Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Ancestors of Celebrities

{NSGS Newsletter Editor: Below are excerpts from an article that was recently posted on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter. Links and citations are provided to allow access to the complete article.}

The following information is from Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter and is copyright by Richard W. Eastman. It is re-published here with the permission of the author. Information about the newsletter is available at < http://www.eogn.com >. (Published 12 February 2012)

How NBC’s ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Picks Its Celebrities

Writing in the Investor's Business Daily web site, Patrick Seitz has produced an interesting article about how the ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ television show picks the celebrities to be featured. In fact, "a lot of the show’s research into celebrity family trees doesn’t make it on the air. Sometimes researchers either hit a dead end or the stories they uncover don’t make for compelling TV."

“We have an amazing team of researchers who pore through documents and censuses and death records, you name it,” said executive producer Al Edgington. “For every celebrity who is interested we will find everything we possibly can.”

You can read more at http://goo.gl/7Q5wN

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