A year and a half ago when I started this blog Who Do You Think You Are was beginning its third season. After each program I would comment on the research involved so that viewers who identified with the featured celebrity would have additional sources for research, plus hints and tips from my own experiences.
The series contributes much to the world of genealogy even though it makes the research look relatively easy and we all know it is not. A lot of people have complained about this, but I think viewers unfamiliar with our world would be overwhelmed if they saw all the behind the scenes research and brick walls. Besides each program would be 3 or 4 hours long. Keeping it simple has inspired many people to begin the journey into the world of their ancestors.
Unfortunately the series was cancelled last year.
But now I am happy to inform you that on Wednesday, July 23, 2013, a new WDYTYA series with begin on the TLC channel. Showtime is 9/8c. Mark your calendars! There will be 8 programs and, yes, I will be commenting on all 8. So far guest celebrities searching for ancestors will be Christina Applegate, Kelly Clarkson, Cindy Crawford, Chris O'Donnell.