BAFTA Award-Winning Actress Sheridan Smith Searches for Her Musical Ancestry on “Who Do You Think You Are?” (UK)

Posted by Ancestry Team on September 3, 2014 in United Kingdom, Who Do You Think You Are?

  BAFTA award-winning actress Sheridan Smith is set to explore her musical roots on tomorrow night’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are?   The episode traces the rise and fall of her great-great-grandfather, Benjamin Doubleday. A music teacher, he went on to become one of the country’s best-known banjo players of the 1880s. He entertained upper-class audiences in Read More

Mrs. Brown’s Boys funnyman Brendan O’Carroll is next on Who Do You Think You Are? ( UK )

Posted by Ancestry Team on August 27, 2014 in United Kingdom, Website, Who Do You Think You Are?

Mrs. Brown’s Boys star, Irish comedian Brendan O’Carroll is the next celebrity to get the  Who Do You Think You Are? treatment tomorrow night. Brendan now lives in Florida, but still calls Dublin home.   Brendan has heard from family members that his grandfather was shot during the Irish War of Independence in 1920. Acutely aware that Read More

Tamzin Outhwaite Discovers a Rags to Riches Tale on “Who Do You Think You Are?” (UK)

Posted by Ancestry Team on August 20, 2014 in Entertainment, United Kingdom, Website, Who Do You Think You Are?

New Tricks actress Tamzin Outhwaite will be the next celebrity to discover her family history on  Who Do You Think You Are? tomorrow night. Tamzin has gained fame for playing London characters and her parents are from London’s East End. However, she is also aware that she has Italian roots.   “I do know that there is definitely an Read More

The new season of Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) continues with Brian Blessed

Posted by Ancestry Team on August 13, 2014 in Entertainment, United Kingdom, Who Do You Think You Are?

  Actor and adventurer Brian Blessed is next up in the new season of  Who Do You Think You Are? tomorrow night. He is not looking for crowns or prizes in his past, but he is looking for humanity.   “The greatest dramas are about ordinary people, ordinary relationships. That is where you learn so much, Read More

The new season of Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) opens with Julie Walters

Posted by Ancestry Team on August 7, 2014 in Entertainment, United Kingdom, Website, Who Do You Think You Are?

Actress Julie Walters kicks off the new season of  Who Do You Think You Are  tonight. She is hoping to find some skeletons in her closet and the show does not disappoint. In researching her Irish ancestry she makes several discoveries. Her great grandfather Anthony Clarke was one of the early founders of The Land League. It was Read More

Second chances and emotional reunions in the next “Long Lost Family”

Posted by Ancestry Team on July 24, 2014 in In The Community, Long Lost Family, United Kingdom, Who Do You Think You Are?

With the new season of Long Lost Family now in full swing and tissue sales at an all-time high, Davina McCall & Nicky Campbell continue to give us front row seats at some beautiful family reunions. In episode three we hear the stories of Richard Cue and Tania Bartlett. While both stories are different they Read More