Who Do You Think You Are Returns April 3, 2016

WDYTYA 2016

Mark your calendar for Sunday, April 3, 8 Eastern, 9 Central. This is one of the only TV shows that I watch.  I particularly like this series because it allows enough time to actually create a story line for each person and family that they cover, and reasonably  follow it through to the end.  I also love the fact that the featured guests are taken back to their ancestral lands.  Having been there and done that, I can attest to the deep emotional connection that happens as you stand on the land where your ancestor walked.

TLC’s announcement:

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? returns this spring to follow more of today’s most beloved and iconic celebrities as they embark on personal journeys of self-discovery to trace their family trees. The series continues to deliver unbelievable stories from crucial moments in history, including a number of firsts for the series, such as a male witch hunt, and traveling to Portugal, Sweden and Ellis Island.

The contributors featured in the upcoming season include:

  • Scott Foley finds a relative who risked his life for one of America’s founding fathers, and an ancestor who suffered unspeakably during one of this nation’s darkest times.
  • Lea Michele nails down where her mysterious paternal ancestors came from, and learns of the dire economic circumstances they endured while trying to emigrate to the U.S.
  • Chris Noth learns his ancestors suffered during one of the greatest catastrophes in American history, and a relative who fought in one of the bloodiest battles of all time.
  • Molly Ringwald explores family lore of Swedish royalty which uncovers her ancestors’ harrowing lives and a brave woman who forever changed her family’s fate.
  • Katey Sagal is shocked to learn of her family’s Amish roots, and digs deeper as she realizes the level of dedication to their faith.
  • Aisha Tyler tracks down her 2x great-grandfather, whose story had been lost over generations, and uncovers an astonishing tale of a prominent ancestor whose struggle to keep his illegitimate son a secret made headlines.

Take a look at this short sneak preview.

2 thoughts on “Who Do You Think You Are Returns April 3, 2016

  1. Woohoo! Can’t wait. This is the ONLY genealogy show I watch–I have learned so much–was a HUGE help before the trip to England last year to watch the England ones and learn where/how to research over there as it is totally different from here. I’ve started using their format to write ancestor stories myself too Roberta! Thx for the heads up cuz! 🙂

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