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From: Marlene Creech <>
Subject: Re: [S-I] Who Do You Think You Are (American Version)
Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2010 15:34:34 -0500
I have felt part of American History for sometime, about the time I
found my first ancestor way back.
I wish Dr Gates would do some searching for poor little old me!
On Mar 6, 2010, at 5:41 PM, Penny Bonnar wrote:
> I just watched the Sarah Jessica Parker episode on Hulu and thought it
> was a bit contrived. No visits to Family History Centers to strain her
> eyes over microfilm. And how many of us can afford to hire researchers
> to do the real legwork, let alone hop on a plane and hail a cab to
> take us where the next trail leads? When I go off on my genealogy
> journeys, it's usually with a prayer that my car makes it there and
> back one more time, and my nights are spent in budget motel rooms
> because I'd rather spend the money to rent another film or pay for
> copies at the courthouse.
> Despite my criticism, however, I thought it was interesting in that it
> showed that our family history can be full of surprising little and
> even not so little details that pop up every so often in our research.
> That point was clearly part of Parker's story. And those surprises are
> a big part of the fun of it.
> I also liked how Parker now feels herself to be part of American
> history---thanks to her family's story. History really does take on
> new meaning with every generation we trace back.
> I'm sure this series will spark people's interest. But I also hope
> that people will not be scared off because they think they need the
> kind of money Parker has to search for their ancestors.
> Penny Bonnar
> On 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
>> 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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