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Melissa Etheridge's French Canadian British American Spanish Ancestor

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 06.20.2015 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

She swiftly discovers French Canadian ancestors who were embroiled in a bitter lawsuit against a man who got their teenage daughter pregnant and refused to marry her, but there's more to the story than she first thinks.

Bill Paxton Learns of His Revolutionary Past On 'Who Do You Think You Are?'

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 06.16.2015 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Actor Bill Paxton is featured this Sunday (April 19 at 10/9c on TLC) on Who Do You Think You Are? and digs into the paternal half of his family tree. He begins by solving a long-standing mystery by determining that he is indeed related to Texan hero Sam Houston.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Sean Hayes Discovers Family's Criminal Past

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.28.2015 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Sean explores his paternal ancestry focusing on his Hayes line, and that leads him via Chicago and Dublin back to Ballylongford in County Kerry. What will he learn there? Check out this exclusive video provided by TLC to get a taste:

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Angie Harmon Understands the Power of Walking in Your Ancestors Footsteps

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

This Sunday on Who Do You Think You Are? (March 22, 2015 at 10/9c on TLC), Angie Harmon -- who always thought she was Greek, Irish and Native American -- makes some surprising discoveries about the Harmon branch of her family tree.

4 Celebrities Named for 'Who Do You Think You Are?'

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 02.15.2015 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

It won't be long until genealogy fans and history buffs can get another hit of watching celebrities time travel to their roots. TLC's next season of...

How a TV Show Reminds Us How Cool Libraries Are

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 10.26.2014 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Once upon a time, TLC stood for "The Learning Channel," and while that's no longer the case, that hasn't kept the network from sneaking a little boo...

Who Do You Think You Are? Celebrities Announced

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 08.26.2013 | TV
Megan Smolenyak

Genealogists and non-genealogists alike are rejoicing that TLC has announced the season line-up for Who Do You Think You Are?, the popular celebrity r...

Brooke Shields, Who Do You Think You Are?

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Brooke's early years may have appeared glamorous to the outside world, but few knew of her life behind the scenes.

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.