WDYTYA – Feb. 24

This week on the NBC show “Who Do You Think You Are?” the person  investigating his heritage is Blair Underwood. He finds out that his great-grandfather had 2 slaves. Plus through a DNA search, Blair finds a distant “cousin” living in the country of Cameroon in western Africa. Blair and his father get to visit …

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Black Plague

A recent article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has science website buzzing. It confirms that medieval plague that caused the Black Death in Europe from 1347 to 1351 was caused by the Yersinia pestis bacteria. That bacteria still exists today but is nowhere as lethal as it once was. Recent analysis …

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Generations Project – Season 2, ep. 1

The genealogy series, The Generations Project has started it’s second season. It runs on the BYUTV channel, which is on a few cable systems and also on Dish Network. BYUTV isn’t on our local Time-Warner cable. In the first episode of this season, Xander and Carrie have two sons that have a rare genetic blood …

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Set your VCR, Tivo or DVR

This is your last notice! This Wednesday is the first of a four part series, Faces of America hosted by Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates. He uses genealogy and DNA to explore the ancestors of 12 celebrities. Those profiled are: Professor and poet Elizabeth Alexander Chef Mario Batali Comedian Stephen Colbert Novelist Louise Erdrich Journalist …

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