Finding Your Roots

“Finding Your Roots” with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is back tonight for a fifth season of 10 episodes on PBS. In this first episode Dr Gates helps actor Andy Samberg and author George R. R. Martin (“Games of Thrones”) answer some family mysteries when DNA detective work uncovers new branches of their family trees. …

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WDYTYA Returns

The genealogy series “Who Do You Think You Are?” (WDYTYA) returns for 4 new episodes beginning Dec. 3rd. The first person getting her ancestry traced is Mandy Moore from the NBC series “This Is Us.” She has had an active career. She started a singing career while in High School and in 1999 toured with …

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WDYTYA – Jean Smart

You know Jean Smart from the series Designing Women (1986 – 1991). Since then she has been on other TV series, movies, and on the stage. Jean wants to find out more about her mother’s family. They are able to go back to jean’s 8th great grandmother, Dorcas (Galley) Hoar. Dorcas was arrested for stealing …

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WDYTYA – Molly Shannon

You know Molly Shannon from Saturday Night Live (1995 – 2001). Since then she has been in a bunch of movies. She also wrote a children’s book that was published in 2011. With a name like Molly Shannon you would know that she has deep roots in Ireland. She finds an ancestor that is a …

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