WDYTYA – March 9

This week on the NBC show Who Do You Think You Are? the person investigating his family is former NFL football player Jerome Bettis. He seeks to reconnect with his mother’s side of the family in Paducah, Kentucky. The search reveals a great grandfather who stood up against a corporate giant during the Jim Crow …

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WDYTYA – March 2

This week on Who Do You Think You Are? Reba McEntire is discovering her roots. She wants more information on her mother’s family. First she finds out some information on her family before the Revolutionary living in North Carolina. Then she finds that her ancestor George Brassfield came to America from England in 1698 when …

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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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WDYTYA – Feb. 10

On the next episode of Who Do You Think You Are? on Friday Feb. 10th, Marisa Tomei investigates her great-grandfather, Leopoldo Bianchi. Marisa says her family story was that her great-grandfather was a womanizer and a gambler whose philandering ways led to him being fatally shot in a bar. Documents that Marisa finds show that …

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WDYTYA – 3 Feb.

Who Do You Think You Are? returns for a third season on 3 Feb. The person that is being profiled is Martin Sheen. He was born Ramón Antonio Gerard Estévez in the US to immigrant parents. His father was from Spain and his mother was from Ireland. There aren’t any clues on the WDYTYA website …

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Top Song 50 Years Ago; #1

The song that was the top song on the charts in Jan. 1962 was “The Twist” by Chubby Checker. You may think that I am mistaken about the year. “The Twist” was first on the top of music charts in Sept. 1960. Then the song returned to the music charts in Jan. ’62 and became …

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Genealogy TV Series Coming Soon

“Who Do You Think You Are?” returns to NBC on Feb. 3rd in the same time slot as last year, Fridays at 8pm. The producers say that the series “leads celebrities on a journey of self-discovery as they unearth their family trees that reveal surprising, inspiring and even tragic stories that often are linked to …

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Rochester TV Guide – 3-9 Nov 1951

Just because you are reading this blog, you get the first look at a full 24 page Rochester TV Guide from Nov. 1951. Click on the title to have it open as a PDF file. It is an 18mb file so it may take a while to load, depending on your connection speed. There is …

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Searching for…

This month Dish Network is giving a free preview of OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network. I was looking forward to see the series Searching for… on OWN. Genealogist Pam Slaton helps people find people they are looking for. Each hour long episode involves two search cases. Of the four episodes that I seen so far …

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