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Monday, April 26, 2010

Who do you think you are?

One of my favorite shows lately is Who Do You Think You Are? aired on NBC Friday's at 8:00 p.m. If you are interested in your family history at all this is the show to watch. Totally fascinating!!! I have also been reading The Confessions of Catherine De Medici by C.W.Gortner in preparation for our HFBRT event in May. It has been a real treat to see the Brooke Shields episode on Who Do You Thing You Are? She has family links back to Henri III and Catherine. One of her great grandmothers, the daughter of Henri IV was born in the Louvre. Perfect timing for the upcoming HFBRT event, it just makes it more real.
I am including a clip from her episode and a link to the full episode.

Link for full episode:


  1. I love this show! Thanks for the clip. I hope I have some interesting ancestors hiding in my family somewhere! :-)

  2. I love watching Who Do You Think You Are? We have had an Australian version which was good, but I really enjoy watching the UK version. The US version is starting here this week.

  3. I love the show as well, I always end up crying, too!! I was so touched by Brooke's story, and Matt Broderick's..
    I would so love to be able to go on the hunt across the world for my ancestors, that would pretty much be a dream come true for me.
    Thanks for highlighting the show, Susie!

  4. I have not heard of this show -- will have to give it a look! Recommendation to you though the time frame is much earlier than say, Catherine's time! It's "Power of a Woman," by Robert Fripp and about famed Eleanor of Aquitaine. She is dictating her memoirs to her secretary, so she's essentially reliving her long and absolutely fascinating life (married to Louis VII of France and Henry II of England, wars, travels, intrigues, ruthless diplomacy). She was a femme fatale par excellance! And such a powerful woman -- she tells of the many shifts in women's progress, both brutal and subtle. She really gouged out a path to success and power.

  5. I, too, have been enjoying this show. It has been very interesting to see how these families trace back and the connections that are discovered. What amazed me was how far back some of them could find records for. In the US and Canada, so many early settlers left no written records or they have been lost, usually to fire. We get back to the early 1800's in one family line and have only a name an no other information at all. Nothing to go on to search back any further.

  6. Hi! I just found your blog, so I'm starting a few posts back. I saw the Brooke Shields episode (and every other one) and she was by far my favorite because of all of her links. It was truly fascinating and I am so jealous! LOL


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