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March 25, 2010

Reminder! WDYTYA is on Friday with Matthew Broderick

A reminder that the TV genealogy series, Who Do You Think You Are? at 8:00 Eastern/7:00 Central Time is on NBC every Friday.

Episode 4 is tomorrow and features Matthew Broderick, who sets out to discover more about his father's side of the family, whom he never knew. As he learns about his ancestors' heroic military service and sacrifice, Matthew gets closer than he ever imagined to Captain Robert Shaw, who he portrayed in the epic Civil War movie Glory. Watch for Matthew's visit to the National Archives in New York City, the Connecticut State Archives, and the Marietta National Cemetery in Georgia.

This is a terrific genealogy series, so you want to be sure you don't miss it! If you missed the first three they are available online at

My thoughts and critiques of the first two episodes are available at

* Episode 1

* Episode 2

There is also a companion book written by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak which may be of interest.


Dara said...

I just watched that episode and being the emotional person I am, I cried. Especially near the end, as it made me think about my own ancestor who was in the Civil War.

The Grandmother Here said...

Megan's book is a really good book for beginners. I'm enjoying the TV series very much.