Posts tagged "genealogy"

Battle Of The Genealogy TV Shows

Two shows focused on finding well-known Americans' ancestors are hitting the small screen at about the same time. "Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr." premiered on PBS Feb. 10, and "Who Do You Think You Are?" will air beginning March 5 on NBC (it originated as a BBC show…
By: Catherine Strawn / March 4, 2010

Michelle Obama’s Family Tree Has A White Branch

Genealogists have been busy reconstructing the First Lady’s family tree and what they’ve discovered is shocking—but really only to Debbie Shields, who is apparently Michelle Obama’s cousin. And yes, she’s white as can be. But are we really surprised by this? As most of us know, there were many African and American couplings (both consensual…
By: Ami Angelowicz / November 10, 2009