On Tuesdays, I usually count down the hours until the latest episode of Finding Your Roots is on, but tonight we will be watching election returns while my DVR records the show. So you all know what I will do when my husband finally heads for bed …
It looks like tonight’s show will showcase the ancestry of a number of jewish celebrities. Since Ashkenazi research can be particularly difficult and the DNA very tricky due to that population’s endogamy, I am particularly interested to see what I can learn.
Cece Moore‘s latest blog entry at the PBS site was just posted. Each week she discusses some of the details of the DNA work she did for the previous show.
Her current post is called “Tracing Descent from a Slave Owner with DNA.” Needless to say I have read every single one of these behind-the-scenes descriptions which can be found at:
Those of you who do not get this show on your local station can watch via the PBS web site using this URL http://www.pbs.org/wnet/finding-your-roots/video/all-video/?type=episodes
Or IMDB describes each episode and has a button for purchasing the video via Amazon