Tom Bergeron on Who Do You Think You Are? Sunday on TLC

This Sunday, August 30 at 9/8c TLC will air TV host’s Tom Bergeron’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are?

In the episode, Tom Bergeron sets out to unravel the murky history of his paternal roots. Tracing back over 400 years, he uncovers the dramatic story of his 10x great-grandparents, who endured brutal warfare and starvation in France. Then Tom follows their daughter, who was orphaned as a teenager and bravely set off across the Atlantic, playing a significant role in establishing the New World.

Catch a sneak peek of the episode at: http://goo.gl/9RlxBT

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As my wife and I watched the show last night a thought occurred to her. Since she is descended from a French Canadian ancestry she had heard in family lore that they were descended from a royal French line.
As they discussed Mr. Bergeron’s orphaned ancestor as a Daughter of the King she wondered out loud if perhaps that is the source of the old family lore. We now have a whole new theory to pursue.

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The King’s Daughters (French: filles du roi; filles du roy) is a term used to refer to the approximately 800 young French women who immigrated to New France between 1663 and 1673 as part of a program sponsored by Louis XIV. The program was designed to boost Canada’s population both by encouraging male immigrants to settle there, and by promoting marriage,

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