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Old 04-05-2016, 05:42 PM
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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.
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"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."
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Ancestry/geneology is a hot business right now.
Article I came across:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/megan-...b_9609742.html
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Old 01-16-2019, 04:48 PM
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Anyone still watching these shows?
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Anyone still watching these shows?
I never seem to run across them when I'm channel surfing, so I like to watch them online.
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Old 03-13-2019, 07:47 AM
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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.
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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.
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:15 PM
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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
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:34 PM
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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?”

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