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 the Aug. 2nd episode of the Genealogy Gems podcast, Lisa Louise Cook, spoke to WDYTYA producer Allie Orton. Allie said that the episode with Zooey Deschanel. was her favorite of the current season. That interview starts about 39 minutes in to the episode of the podcast.
WDYTYA is on the TLC channel at 9;00 p.m. (eastern & western times).