look forward to watching
BYUtv also has an excellent program called the Generations Project. I highly
At last! A new T.V. show that will be worth watching and very informative.
Geneology is great!!
I love Family History and I think it's important for everyone to want to know
what their family lines are and where they came from, even celebrities.
Excellent show-and it's available for free at BYU TV's website! Great,
Who Do You Think You Are has been a fantastic show oveer here. There have been
some fascinating episodes which I refuse to remove from my hard disc. One of my
favourites was about a TV nature program presenter who found out that her
grandfather had been at Stalagluft III at the time of the Great Escape and had a
role which almost certainly would have meant he was one of the people lined up
in the hut ready to go. Fortunately for him he was not one of the 75 who made it
out of the camp. Despite having a story like that to tell her grandfather had
never spoken of it while he was alive. As a keen family historian I do
wish I had the might and resources of a major broadcasting company to help me in
my research and bring my ancestors' stories to life.
This show is nothing new. Geneology has been around a long time and people have
been researching their family lines for a long time and have many great stories.
The only difference is these "stars" get their histories get publicized. Woohoo!
This should be a great inspiration to many to do their geneology. That will
greatly assist in doing Temple work. Sorry, but I just had to throw that in.
Don't be sorry! Those who know the importance, agree with you anyway and those
who don't, will pass judgement no matter if you say sorry or not - so no
worries. That's why were here - right :)
Ah Chris, while Genealogy has been around for a long time, many ignore it.
After all most individuals in America today don't care about their past and live
in the now. They ignore their roots, or at best give it lip service.Shows like this make people interested in their own past, and no matter what
you might find out, knowing where your family came from is always a good thing.
Lisa Kudrow is a wonderful actor having many talents. She is very intelligent.
She lends a marvelous introduction to a "reason to watch TV again" show.Generations has pioneered the concept of "the stories around genealogy"
and run with it wonderfully!This process invites interest into the
correction of stereotypical labels placed on people and history. Not all people
who speak Spanish eat tacos. Germans were not Nazi murders, but hopeful misled
people. Our ancestors cared about their progeny. We should too.The
airwaves and the internet can produce desirable content!!! Support it.
I will be watching. I too had relatives that were in the middle of the Salem
Witch trials- they tried to defend those that were accused of being witches. I
am very much into genealogy and currently my PAF has almost 40,000 names in it.
"Behold I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and
dreadful day of the Lord, And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the
children, and the heart of the children to the fathers, lest I come and smite
the earth with a curse." - Malachi 4:5-6Gee I wonder why genealogy
has become so much more popular during the past 100 years?
"Who Do You Think You Are" has been running here in Australia for sometime. The
Show has been on Australian personalities, we have found it interesting and it
gives us a better understanding of these people that we see and hear on a
regular basis. I am sure it has helped many to do there own family searches.You will really enjoy this program if you have any interest in genealogy or
are just interested in people.
LOVE that show! I saw only one completely through - with a suave and debonair
gentleman who was intrigued by his great-grandfather's picture hanging in his
mother's house. Finding out his great grandfather was a former slave and
landowner, one of the wealthiest African American men in the south, having a
'great' business sense as well as a dapper man; it was really fun to watch. He
is much like his great grandfather.
Awesome idea! We all care where we come from and it would be a benefit in our
lives if we knew more about it. I hope this show motivated people to pull out
old photos, talk with family members and dig deeper into their roots. From the
out set, I can't see anything negative about this show.
I have been working on my geneology only to find out that my husband's family
had both Nazi and gypsy heritage from Germany, and I have some Jewish roots.
Many of the Germans were conscripted into the war and we must
forgive them. Americans are made up of all kinds of backgrounds.
As my user name implies, I am a very big fan of the UK show. I've seen a lot of
the Australian show too and love those as well. I hope this show succeeds in the
US as it means we are not all stupid channel surfers who only care about the
latest scandals. I am not holding out too much hope for its success, so surprise
me America and make this a ratings hit for NBC!!I know Americans are
sentimentalists by nature so I hope the US show isn't too maudlin or emotional.
What I love about the UK and Australian shows are they try to keep fake emotions
out. The only episode I didn't like too much for over emotion was the Patsy
Kensit one, but even that was watchable if you just ignored Patsy.Thank you Lisa Kudrow for bringing this show to the US. The beauty of this
series is the famous people become secondary to the story they tell. Although I
can see the Brooke Shields one be like the Matthew Pinsent episode where the
royal ancestry is played up to the nines. Even people you don't know are
I would like to see the history of everyday Americans and their roots... not
much interested in the celebrities though! Many of us have interesting and
colorful ancestors. This is what makes Americans great and individual.
I hope that they show the research methods used to get their answers to the
genealogical answers and facts about the histories. Many think that ALL
answers are found on the internet. Far be it from the truth - eventually
research has to be done in the courthouses, libraries and even the churches in
the areas where the ancestors lived. Oh, and do not forget the old newspaper
archives in the areas either!
wow this show is dumb. so just because there celebrities i care where they came
from . Hope this is the last time this show is aired...
I enjoy the program very much. I do not care for how the show is presented. Too
much re-hashing of the preceding segment. Get on with the program. Don't tell me
again what I just watched! I don't have short term memory loss. Two steps
forward - One step back is stupid. Get on with the show!!!!!!
All, or most, of these people are millionaires. If their families' histories
were sooooooo important to them, why didn't they hire professional genealogy
services years ago? Just more of Hollywood's "it's all about me"
crowd doing another acting job.
SMG - The information in Libraries, Courthouses, Newspapers can be found on the
Internet. Most cities have a Historical Society. There is a mountain in Utah
that holds information on most of us. I believe Lisa Kudro having watched a
series in England said "why can't we have a show like this". Now we have one. I
hope it lasts longer than seven episodes.
Love your program. Been researching my Italian and German Families for years.
Am stuck at 1690 with my Colombo-Merlo Family from Cuggiono, IT. Am stuck
with my Nettemeier-Lager Family from Lengerich, GR at 1671. Would love to know
if we have any connection to Christofo Colombo's siblings. How do I get beyond
this block. Hope your program will grow to a nightly show. Do not believe we
are connected to CC as a direct descendant as his line stopped. Hope your show
takes off as it should.
3 Cheers for Lisa Kudrow for bringing this outstanding series to our TVs. We
absolutely love the show. It is very well done. Every episode has been
interesting. Hope the series continues.
I am not a fan of 'reality' shows but this one has captured my interest. I plan
to watch every one and hope they will continue this show for years to come. I
would like to see celebrities alternated with ordinary Americans. I cannot
think of a better way to give Americans a firm root in our culture. Yes, we do
have a culture and very unique it is. I was estatic with what I found about my
ancestors when I started my genealogical research in 2002 and I see this same
emotion in each celebrity I have viewed on this wonderful program. I named my
database "West Virginia Roots & Heavenly Wings" or "Roots & Wings" for a
HELP! WE MISSED THE BROOKE SHIELDS EPISODE ON "WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?".
WILL THERE BE RE-RUNS? ANY CHANCE I CAN VIEW IT ON-LINE? THANKS-G
I was glued to Sara Jessica Parkers history..This show is fascinating!!!
I really want to see more of this show. I've been researching my family and
find the process and each mystery a unique quest. And, I love that each person
is finding something special about their family's past that brings a new texture
to their own lives.I agree with other posters that the constant
rehashing is more of a detriment than a plus, but I Tivo it and just speed up to
the next portion. NBC, are you listening?We want more of "Who Do
You Think You Are"... just less of the "filler". :)
Want to contact the night club NY historian. Margurite Elizabeth Kuhn and Henry
John Stentiford (grandparents) were rumored to be actors/vaudeville in NY early
1920... wondering if story true. Thanks for any information.