19 March 2010

WDYTYA episode 3 Lisa Kudrow

Lou Szucs from Ancestry.com reminds us to watch the show tonight and tells us about it being a ratings hit. I am looking forward to this episode.

Lou reports:  It appears the success of the Who Do You Think You Are? premiere wasn't just a one-hit wonder. In fact, more Americans tuned in to watch the second episode than the first! For a look at the second episode's ratings, click here.

This Week's Episode

You won't want to miss this week's episode. Lisa Kudrow sets out to learn the hard truth about what really happened to her Jewish ancestors who remained behind in Belarus during World War II. Despite the cold details of how the Holocaust impacted her family, Lisa's episode ends with a silver lining.

Check out the teaser here featuring Lisa Kudrow, and tune into NBC for the full episode on Friday at 8/7c.

Last Week's Episode

Faced with the obstacles that surround African American family history research, football legend Emmitt Smith sets out to learn about his enslaved ancestors. The trail takes him to Monroe County, Alabama, where Emmitt traces his family back to his 3rd great-grandfather, Prince Puryear. Prince is found in the 1870 U.S. Federal Census, along with several other Puryears - including one 55-year old woman named "Mariah." Emmitt calls it destiny when the family historian uses Book 22 (his jersey number) to confirm Mariah is Prince's mother. Mariah then leads Emmitt on a journey that introduces him to the slave trade in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. Seeking his African origins, Emmitt takes a DNA test that guides him to the shores of Africa.

If you missed the episode, watch it here.

Community Involvement
We have immensely enjoyed your feedback to the show and hope that you will continue to send us your thoughts and what you've been doing to take advantage of the series.

Last week, we [Ancestry.com] heard from the San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society who wrote:
As soon as we heard about the airing, our board members scheduled a beginners class entitled "How to Find Out Who You Are!" to begin Sunday afternoon after the Friday 1st airing of "Who Do You Think You Are?" Our local NBC affiliate, WOAI-TV, not only publicized our event, they filmed our Library and gave us a live interview on the 5:00 & 6:00 pm news. We were inundated with calls, filled our first series of classes and have had to schedule another consecutive round of classes for new researchers! We also scheduled Intermediate level classes to begin March 22nd and they are rapidly filling up.  Thanks to all the above, our 50 year old Society with it's 16,000 vol. library, is no longer San Antonio's best kept secret!

Way to go San Antonio! We are thrilled with your success!

Loretto (Lou) Szucs
Vice President of Community Relations
60 West 4800 North
Provo, UT 84604

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