More Genealogy on TV

The TLC channel is having a show this weekend on adoption stories. Long Lost Family has two adoptees teaming up with hosts Chris Jacobs and Lisa Joyner to embark on an emotional journey that sees them through the ups and downs of trying to track down loved ones they’re so anxious to meet.   Christopher …

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Cab Calloway

Cabell “Cab” Calloway III was born in Rochester on Christmas day in 1907. His family moved to Baltimore, MD about 1918. Cab’s mother was a teacher and his father was a lawyer and in real estate> The family wanted Cab to follow in his father’s footsteps. He enrolled in Crane College but left school to …

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WDYTYA – Minnie Driver

Minnie Driver is being profiles on the next episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (WDYTYA). Minnie didn’t know very much about her father’s family as her parents broke up when she was 6 years old. The press release for this episode say that she “unravels the deep family secrets her late father kept …

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WDYTYA – Tomorrow (8/20)

Kelsey Grammer who just had a son born on July 22nd (also named Kelsey) will investigate his ancestors on the next episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (WDYTYA). Kelsey gets an eye-opening look at his beloved grandmother’s family, uncovering a woman haunted by the demons of her past. He also also learns of …

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WDYTYA – Tomorrow’s Episode

Valerie Bertinelli is searching for her ancestors on the next episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (WDYTYA). She got the part of Barbara Cooper on the series One Day at a Time in 1975 shortly after her start at acting. After that series ended she was on numerous made  for TV movies. Recently …

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WDYTYA – Tomorrow

This week on Who Do You Think You Are? the star being profiled is Rachel McAdams. Rachel is best known for her roles in the movies Mean Girls and The Notebook. Rachel was born in Canada but now works mostly in Hollywood. This episode of WDYTYA is different because Rachel travels on her genealogical adventure …

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WDYTYA – Tomorrow

On the next episode of “Who Do You Think You Are” (WDYTYA) Jesse Tyler Ferguson will look for information on his ancestors. Jesse is known for portraying Mitchell Pritchett on the ABC sitcom “Modern Family,” That role has garnered him 5 Emmy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor. Jesse ends up following the path of …

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Dionne Quints

Eighty years ago today (May 28, 1934) the Dionne quintuplets were born near the village of Corbeil, Ontario, Canada. Their mother was expecting twins but the five girls were born 2 months premature. The doctor didn’t expect any of the girls to live as there wasn’t an incubator available. Instead, the doctor wrapped the little …

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Old News – Death of Westinghouse

More news from the past. THE FAIRPORT HERALD Wednesday, March 18, 1914 WESTINGHOUSE RIVAL TO EDISON Invented His Famous Air Brake When a Youth. FIFTY YEARS IN PUBLIC EYE Engineer, Dead at Sixty-seven, Was One of the Most Remarkable of Nation’s Great Men—Introduced and Developed Alternating Current System For Electric Light and Power. The late …

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Washington and the Calendar

Today is the anniversary of the birthday of out first President, George Washington. But he wasn’t born on February 22nd. The original birth date of Washington would have been February 11, 1751/2. There are two genealogy problems at work to cause the confusion. First, there was a change in the calendar used. Originally most European …

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