I thought Friday evening's episode of Who Do You Think You Are? featuring guest celebrity Helen Hunt was one of the more interesting episodes I had seen. There were no revelations of slavery or terrible crimes or anything else that was sensationalized. Instead, Hunt's ancestry turned out to be a mix of some wealthy people and some others who lived in poverty. In other words, her family tree is typical of millions of Americans. I could identify with this episode.
I did note that several of the scenes were recorded in the Neal Dow House in Portland, Maine, the home of one of my distant relatives. Neal Dow is not an ancestor of mine, but is hanging around in the outer branches of my family tree. It was nice to see him mentioned on national television.
You can read a synopsis of the March 23 episode of Who Do You Think You Are? at http://goo.gl/02Ako.
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