Favorite WDYTYA Episode?

This season of Who Do You Think You Are? is over. We had various kinds of stories this season. Cindy Crawford was able to trace her genealogy back over a century to Charlemagne. Jim Parsons traced his family back to France in the 1700s. Chelsea Handler found a connection in Germany in WWII that she …

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WDYTYA: Trisha Yearwood

Country Music star Trisha Yearwood is going to be investigating her ancestors on tonight’s Who Do You Think You Are? (WDYTYA). Since coming to fame in 1991, Trisha has won 3 Grammy Awards, 3 CMA Awards and , two Academy of Country Music Awards. Aside from her success in music, Trasha has also ventured into …

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WDYTYA; Cindy Crawford

Tonight on Who Do You Think You Are? (WDYTYA) Cindy Crawford searches for her ancestors. Her ancestors came from New England so she goes to the New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston. There she finds that she is distantly related to a famous Heminway. She is able to trace her ancestry  back to Thomas …

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WDYTYA; Chris O’Donnell

Chris O’Donnell is the next person to investigate his family on tonight’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (WDYTYA). After having roles in Scent of a Woman and Batman Forever (as Robin) Chris has moved over to TV with a starring role in NCIS: Los Angeles. Chris will even direct the first episode of …

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Susan B. Anthony Festival

The annual Susan B. Anthony Festival will be held this Sunday, August 18th from noon to 5 p.m. in the Susan B. Anthony Square Park between Madison and King streets in Rochester to celebrate the 93nd anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. That is the amendment that granted women …

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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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