Country singer Trisha Yearwood is featured TONIGHT on Who Do You Think You Are? on TLC!
One thing that genealogists agree about when watching Who Do You Think You Are? (WDYTYA) is that the show does make researching one’s family history look a tad bit easier than most of us find it to be. Please read Genea-Musings’ (by Randy Seaver) take on this in his post It's Really Not That Easy! where he talks about how much research is done for each show and how little of it is actually shown in any given episode.
As a person who has done research for family lines (story arcs) which never made it to filming, I have first hand knowledge of just how much research doesn’t make it to the tv show!
One thing I just discovered is that ProGenealogists.com has a case studies collection for the WDYTYA episodes. Currently you can access these for Susan Sarandon through Cindy Crawford. They give you a “brief” behind the scenes look at some of the research that went into creating each episode.
Has watching a particular episode inspired you with regards to your own research?
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The Christina Applegate episode reminded me not to lose concentration on those generations closest to me. I am always excited to find yet another branch of the family tree and the "how far back can I get?" is always a thought at the forefront. I was inspired to revisit some things with my grandmother as a result of Christina's episode, which I am sure will enrich what I already have documented.ReplyDelete