DAR Library to be Featured on "Who Do You Think You Are?"

Written by: Lynn Young, President General
April 5, 2016

I am thrilled to share some very exciting news with you. The DAR is going to be featured on this week’s episode of TLC’s television series “Who Do You Think You Are?” on April 10!

It is such a pleasure to be featured in this educational television program that so many DAR members, including myself, enjoy watching. For those of you who may not be familiar with the show, each episode follows a celebrity as they embark on a personal journey of self-discovery as they learn more about their family history.

Scott Foley is the celebrity guest of the episode in which he uses the DAR Genealogical Research System (GRS) to locate his ancestor. Also, our DAR Headquarters building, most specifically the DAR Library, was used to film scenes for the upcoming episode. Be sure to tune into TLC on Sunday, April 10 at 9 p.m. EST/8 p.m. Central to see what Scott Foley discovers.

We can’t give away too much now! In the meantime, here is a preview of the season that gives you a sneak peek at some of the Scott Foley scenes:

http://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/who-do-you-think-you-are/videos/premiere-promo/

This was not the first visit to our Headquarters by the “Who Do You Think You Are?” series. As you may remember we were also featured in an episode last year featuring Bill Paxton and another in 2012 featuring Rob Lowe. DAR resources assisted in researching their ancestors as well. Also, DAR genealogists are occasionally contacted by show producers to assist with research for “Who Do You Think You Are?” even if they don’t necessarily film here.

Additionally, DAR honored “Who Do You Think You Are?” during the 2010 Continental Congress, with the DAR Media Award. One of the executive producers, Dan Bucatinsky, attended to accept the award, and his executive producing partner, Lisa Kudrow, sent a personal video greeting that was shown during the ceremony.

It’s such a pleasure having the opportunity to work with television shows like “Who Do You Think You Are?” that help to highlight how fun and meaningful family history research can be.

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