WDYTYA: Zooey Deschanel

Tonight on Who Do You Think You Are?, Zooey Deschanel  investigates the family story tf an abolitionists in her father’s Quaker family background. Deschanel discovered that her 3th great grandmother, Sarah Pownall, was involved in the underground railroad. While learning about her family, Deschanel visits the Friends (Quaker) Historical Library in Swarthmore, Penn. Back on …

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WDYTYA; Chelsea Handler

Comedian Chelsea Handler is the celebrity that is next to discover her roots on Who Do You Think You Are? (WDYTYA). It already has released that Chelsea discovers that her grandfather, Karl Stoecker was in the German Army during WWII. I think that there is probably more to the story that hasn’t been released. Chelsea …

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Amelia Earhart Visits Rochester

Amelia Earhart, the famous woman aviator, visited Rochester 80 years ago, today (Nov. 22).  She was going to give a talk on flying at the Lyceum Theater that evening but first she visited radio station WHEC and talked with Al Sigl. The following article is from the Rochester Times-Union on Nov. 22. – – – – …

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Amelia Earhart – To Visit Rochester

This article on Amelia Earhart appeared in the Rochester Times-Union on Nov. 21, 1932. That was the day before her visit. She was in Rochester to promote her book; The Fun of It. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – - Thrills of …

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WDYTYA; May 11

Jason Sudikis is a comedian known best as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. This week on Who Do You Think You Are?, he is in search of his paternal grandfather.  The preview mentions someone with two families. It also teases about an accident in a coal mine in Pennsylvania. It is known that …

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