Who Do You Think You Are

BYUtv to Debut Series Premiere of “Relative Race,” First Family History-Based Reality

BYUtv recently sent out this news release: BYUtv will debut its all-new original, unscripted competition reality show, Relative Race, on Sunday, February 28 at 8pm ET/6pm MT. Relative Race follows four married couples on a 10-day journey across the country as they complete challenges, meet unknown relatives traced through DNA and compete for a $25,000

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Our Testing with AncestryDNA is Underway

On 27 Apr 2015, I took advantage of a special offer from AncestryDNA for autosomal DNA testing at $79, a reduction from the regular price of $99. AncestryDNA was offering the special price in conjunction with its celebration of DNA Day on April 25. What is National DNA Day?  Here is how Wikipedia.org describes it.

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We’re Almost Halfway Thru WDYTYA 2015 Season

Can you believe it? With the broadcast last Sunday night, we’re almost halfway through the 2015 season of “Who Do You Think You Are.” To date, the celebrity-based genealogy reality show has featured the following guests:  On Mar 8 Julie Chen, on location in Los Angeles, California; Singapore; Penglai, Shandong, China; on Mar 15 Josh Groban, in

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Ancestry Announces 2015 Product and Content Lineup at Rootstech

Ancestry <http://home.ancestry.com/> has rolled out innovations and new collections in time for the 2015 Rootstech Conference <https://rootstech.org/?lang=eng> in Salt Lake City. Here is the official company announcement: (PROVO, Utah) – February 11, 2015– Ancestry, the world’s leading family history service, is ushering in the next generation of family history, with the debut of an updated story-centric website,

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Who Do You Think You Are — New Season Coming Up March 8

The original announcement from TLC was that the U.S. version of Who Do You Think You Are? will return for a new season on February 24th. In checking on the website, WDYTYA–First Look, we learn that the new season will launch on Sunday, March 8, 2015. The eight new episodes will include celebrities Julie Chen, Angie Harmon,

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Check Out This Genealogy Programming for TV

You probably know that in recent years there have been numerous programs on television about genealogical and family history research.  The other day, I did a Google search for “genealogy on tv” and was rewarded with a surprisingly large number of “hits.” Many involved “Who Do You Think You Are?” the series that recently concluded

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WDYTYA Kicks Off New Season on Wednesday, July 23, on TLC

Who Do You Think You Are? the genealogical and family history series returns on TLC on this coming Wednesday, July 23. The first episode features Cynthia Nixon, winner of Emmy, Grammy and Tony Awards who is perhaps best known from TV’s “Sex and the City.” Cynthia searches for answers in her paternal line, and truth

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Behind the Scenes at Who Do You Think You Are?

Have you been watching the latest season of “Who Do You Think You Are?” on TLC? Recently, I learned that one of the genealogists that did background work on the first episode, featuring Kelly Clarkson and her Civil War ancestor, was Deb Deal, OGS Trustee. She told me that she was hired to do about

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WDYTYA Cast Is Revealed by NBC; Series Kicks Off on Feb 3

I’m looking forward to Season Three of Who Do You Think You Are, the genealogically oriented reality show broadcast on NBC. I missed the announcement of the “cast” which was revealed back on January 6. If you didn’t see the news release on another blog, I’m reproducing it below. You also might want to check

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