Young on February 1, 2017 in Guest Bloggers

It’s almost time for The Big Game, and if ever there was an event that could pull families together in the middle of the winter, this is it. Whether you’re making a once-in-a-lifetime trip to see your team play for the trophy or just gathering everyone around the flat screen to watch the drama, it’s Read More

Researching City Dwelling Ancestors

Posted by Jessica Latinović on January 27, 2017 in In The Community, Research

Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG℠, is the president Board for Certification of Genealogists and a full-time professional researcher specializing in Chicago and Cook County research, forensic genealogy, problem-solving, and multi-generational family histories. Researching city-dwelling ancestors is different and perhaps more challenging than general family history research. Jeanne gave us some great tips for overcoming those challenges. Explore more than Read More

Join us on the AncestryUK blog

Posted by Kristen Hyde on January 26, 2017 in United Kingdom

We’re excited to announce that we have launched a local blog for our customers in Ireland and the UK. The Ancestry UK blog will be bringing you all the same DNA and Ancestry updates that you enjoy on our global blog, while also focusing on specific news relevant to our UK and Irish communities. From personal Read More

AncestryDNA – The Irish Connection

Posted by Mike Mulligan on January 25, 2017 in AncestryDNA

Recently my friend Harry asked me if I could look at his AncestryDNA Ethnicity Estimate, as he was a little puzzled by the results. The puzzle for him was he had a fair amount of Irish in his estimate even though he wasn’t aware of any Irish ancestors. I asked him if he had any Read More

The Hundred-Year Walk

Posted by Dawn Anahid MacKeen on January 24, 2017 in Guest Bloggers

When my mother found my grandfather’s notebooks, tucked away at the back of a bookcase, it changed my family’s life. My mother sat stunned at the dining room table, momentarily muted by the discovery. As she tried to translate it for me, sounding out her father’s writing, pressed inside the black and white speckled covers, Read More