Who do You Think You Are?

"If you don't recount your family history, it will be lost. Honor your own stories and tell them too. The tales may not seem very important, but they are what binds families and makes each of us who we are." -- Madeleine L'Engle

One of my favorite shows is a series called “Who Do You Think You Are?"  It combines two of my favorite things 1) celebrities and 2) genealogy. Each episode features a celebrity embarking on a journey to trace their family history. The celebrity discovers fascinating stories about their ancestors which involve much intrigue, heroism, love, tragedy, and betrayal. Several episodes have featured the celebrity uncovering a relative who has overcome adversity to find freedom and opportunity in the United States. A few even discover how their relative was instrumental in shaping world history. You can learn more about the show by clicking hereMy favorite episodes so far have been the following: 

Brooke Shields

Lionel Richie

Sarah Jessica Parker

Kim Cattrall

Tim McGraw

I'm off to to do some of my own research! 

"You are our living link to the past. Tell your grandchildren the story of the struggles waged, at home and abroad. Of sacrifices made for freedom's sake. And tell them your own story as well — because [everybody] has a story to tell." -- George H. W. Bush 

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