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Faces of America

6 Degrees of Separation: Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon Are Cousins

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 09.17.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Kyra Sedgwick describes the discovery that she and her husband Kevin Bacon are 10th cousins once-removed as "a little upsetting," but it shouldn't be. Here's why.

Genealogy on TV

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

There's no question that 2010 was a banner year for roots lovers, but indications are that it's only going to get better.

Faces of America: The Yamaguchi Story -- How an Immigrant Farmer Paved the Way for Success

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Tatsuichi Yamaguchi did not have the option to do anything else with his life -- all he knew was farming. But he refused to be broken by his experience, and he paved the way for his children's and his grandchildren's success.

Faces of America: Mehmet Oz and the Immigrant Story Pedigree

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Mustafa Oz arrived in Cleveland in June 1955, unable to speak English and without a friend or family member to guide him. Like most immigrants, his integration relied on the distinctly American magnanimity of strangers.

Faces of America: The True Dichotomy of Eva Longoria

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

It is the curious relation among the histories of cultures, families, and individuals that makes the assembly of our virtual families so endlessly fascinating. Here, we examine Eva Longoria.

Catching Your Children's Precious Moments

Meredith Lopez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Lopez

At the moment, personal memoirs, family histories and genealogy are all the rage. Perhaps this new obsession reflects our increased longevity or the precarious nature of our 21st century lives.

Short takes: 3D, yogurt, celebrity genealogy and more

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Things that have been bugging me lately but which aren't worth an entire post: Why is it that the first thing a 3D film does to establish its, well, ...

Celebrity Genealogy Hits Prime Time

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Active and armchair genealogists across the country will soon be treated shows on PBS and NBC that will offer considerable, multicultural star power.