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NinjaPoodle 08-25-2015 02:07 AM

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Originally Posted by jolene (Post 2328153)
Just finished the Bryan Cranston ep. The history of the Cranston men was pretty depressing.

I agree.

joliebelle 08-25-2015 10:24 AM

I need to catch up on this show!

H and I did the ancestry DNA kits...has anyone else ever done this? I found a second cousin that I had never met (to my knowledge) on ancestry this way.

NinjaPoodle 03-13-2016 11:49 PM

Just saw the promo for the next season! Aiesha Tyler was in it Whoo hoo!

NinjaPoodle 03-14-2016 02:14 AM

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Originally Posted by NinjaPoodle (Post 2406989)
Just saw the promo for the next season! Aiesha Tyler was in it Whoo hoo!

And Katy Segal. April 3rd. :D

ETA:
And Chris North and Molly Ringwald!

NinjaPoodle 03-14-2016 06:29 AM

New season promo http://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/who-do-y...a&sf22245032=1

jolene 03-14-2016 11:57 AM

We had to get a new Dish unit so it deleted the ones I'd DVRed. Boo! Will have to set it up again.

Has anyone seen this show? http://www.pbs.org/weta/finding-your-roots/

I did the Ancestry DNA test but it was sort of a bummer that they can get more specific with male DNA vs. women's. It's still very cool and it works with your family tree if you've already done that on the site.

Sciencewoman 03-14-2016 02:19 PM

I like that show. The Morgan Freeman episode was very interesting. He has donated quite a bit of money to the Choctaw Nation museum, and it turns out he doesn't have any Choctaw ancestry...he said maybe he should apologize to them! Prof. Gates said it is common for African Americans to believe they have Native American ancestors, but very few do. He further explored that misconception, which was quite interesting.

Also interesting was his own DNA analysis, when he revealed that he is a descendant of a medieval Irish King (he was drinking Guiness in an Irish pub with a distant relative).

honeychile 03-14-2016 03:42 PM

I love these shows. I want to do the DNA test, but I'm a bit afraid of my DNA used for nefarious reasons. Yeah, I can be that paranoid!

NinjaPoodle 03-14-2016 05:07 PM

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Originally Posted by jolene (Post 2407004)
....Has anyone seen this show? http://www.pbs.org/weta/finding-your-roots/

I did the Ancestry DNA test but it was sort of a bummer that they can get more specific with male DNA vs. women's. It's still very cool and it works with your family tree if you've already done that on the site.

There is some discussion in this thread about that show too. :)

honeychile 03-14-2016 06:47 PM

Did Gates ever work at the National Archives? I'm trying to remember the name of the gentleman who worked there, and came to speak at the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society. He was EXCELLENT!! Henry Louis Gates, Jr, sounds like the right name, and would be about the right age. Hmmm...

jolene 03-14-2016 08:15 PM

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Originally Posted by NinjaPoodle (Post 2407024)
There is some discussion in this thread about that show too. :)

I'd never heard of it until recently. :)

NinjaPoodle 03-14-2016 09:07 PM

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Originally Posted by jolene (Post 2407045)
I'd never heard of it until recently. :)

Page 6 starting with this post
http://www.greekchat.com/gcforums/sh...3&postcount=78

I.LOVE.THAT.SHOW

NinjaPoodle 04-05-2016 03:34 AM

Anyone catch the first episode? Aiesha Tyler.

flirt5721 04-05-2016 08:49 AM

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Originally Posted by NinjaPoodle (Post 2408452)
Anyone catch the first episode? Aiesha Tyler.

I did. It was really interesting to see who she was connected to. Especially during the slavery period in Texas.

AnchorAlumna 04-05-2016 12:30 PM

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Originally Posted by NinjaPoodle (Post 2406999)

Isn't this show the same as "Who Do You Think You Are" on PBS? Same host, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. Different network, different title?

Last week, I watched 3 episodes of a pretty new TLC show about adoptees tracking down their birth mothers. I heart that show.

AFAIK, DNA will just tell you percentages of of your racial ancestry. How do they connect it to actual people? Through their own records of DNA tests? And hasn't ancestry.com gobbled up just about every other genealogical site on the Web? This concerns me a bit. I might not want my ancestry as publicly accessible info.

NinjaPoodle 04-05-2016 05:42 PM

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Originally Posted by AnchorAlumna (Post 2408477)
Isn't this show the same as "Who Do You Think You Are" on PBS? Same host, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. Different network, different title?

Somewhat. They both follow/trace the backgrounds of celebs but FYR episodes focus on 2 or 3 celebs at a time while WDYTYA just does one per episode. Also, WDYTYA the celeb takes the journey (with help obviously) across the country or globe to get the info. FYR, the work is done by the show staff/geneologists/HLG,Jr.

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Last week, I watched 3 episodes of a pretty new TLC show about adoptees tracking down their birth mothers. I heart that show.

AFAIK, DNA will just tell you percentages of of your racial ancestry. How do they connect it to actual people? Through their own records of DNA tests? And hasn't ancestry.com gobbled up just about every other genealogical site on the Web? This concerns me a bit. I might not want my ancestry as publicly accessible info.
At bolded From wiki:
"Ancestry's brands include Ancestry, AncestryDNA, AncestryHealth, AncestryProGenealogists, Family Tree Maker, Fold3, Newspapers.com, Find a Grave, Archives.com, and Rootsweb.

Under its subsidiaries, Ancestry.com operates foreign sites that provide access to services and records specific to other countries in the languages of those countries. These include several countries in Europe (covered by Ancestry Information Operations Company[5]) as well as Australia and Canada."

NinjaPoodle 04-05-2016 05:48 PM

Ancestry/geneology is a hot business right now.
Article I came across:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/megan-...b_9609742.html

NinjaPoodle 01-16-2019 04:48 PM

Anyone still watching these shows?

AnchorAlumna 01-17-2019 02:48 AM

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Originally Posted by NinjaPoodle (Post 2463997)
Anyone still watching these shows?

I never seem to run across them when I'm channel surfing, so I like to watch them online.

honeychile 03-13-2019 07:47 AM

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Originally Posted by AnchorAlumna (Post 2464035)
I never seem to run across them when I'm channel surfing, so I like to watch them online.

That's my problem, too. I never seem to know exactly when they'll be on, so I do my best.

Sciencewoman 03-14-2019 02:03 PM

Felicity Huffman was featured this winter on Finding Your Roots, with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. As a professor, I wonder what he's thinking about her now, in light of the college admissions scandal. I'd like to go back and watch that episode, because if I'm recalling correctly, she had a troubled relationship with her own mother, who casually told her one day that she was the product of an extramarital affair. And, she felt her mother didn't handle that very well. Multi-generational parenting issues, yikes.

NinjaPoodle 03-15-2019 07:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Sciencewoman (Post 2465037)
Felicity Huffman was featured this winter on Finding Your Roots, with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. As a professor, I wonder what he's thinking about her now, in light of the college admissions scandal. I'd like to go back and watch that episode, because if I'm recalling correctly, she had a troubled relationship with her own mother, who casually told her one day that she was the product of an extramarital affair. And, she felt her mother didn't handle that very well. Multi-generational parenting issues, yikes.

Macy had been featured also. Season 4 Episode 3 : Puritans and Pioneers

Felicity Season 5, Episode 2: Mystery Men

ChioLu 03-15-2019 09:34 PM

My brother has forbidden anyone in the family to get their ancestry done.

I’ve asked him “Why? Have you committed a crime and if I get my ancestry done, do you think the police will have a link to catch you? WHAT HAVE YOU DONE? ARE YOU GOING TO PRISON?”

Cracks me up every time.

NinjaPoodle 09-26-2019 06:39 AM

Soooooo, if anyone is still interested, Finding Your Roots is back! (Does the 'silent joy of happiness' dance :D )
https://www.facebook.com/FindingYourRootsPBS/

Sciencewoman 09-26-2019 05:08 PM

Yay!! I love this show! I will admit that some of the more recent guests are not as well-known to me, but I'm a little out of when it comes to recently famous/young celebrities.

honeychile 09-26-2019 06:43 PM

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Originally Posted by ChioLu (Post 2465077)
My brother has forbidden anyone in the family to get their ancestry done.

I’ve asked him “Why? Have you committed a crime and if I get my ancestry done, do you think the police will have a link to catch you? WHAT HAVE YOU DONE? ARE YOU GOING TO PRISON?”

Cracks me up every time.

I can't possibly be the only one who's wondering why your brother's so paranoid!!

Can't wait until October 8th!

honeychile 08-21-2020 05:38 PM

Has anyone heard anything about a new chapter of WDYTYA? being broadcast? I realize that it would be hard, what with the world closed for repairs, but it's my understanding that a lot of people are using this time to work on their genealogy.


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