Thursday, August 15, 2013

Who Do You Think You Are--How Do You Like it So Far?

There have been four new episodes aired of Who Do You Think You Are? over the last four weeks. These episodes included celebrities Kelly Clarkson, Christina Applegate, Chelsea Handler and Zooey Deschanel. All of these episodes have contained interesting stories that connect the lives of these people to their anscestors. Which one has been your favorite so far? Do you feel a particular connection to any of the stories?

For me, Kelly Clarkson's story of her ancestor that fought in the Civil War mirrored my own family story. My ancestor was also from Ohio, enlisted as a soldier for the Union (enlisted into a different company than Clarkson's ancestor) and was taken prisoner and put in Andersonville (in a battle six weeks before her ancestor was captured). Through her story, I was able to discover a little bit more of my own. I can't wait to see the rest of the season.