NBC’s Today Show hosted a terrific five-part series this week called “Discovering Our Roots.” All week they’ve been taking their anchors on trips to discover their family history. Maureen Taylor, a regular contributor to the Ancestry Weekly Journal, Ancestry Magazine, and author of Capturing Memories: Your Family History in Photographs was on the Today Show this morning to talk about how to get started in family history, which included information on tracing your roots using Ancestry.com. The entire series provides wonderful exposure to family history and the amazing and meaningful discoveries you can uncover as you research your roots.
The Today Show web site has also posted an article called “Tracing your own family roots” which give advice on where to look to get started in your family history.
Trace Your Roots – Getting Started in Family History
Al Roker travels to the Bahamas and Liverpool, England
Ann Curry takes an emotional journey to Japan
Meredith Vieira visits the Azores
Matt Lauer looks back at his Romanian and immigrant roots