A sassy, crafty mama bird from Los Angeles
raising a very sweet little girl with Autism
and a new baby boy in the Midwest... and other stuff, too.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Who Do You Think You Are??

"Who are you?"
-The Who

I don't really watch a lot of television. News mostly. I tivo Sunday Morning, the CBS newsmagazine which is an hour and a half long, so it takes me all week to watch it. Last year I also started recording a show called Who Do You Think You Are, where celebrities trace their roots to uncover things about their ancestors. I freaking love this stuff. I know very little about my own ancestry. I can only go back as far as my great-great-grandparents on both sides of the family. I would love to dig deeper and find out more and more. I'm thinking of treating myself to a month or two on Ancestry.com to dive into the G family! What a fun project, right?! You know, because I have SO much time to waste. Obviously, it's cool to find out things about my family's past, but I also wonder if there are family members that had "stuff": illness, brilliance, autism, etc.
My people are Jewish and that usually presents a problem when trying to find out about the past. So many families changed their names, lied about their ages and/or locations in effort to protect themselves and their families. Many Jews get stuck around the time their family members "came over".

Have you tried to trace your roots? Have you discovered anything exciting?

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