- TLC will air the U.S. premiere of J.K. Rowling’s episode, where the best-selling author sets off to uncover her maternal French roots. She finds that a family war story might not be what she thought when military records reveal a surprising twist.
- Tom Bergeron, who is aware of his French Canadian roots on his paternal side, but wants to know what brought his ancestors to North America. He goes as far back as his 10x great grandmother to find the answer.
- Bryan Cranston, who comes to discover an unfortunate pattern amongst the men in his family.
- Ginnifer Goodwin, who sets out to learn about her mysterious paternal great grandparents, whom her father, regretfully, does not know much about either.
- Alfre Woodard, who strives to find out more about the paternal side of her family, and explores how her surname came to be.
While you’re waiting for Who Do You Think You Are Summer 2015 to kick off, enjoy this unseen footage from the J.K. Rowling episode on the old WhoDoYouThinkYouAre website and these fun interviews with genealogy television industry leaders:
- A FREE Genealogy Gems podcast interview with Henry Louis Gates, host of the popular PBS show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr;
- FREE access to the Genealogy Gems Premium podcast interview with Dan Bucatinsky, Executive Producer of Who Do You Think You Are?
- FREE Genealogy Gems podcast interview with Lisa Kudrow and Vanessa Williams, talking about Who Do You Think You Are?
- Below, catch my video interview with Mary Tedesco, co-host of PBS’ Genealogy Roadshow.