Genealogy can be more than just an enjoyable hobby. It can be a way to explore issues like generational trauma. That’s exactly what actor Zachary Levi did in his episode of Who Do You Think You Are.
What Billy Porter’s WDYTYA Episode Can Teach You
“Who Do You Think You Are” can be not only entertaining and inspiring, but can also show you some good insights into genealogy research… if you look closely. Here’s one important lesson from the Billy Porter episode.
That’s What I’m Talkin’ About!
In an earlier post, I mused about why NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are showing genealogy as “easy” was a good thing. WDYTYA showed it being exciting and fun to do, which could lead people to follow this passion we call genealogy and family history. With completely unscientific and anecdotal evidence, I found that…
Who Do You Think You Are? – Rosie O’Donnell
I have to admit that I didn’t have high hopes for tonight’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are featuring Rosie O’Donnell. All the “wow”s in the trailer made me cringe. “Oh no — it’s going to be nothing but fluff.” I couldn’t have been more wrong. (Spoiler alert! If you haven’t watched it…
Why “Who Do You Think You Are” Being Easy is a Good Thing
Season 2 of NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are premiered last Friday night. Facebook statuses and Twitter feeds were ablaze with updates (much to the chagrin of some on the west coast). Episode 1 featured Vanessa Williams and her search for her father’s side of her family. The feedback that I saw from genealogists,…