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3/19/09: Who Do You Think You Are?

"Who Do You Think You Are?"  is a magazine and a popular BBC documentary TV show.  One or two weeks ago they held an event in London, and apparently the subject of the use of DNA in the world of genealogy dominated the conference.  This is very good news, because it has been difficult thus far to convince Europeans in general to get their DNA tested.  Here is a link to an interesting presentation at the conference.  It is about Chris Haley, the nephew of Alex Haley, who discovered through DNA that he is related to a man who lives in Scotland:  Hopefully, all of us who have gotten DNA tested will eventually have this experience!

NBC will soon launch an American version of the hit BBC genealogy series "Who Do You Think You Are?"  It is scheduled to premiere on NBC at 8 P.M. ET April 20th.   The series will begin by exploring the family histories of celebrities including Lisa Kudrow, Sarah Jessica Parker and Susan Sarandon.  Former "Friends" star Lisa Kudrow is an executive producer of the show.

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