Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Who do you think you are? With Update!

Tonight's the night that "Who Do You Think You Are?" returns to television, on the TLC network. According to the ads, tonight's celebrity focus is Kelly Clarkson, the first winner (in 2002) of the "American Idol" singing contest television show. She's one of the few Idol winners who have truly succeeded in the music industry--she has sold millions of records and earned numerous industry awards. She's quite the success story.

I wonder how many singers/entertainers will be found amongst her ancestors? I'll be watching!!

Who watched the show last night? What did you think? I found it interesting that Kelly only focused on her 3rd great-grandfather on her mother's side--and her mom had already started the research!! Yea, Mom!

Even though Kelly didn't find any musical ancestors, she did learn a bit of American history--her ancestor had served in the Civil War, spent time in one of more notorious POW camps (remember the photo of the starving man?), escaped, and later entered into politics as a state senator. What an interesting life! This is one of the reasons why I love genealogy--the research isn't just about our ancestors, it's about our social and political history as a nation. It's a great way to get re-acquainted with our American history.

Looking forward to the next episode...

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