Showing posts with label WDYTYA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label WDYTYA. Show all posts

03 February 2011

Who Do You Think You Are? Airs Friday Feb 4

Here's one more reminder to watch NBC on Friday night at 8pm. Don't miss the kick-off of the second season of the popular genealogy series, Who Do You Think You Are?

Do you have friends who have been "thinking about" getting into genealogy but just haven't taken the step?  Invite them over for a viewing party!  Tell your relatives (you know, the few whose eyes don't glaze over when you start talking about great-great-grandpa) that they can learn more about your passion.  Make it a family affair!!

17 November 2010

Bargain Alert: $10 Buys "Who Do You Think You Are"

Wow!  What a deal this is.  For a limited time, you will be able to buy a copy of Megan Smolenyak's excellent book, "Who Do You Think You Are" for only $10 plus shipping and tax. 
  • Do you have a Secret Santa drawing with a $10 limit?  There ya go.  
  • What about a stocking stuffer for the cousin that has shown some interest in learning about great-great grandpa? There ya go.
  • Maybe Santa can deliver it to you because you've been such a good girl or boy. There ya go.

Purchase it online from the SCGS bookstore or buy it in person at the SCGS Library. You can also order it by phone (818-843-7247) with a credit card.

This offer is open to anyone; you do not need to be a member of the Southern California Genealogical Society to take advantage of this great bargain.

20 August 2010

Area Event: Lisa Kudrow to Speak at Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles

This is an announcement that we're passing along from our good friends at the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles:

Tuesday, September 28 at 7:30PM 
Skirball Cultural Center - Magnin Auditorium
Free to JGSLA members, guests $5.

An evening with Lisa Kudrow
and the researchers and producers of 
"Who Do You Think You Are?" 
the popular NBC documentary-style reality show 
with a genealogical and historical focus

Lisa will introduce her episode, in which she uncovers a family story dating back to the Holocaust in Belarus.  After the screening she, and the production staff will discuss the particulars of this episode, the impetus for making the series, how the selection process works, and the perils and pitfalls of researching celebrity family histories. 

Kudrow was the first to shoot her installment over two years ago; and despite the existence of a 46 page family tree her father created, she discovered many surprising discoveries about her ancestors.  

Kudrow describes the show as exploring intimate details with a very personalized aspect compared to what we read about historical events in textbooks.  Genealogical research as a way to make history come alive is one of the hallmarks of WDYTYA, which started on the BBC over seven years ago.  She believes our pasts should be intriguing and inviting.  Bring your questions for a lively, interactive panel discussion following the presentation.