WDYTYA – Tom Bergeron

Tom Bergeron is investigating his paternal roots on the next episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (WDYTYA). Thst part of Tom’s family is French-Canadian. Whereas some of the celebrities on WDYTYA have been going back only a few generations, Tom is able to go back to his 10x great-grandparents in France. They faced …

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WDYTYA – Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston has won many acting awards but he still wants to know who he is. Bryan’s father left the family when Bryan was only 11. Bryan and a brother found the father 11 years later and Bryan did have a relationship with him until his death in 2014. Still, Bryan is investigating his father’s …

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WDYTYA – Alfre Woodard

Four time Emmy winner Alfre Woodard will investigate her paternal side on tonight’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? Her father was only 3 when his own father, Alec, died. Alfre uncovers the triumphant story of her great-grandfather, who endured the horrors of slavery and ascended from servitude to successful landowner, an extraordinary …

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WDYTYA – Joanne Rowling

Don’t recognize the name in the title? Maybe you know by her pen-name of J.K. Rowling, especially for the Harry Potter series.  She will be profiled on the next Who Do You Think You Are? which airs tonight (8/2) on TLC. This episode aired in the UK in 2011.  It may be edited differently than …

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WDYTYA – Ginnifer Goodwin

Who Do You Think You Are? is back again on TLC starting this Sunday (July 26th). The first person to dig into their family is Ginnifer Goodwin who has been starring on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. Ginnifer knew about three grandparents’ families but one grandfather wouldn’t even speak his parents’ names. She had heard …

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Upcoming Genealogy on TV

“Who Do You Think You Are?” will be returning for a short summer season on July 29th on the TLC channel. From press releases these celebrities will be looking for their ancestors: Tom Bergeron, who is aware of his French Canadian roots on his paternal side, but wants to know what brought his ancestors to …

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WDYTYA – Melissa Etheridge

The episode of Who Do Think You Are? (WDYTYA) that airs on April 26th is the last one of this season. Profiled on this episode is Melissa Etheridge, the singer-songwriter and guitarist. Melissa goes on a journey to uncover her father’s maternal roots. She finds French Canadian ancestors who were embroiled in a bitter lawsuit against …

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WDYTYA – Bill Paxton

Actor Bill Paxton will be searching his paternal line on the next episode of Who Do Think You Are? (WDYTYA). He begins by solving a long-standing mystery by determining that he is related to Texas hero Sam Houston. What is amazing is that Bill is portraying him in a mini-series (Texas Rising) starting out late …

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WDYTYA – America Ferrera

On the next episode of  “Who Do You Think You Are?” (WDYTYA) America Ferrera sets out to search for a connection to her father, who left his family when she was just seven years old. America’s family came from Honduras in the mid 1970s and her father went back to Honduras. So the first time, …

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WDYTYA – Tony Goldwyn

Next to explore their ancestors on Who Do You Think You Are? (WDYTYA) is Tony Goldwyn. Tony currently stars as the President of the US in the ABC drama Scandal. Way back in 1990 he was the villain in the movie Ghost. He even was voice of Tarzan in the Disney animated movie, Tarzan. Tony’s …

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