WDYTYA – Melissa Etheridge

The episode of Who Do Think You Are? (WDYTYA) that airs on April 26th is the last one of this season. Profiled on this episode is Melissa Etheridge, the singer-songwriter and guitarist. Melissa goes on a journey to uncover her father’s maternal roots. She finds French Canadian ancestors who were embroiled in a bitter lawsuit against …

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WDYTYA – Bill Paxton

Actor Bill Paxton will be searching his paternal line on the next episode of Who Do Think You Are? (WDYTYA). He begins by solving a long-standing mystery by determining that he is related to Texas hero Sam Houston. What is amazing is that Bill is portraying him in a mini-series (Texas Rising) starting out late …

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WDYTYA – America Ferrera

On the next episode of  “Who Do You Think You Are?” (WDYTYA) America Ferrera sets out to search for a connection to her father, who left his family when she was just seven years old. America’s family came from Honduras in the mid 1970s and her father went back to Honduras. So the first time, …

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WDYTYA – Tony Goldwyn

Next to explore their ancestors on Who Do You Think You Are? (WDYTYA) is Tony Goldwyn. Tony currently stars as the President of the US in the ABC drama Scandal. Way back in 1990 he was the villain in the movie Ghost. He even was voice of Tarzan in the Disney animated movie, Tarzan. Tony’s …

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WDYTYA – Sean Hayes

Sean Hayes is the next person to investigate their ancestors on Who Do You Think You Are? (WDYTYA). Sean is best known for his role as Jack McFarland on the sitcom Will & Grace, for which he won an Emmy Award, four SAG Awards, and one American Comedy Award, and six Golden Globe nominations. Sean’s …

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WDYTYA – Angie Harmon

Angie Harmon is the next celebrity to investigate her roots on Who Do You Think You Are” (WDYTYA). Angie was on the TV series Baywatch Nights from 1995 – 1998. She then played Abbie Carmichael on Law & Order from 1998-2001. Since July 2010, she has been on the TNT crime-drama Rizzoli & Isles, playing …

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WDYTYA – Josh Groban

This Sunday (March 15th) on Who Do You Think You Are? (WDYTYA) musician Josh Groban is searching for information on his ancestors. He ends up going to Germany to find out why his 8th great-grandfather, Johann Zimmerman, left Germany. Zimmerman was a singing teacher and a Deacon of his local church. At the same time …

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WDYTYA – Julie Chen

Who Do You Think You Are? returns to the TLC channel on Sunday, March 8th at 10pm (EST). The first person to look for ancestors this season is TV celebrity Julie Chen. She revealed on The Talk last year that her grandfather, Lou Gaw Tong, was a polygamist with 9 wives and eleven children. On …

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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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