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NinjaPoodle 08-25-2015 03:07 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 11:24 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 03-14-2016 12:49 AM

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

NinjaPoodle 03-14-2016 03:14 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 07:29 AM

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

jolene 03-14-2016 12:57 PM

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 03:19 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 04:42 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 06:07 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 07:47 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 09:15 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 10:07 PM

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

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http://www.greekchat.com/gcforums/sh...3&postcount=78

I.LOVE.THAT.SHOW

NinjaPoodle 04-05-2016 04:34 AM

Anyone catch the first episode? Aiesha Tyler.

flirt5721 04-05-2016 09:49 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 01:30 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.


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