Who Do You Think You Are? Vanessa Williams in Season 2 Premiere

Who Do You Think You Are?

I just received an invite to participate in a media conference call this coming Monday with Lisa Kudrow and other producers of the US-version of Who Do You Think You Are? Included in the information was this snippet:

SEASON PREMIERE — MULTI-FACETED PERFORMER VANESSA WILLIAMS EXPLORES THE ROOTS OF HER TRAILBLAZING DESCENDANTS – As someone who has made history on her own, Vanessa Williams (“Desperate Housewives”) sets out on a journey to find out if her ancestors were also trailblazers. Her search leads her to the National Archives in Washington, D.C. and to South Carolina where she finds ancestral ties to the Civil War’s Union Army. She also heads to the South and discovers an ancestor who was an educator in a time when many African-American southerners did not have the opportunity to receive an education.

So while the Who Do You Think You Are? website is not updated for Season 2, it does seem that the first episode of Season 2 will feature Vanessa Williams. The broadcast will take place at 8:00 pm Eastern/ 7:00 pm Central time on NBC.

I participated in last year’s media call and I actually got to speak with Lisa and the others about the genealogy blogging community and how important we felt it was to have a genealogy and family history-related program on television.

Check back here at GeneaBloggers on Monday afternoon for an update on the call and any other WDYTYA information I can share. So – what questions would you ask Lisa Kudrow about WDYTYA and genealogy? Let me know in the Comments section below.

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What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

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