Researchers for "Who Do You Think You Are?"
Many of you have probably already seen commercials and advertisements regarding NBC's new series "Who Do You Think You Are?" which premiered Friday, February 4th at 8/7c. This exciting new series takes celebrities on a journey into their family history, revealing stories "they never imagined" about their ancestors.
ProGenealogists is pleased to announce our involvement as the primary research team that Ancestry.com and ShedMediaUs (the show's production company) turned to in researching the family trees of the seven featured celebrities. In fact, our President & CEO, Natalie Cottrill, actually appears in the premier episode of Season 2 with Vanessa Williams as a genealogist!
Needless to say, this is a wonderful opportunity for all of us and we are so happy to be a part of this new series. Each tree has amazing and compelling stories that have been uncovered and we are confident that viewers will find a connection to their own family roots by watching these seven celebrities journey into their own family's past.
As part of the excitement surrounding the premier of "Who Do You Think You Are?" We will be posting individual webpages for different episodes providing "behind-the-scene" insights that will better explain just how we found the clinching document or story that was presented in the show. Watch for more upcoming blog postings announcing these individual webpage launches!
- Episode 1 - Sarah Jessica Parker
- Episode 2 - Emmitt Smith
- Episode 3 - Lisa Kudrow
- Episode 4 - Matthew Broderick
- Episode 5 - Brooke Shields
- Episode 6 - Susan Sarandon
Megan Smolenyak, who also did a great deal of research on the series, has created a companion guide to this new TV series. It offers an excellent outline on how to get started on your own quest! Who Do You Think You Are?: The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family History
Be sure to tune-in to NBC each Friday at 8/7c for this exciting new series that we believe will give Americans a greater appreciation - and interest - for who they are!