Who Do You Think You Are?: Laverne Cox Discovers Freedmen in Her Family Tree

Who Do You Think You Are?: Laverne Cox Discovers Freedmen in Her Family Tree

Historian Erica Armstrong Dunbar shows actress Laverne Cox a voter register naming her freedman ancestor on “Who Do You Think You Are?” As an actress and an openly transgender woman, Laverne Cox has achieved a lot of firsts. She’s the first openly transgender woman nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award...Read more
Are You Related to Saint Nick?

Are You Related to Saint Nick?

If the legend of Santa Claus is based on a real person, does that mean Santa had descendants? On December 6, Catholics around the world celebrate the feast of Saint Nicholas, otherwise known as Saint Nick’s Day. Children leave their shoes and stockings out overnight in hopes that they will...Read more
Coming Soon: A Royal Wedding and a New Coat of Arms

Coming Soon: A Royal Wedding and a New Coat of Arms

Hooray, it’s royal wedding time! The British royal family has announced that Prince Harry, second son of the Prince of Wales and younger brother to the Duke of Cambridge, is engaged to American actress Meghan Markle. The wedding will take place in spring 2018. Genealogist Charles Kidd, the editor of Debrett’s...Read more
Season 4 of “Finding Your Roots” Genealogy Show Premieres Oct 3 on PBS

Season 4 of “Finding Your Roots” Genealogy Show Premieres Oct 3 on PBS

Season 4 of the genealogy TV show “Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” premieres Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 8/7 central on PBS! Watch the trailer: Ancestry.com sponsors this show, in which Gates reveals the family histories of well-known Americans. He presents each contributor with a “book of life”...Read more