Obscure Genealogy TV Show

The TV show “Follow Your Past” follows average Americans on a journey to the places of their ancestors. Then they get to walk in their ancestors’ footsteps sometimes by doing jobs of their ancestors. This series hides on the Travel Channel. There were 10 half-hour episodes broadcast in the last week of March but they …

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Kodak History Notes – Their Biggest WWII Secret

During the early days of World War II a chemist at Kodak noticed that a family in his neighborhood just disappeared suddenly. It was a time when there were many government secrets related to the War. A few weeks later he was asked he wanted to move his family to aid in the war effort. …

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WDYTYA – Molly Ringwald

The next episode of Who Do You Think You Are? features Molly Ringwald. Molly is known for being part of the “Brat Pack” in the 1980s. The popular movies Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink cemented her career. Even though she still looks almost the same as she did in the late 1980s, …

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Old News – Tires

This newspaper had a full page every week about automobiles. According to a short article there were about 44,000 autos built in 1908 but in 1915 703,527 were built. Best of all the average price of an automobile decreased from $2,123 in 1908 to just $814 in 1915. The second automobile gadget tells that you …

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Katey Sagal’s Mother

Sunday night on Who Do You Think You Are? Katey Sagal wanted to find out about her mother’s early career. Her mother was born Sara Zwilling but used the stage name of Sara Macon. The program mentioned that Sara had been on radio as a teenager and also that she joined USO shows during World …

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Sibley’s Spring Ad

Last year I bought a small collection of original art used in ads for Sibley’s department stores. They were done by a lady artist that had come to the US from Germany to draw for Sibley’s. Unfortunately the person that I bought these from didn’t know her name as he had bought the collection from …

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WDYTYA – Katey Sagal

Katey Sagal started her career as a back-up singer but became better known as Peg Bundy on Married… with Children. That lasted 10 years. Then she was the voice of Leela on Futurama for 136 episodes while working on other projects. She won a Golden Globe Award for Sons of Anarchy which was her fifth …

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