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From: Sharon Fontenot <>
Subject: Re: [S-I] Who Do You Think You Are (American Version)
Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2010 14:13:56 -0600
It was very different from the PBS show Faces of America. Personally, I
enjoyed both shows, but preferred Faces of America.
I think the slow-paced progress on Faces of America, seemed much more
realistic to me. Someone who has done a lot of research was taking care of
that part of it (with a lot of help, too) and presenting what was found to
the various celebrities who knew nothing about researching.
Who Do You Think You Are? was entertaining and I'll continue to watch it.
But for someone like me it was also a bit irritating to be shown a
celebrity who hasn't a clue about their ancestry and knows nothing of
research, going off in various directions and at every turn being presented
with *documentation* that just happens to be available and close at hand.
It doesn't happen that way ... but it is entertaining.
Miracles are rare. The only one I've experienced in 30 years was receiving
a bible transcription by email from someone researching the surname but
unfamiliar with the names on the page, and finding three generations of my
family detailed, middle names,dates of births, marriages and deaths of the
oldest - the last entry being the birth of my great grandmother. I think my
good luck was spent in that one event.
On Sat, Mar 6, 2010 at 1:37 PM, <> wrote:
> Hi folks, the first episode of this show aired Friday night. Nothing Scotch
> Irish came up but I am curious how people found it who watched?
> You can watch it at Hulu if you missed it and have broadband:
> Anyone know if the British show is on line free anywhere???
> I watched it and enjoyed. I had attempted to watch the PBS show but found
> it rather slow paced.
> Linda Merle
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