DNAeXplain Archives – Entertainment Articles

Looking at articles from the archives is fun.  Today, we’ll be looking at the Entertainment group which consist mostly of the Who-Do-You-Think-You-Are articles.  The various categories are:

  • Historical or Obsolete – these are items that were interesting at the time by aren’t really relevant today – except in a historical context. An example would be the announcement of the Genographic 2 project in July of 2012. You may wonder why I didn’t delete these. Looking back, these are somewhat like a genetic genealogy journal.
  • General Information – these are generally articles about DNA and genealogy. They don’t presume that you’re actually working with the results.
  • Basic Education – this may be basic genealogy or basic DNA fundamentals. These articles provide a foundation for working with your results. Think of it as pre-bootcamp.
  • Introductory DNA – these articles do presume you are working with your results. Bootcamp begins here.
  • Intermediate DNA – these are a little more difficult and you’ll probably need the basics and introductory understanding to be able to work at this level.
  • Advanced DNA – very few articles are advanced. In fact, I try very hard to avoid this, when possible. Mostly, these have to do with advanced autosomal techniques and research.
  • Educational – educational opportunities such as classes, books and videos.
  • Entertainment – just for fun, like the Who Do You Think You Are series, some of these have no DNA content.
  • Examples – these are examples of using genealogy and DNA together seamlessly. My 52 Ancestors stories fall into this category. Think of these as story problems that include the answers!
  • Project Administration – articles written for project administrators at Family Tree DNA. Project administrators, of course, will be interested in all of the rest.

In the past we’ve covered Historical, General Information, Basic Education, Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced DNA and Educational. Today, let’s look at Entertainment.  I know some of these are a bit fluffy, but it’s a guilty pleasure I allow myself.  I never fail to enjoy the episodes and learn something interesting.  I believe they are still available to view on PBS as well.  I hope there will be more in 2016.

Title Date Link
Who Do You Think You Are? Returns 7-16-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/07/16/who-do-you-think-you-are-returns/
Josh Groban – Who Do You Think You Are – “A Desperate Need” 3-13-2015 http://dna-explained.com/2015/03/13/josh-groban-who-do-you-think-you-are-a-desperate-need/
Angie Harmon – Who Do You Think You Are – “Mutiny” 3-21-2015 http://dna-explained.com/2015/03/21/angie-harmon-who-do-you-think-you-are-mutiny/
Sean Hayes – Why Do You Think You Are – “Endless Chain of Chaos” 3-28-2015 http://dna-explained.com/2015/03/28/sean-hayes-who-do-you-think-you-are-endless-chain-of-chaos/
Tony Goldwyn – Who Do You Think You Are – “She Was a Radical, The Fire Flew” 4-4-2015 http://dna-explained.com/2015/04/04/tony-goldwyn-who-do-you-think-you-are-she-was-a-radical-the-fire-flew/
America Ferrera Heads to Honduras on Who Do You Think You Are 4-11-2015 http://dna-explained.com/2015/04/11/america-ferrera-heads-to-honduras-on-who-do-you-think-you-are/
Bill Paxton – Who Do You Think You Are – The Three Stones 4-18-2015 bill-paxton-who-do-you-think-you-are-the-three-stones
Melissa Etheridge – Who Do You Think You Are – Season Finale 4-24-2015 http://dna-explained.com/2015/04/24/melissa-etheridge-who-do-you-think-you-are-season-finale/
Ginnifer Goodwin – Who Do You Think You Are – “Not What I Expected” 7-23-2015 http://dna-explained.com/2015/07/23/ginnifer-goodwin-who-do-you-think-you-are-not-what-i-expected/
J.K. Rowling – Who Do You Think You Are? – “Bravery Against All Odds” 7-31-2015 http://dna-explained.com/2015/07/31/j-k-rowling-who-do-you-think-you-are-bravery-against-all-odds/
Alfre Woodward – Who Do You Think You Are – “Born in Chains” 8-8-2015 http://dna-explained.com/2015/08/08/alfre-woodard-who-do-you-think-you-are-born-in-chains/
The Archives of Who Do You Think You Are 8-15-2015 http://dna-explained.com/2015/08/15/the-archives-of-who-do-you-think-you-are/
Bryan Cranston – Who Do You Think You Are – “A Dissipated Man” 8-22-2015 http://dna-explained.com/2015/08/22/bryan-cranston-who-do-you-think-you-are-a-dissipated-man/
Tom Bergeron, Who Do You Think You Are, “A Killing Field” 8-29-2015 http://dna-explained.com/2015/08/29/tom-bergeron-who-do-you-think-you-are-a-killing-field/

2 thoughts on “DNAeXplain Archives – Entertainment Articles

  1. Roberta, Have you seen the new announcement from Ancestry that they are not issuing any new versions or updates of their software? More importantly, they are allowing ” syncing” for only one more year. Think of the consequences of that! Eventually the only access one will have to his genealogy will be through them. It seems as though greed is taking over both 23&me and Ancesrty!

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