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Old 08-08-2013, 05:04 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Why was it unfortunate.
She explained they were raised Jewish.
Judaism is what she is familiar with not her German side.
There are many debates about this. As far as I am concerned,
She lived, lives a Jewish life.
She was brought up in this tradition, religion, and family.
She wasn't brought up with her grandfathers tradition, religion.

I don't see anything Unfortunate about her being Proud to be a Jewish American.
It's unfortunate because she's leaving out half her family. She actually said she thought of Germans as bad people. The whole show was tainted by an assumption that a man she knew to be a kind grandfather was somehow evil. When it turned out that like so many innocent Germans he was as trapped in the middle of things he had little or no control over as many people are during times of historic change we got nothing about how that side of the family were actually good people. We just got a reassertion of the other side. Interesting.
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Old 08-10-2013, 02:54 PM
 
Location: NW Philly Burbs
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I finally saw the Applegate episode, and what struck me was that they totally glossed over the fact that the father had a half-brother that he never knew about! The info was in the Mom's obituary, when Christina read it out loud. Maybe there were some issues there that they just didn't want to cover?
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Old 08-10-2013, 02:56 PM
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Maybe and they do have limited time, too.
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:21 PM
 
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I thought in the previous seasons, they had 2 or 3 "stars" per episode.

That was a great hour.
Gilah, there is a PBS show along the same lines with -- I'm gonna mess his name up -- Henry Gates? -- he's a Yale professor. I think. Mathmatics?

Anyhow -- they do three people per episode. It moves along faster... Sorry I'm in the middle of something and can't google it.
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:23 PM
 
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Chelsea Handler episode? First one where I didn't cry. I think because she was finding out really good happy things.
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:44 PM
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Henry Louis Gates is a professor of English at Harvard. He hosted a show on PBS called Finding Your Roots.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:55 AM
 
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Maybe and they do have limited time, too.
I agree they had to cut for time. I looked up Christina's grandmother on Genealogybank in the Trenton newspapers (hey, play along at home, kids!) and found more articles on her, even a birth announcement with a photo. I'm sure Christina and her father got all of them; they just couldn't show everything in the show. After all they had to make time for all those outdoor shots of Trenton, to make it not look like the hellhole that it is
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:12 PM
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I agree they had to cut for time. I looked up Christina's grandmother on Genealogybank in the Trenton newspapers (hey, play along at home, kids!) and found more articles on her, even a birth announcement with a photo. I'm sure Christina and her father got all of them; they just couldn't show everything in the show. After all they had to make time for all those outdoor shots of Trenton, to make it not look like the hellhole that it is

Funny.

Yes, anyone could do some research. It would be funnier if someone one here discovered they are related to one of the featured celebs.

Zooey Deschanel (sp?) episode on now.
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:26 AM
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Location: Cushing OK
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Funny.

Yes, anyone could do some research. It would be funnier if someone one here discovered they are related to one of the featured celebs.

Zooey Deschanel (sp?) episode on now.
I found this one very interesting. I actually have ancestors who settled in that county of Pennsulvania about the time her family did, though they were not Quakers, at least I would guess. I actually wonder if her ancestors may have known some of mine.

Learning more about that area and its history, since mine has some part of it, and I didn't know anything about its history.
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:46 AM
 
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Liked the Zooey Deschanel episode.

I was kind of glad to get another episode that's close to me geographically. First Trenton, then Philly--I'm right between the two.

They at least diverged from their "one ancestor" theme for a few minutes in the beginning, and we got info on some other generations.
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