Friday, December 17, 2010

"Who Do You Think You Are?" Returns on 4 February to NBC-TV

NBC-TV announced the return of the hit series, Who Do You Think You Are?, on Friday, 4 February 2011 at 8-9 PM ET and PT, with shows featuring the family history of these celebrities:
  • Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Tim McGraw
  • Rosie O’Donnell
  • Steve Buscemi
  • Kim Cattrall
  • Lionel Richie
  • Vanessa Williams
  • Ashley Judd.
The press release can be read here.  It is not yet on's Press site for some reason (as of 9 a.m. on 17 December).

You can see more information on the NBC-TV show website at

On the site, there are photo albums for the eight celebrities featured in 2010, and video of each show can be seen at

Many genealogical societies saw an upsurge in interest in genealogy and family history research from the general public, and adjusted their programs and classes to accommodate the upsurge.  Will this same phenomena happen again?  I hope so, and will highlight the program when I teach my Beginning Computer Genealogy classes in February and my local Chula Vista Genealogical Society is planning a Beginners Class in March.

I'm really looking forward to this season, even though I know little about any of the celebrities.  We don't watch movies or much network TV these days.  I've heard the names, but don't know much about them.  Now I'm wondering if any of them are my cousins.

Will there be a WDYTYA? viewing party at RootsTech on Friday, 11 February?

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