Category: Who Do You Think You Are?

March 30th, 2010

Who Do You Think You Are Matthew Broderick?

From a few pictures in an old trunk to an unmarked civil war soldier’s grave, Matthew Broderick is a lot closer to finding out Who Do You Think You Are?

His journey took him through World War 1 and back to the Civil war. He found facts about his ancestors that no one in his family ever mentioned.

His story inspired me to share with you some of the best online resources for military records.


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March 21st, 2010

Who Do You Think You Are Lisa Kudrow? The Top 7 Jewish Genealogy Webistes

When I found out I’d be watching a whole hour of Lisa Kudrow on Who Do You Think You Are, I have to be honest, I was not looking forward to it.

Lisa Kudrow has never really been my favorite actor. Don’t get me wrong, I liked “Friends” and for a long time, I never missed an episode.

I don’t really know why I didn’t appreciate her acting, maybe it’s because people said I reminded them of Phoebe back then, the long hair, the long skirts and the forgetful, eccentric mannerisms, all I was missing was the guitar. I didn’t think I was anything like Phoebe so perhaps that’s why I didn’t like Lisa Kudrow’s acting!

But this episode made me appreciate Lisa Kudrow, the person, and I found her personality very endearing. In addition to all of this, I was entranced by the story, the tragedy, the unspeakable horrors of World War II, and the impact that those events still have on people today. I was moved by the connection of long lost family across the world. It was by far the best episode yet.

I hope these 7 websites help you research your Jewish Genealogy:


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March 13th, 2010

Who do You Think You Are Emmit Smith? The Top 6 African American Genealogy Resources Online

It seems like Emmitt Smith is still asking that question. I was very excited to find out about his genealogy because I know how hard it can be to trace African American ancestry. But I have to say that I was a bit disappointed in the lack of documentation available to trace his roots. So I did a bit of research to see if I could find free online genealogy resources for African American researchers.

These are the top 6 African American Genealogy Resources Online:


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March 5th, 2010

Who Do You Think You Are Sarah Jessica Parker?

Genealogy research can change everything about who you think you are! As I watched the opening credits, while they showed clips from the upcoming season, I found myself growing more and more excited for these people about to embark on the most intriguing adventure. They will be going back in time to discover who they are and where they came from, and understanding a little more about themselves.

I shared Sarah’s excitement when she sat down with her brother and talked about what she might find. Her journey started with a conversation with her mother, a good place to start for anyone looking for their ancestry. Her mom had a lot of pictures and names that gave Sarah a place to start, Cincinnati.


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March 4th, 2010

Who Do You Think You Are?

You don’t know it yet, but your genealogy research just got a lot easier!

The popular show, Who do you think you are? ran for 6 years in England and now is coming to America. It covers the genealogy of famous people, celebrities, and athletes as they journey back through their ancestry to answer the question, “Who do you think you are?”

The show, Who do you think you are? starts tomorrow and I am very excited about seeing the show and I’m even more excited about what this show will do for genealogy research.


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