Monday, March 8, 2010

Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are? : the essential guide to tracing your family history written by Megan Smolenyak is an easy-to-read introduction to family history research with lots of up-to-date websites and tips on how to find the answer to the question of your own ancestory. Don't forget that Santa Clara's Central Park Library's Heritage Pavilion has books, genealogy subscription databases, city directories and helpful staff and volunteer consultants who can assist you in your research to answer the question of who you are.

Who Do You Think You Are? is just one of the books on the Staff Favorites list found on our website. You can get to the lists, which change monthly, by choosing Research/Resources, Readers' Links, Featured Lists, Staff Favorites or follow the above link and make it a Favorite link on your computer.

Who Do You Think You Are? is a companion to the NBC television series now showing on Friday nights at 8 p.m. The first show, shown Friday March 5, featured the family history of actress Sarah Jessica Parker. The show follows her family history trail from Cincinnati, Ohio, to Gold Rush country in California, and to Boston and Essex County, Massachusetts. She was astonished to discover one of her ancestors was accused of witchcraft in 1692.

Next up, on Friday, March 12, will be football great Emmitt Smith. Later shows will feature Susan Sarandon, Spike Lee, Brooke Shields, Matthew Broderick. and Lisa Kudrow.

posted by mb