Alfre Woodward featured on Who Do You Think You Are? Sunday on TLC

Actress Alfre Woodard searches for her grandfather’s roots on the next episode of Who Do You Think You Are?, this Sunday, August 9th at 9/8c on TLC.

Alfre Woodard goes on a journey searching for her grandfather’s roots, and finds a man who endured one of the most horrifying periods in American history, and accomplished an extraordinary feat, on a new episode of Who Do You Think You Are? airing this Sunday, August 9 at 9/8c on TLC.

Actress Alfre Woodard’s grandfather died before she knew him, and his family tree is a mystery. She goes on a journey searching for his roots, and uncovers the triumphant story of her great-grandfather Alec, who endured the horrors of slavery and ascended from servitude to successful landowner, an extraordinary feat of his time.

The Alfre Woodard episode airs on Sunday 9 August 2015, 9:00 pm Eastern / 8:00 pm Central on TLC. Check your local television listings for the exact time in your location.

Photo credit: Photo courtesy of TLC. Used by permission.

©2015, copyright Thomas MacEntee.

JK Rowling featured on Who Do You Think You Are? Sunday on TLC

Author JK Rowling sets off to solve a family genealogy mystery on the next episode of Who Do You Think You Are?, this Sunday, August 2nd at 9/8c on TLC.

JK Rowling sets off on a journey to uncover her maternal French roots; she finally solves a family mystery; uncovers a harrowing tale of wartime heroism; and discovers a surprising connection to a bold woman on a new episode of Who Do You Think You Are? airing this Sunday, August 2 at 9/8c on TLC.

JK Rowling goes on a journey in France to trace her mother’s roots. She discovers that a family war story might not be what she thought when military records reveal a surprising truth. Tracing the trail even further back, Jo learns of her 2x great-grandmother, who had plenty of struggles both as a poor, single mother and a witness to German invasion during wartime, which forced her family to choose sides in a time of turmoil.

The JK Rowling episode airs on Sunday 2 August 2015, 9:00 pm Eastern / 8:00 pm Central on TLC. Check your local television listings for the exact time in your location.

Photo credit: Photo courtesy of TLC. Used by permission.

©2015, copyright Thomas MacEntee.

WDYTYA Genealogy Bingo Card for Sunday Night’s Premiere on TLC

Who Do You Think You Are? Bingo Card While others may be pursuing the WDYTYA Drinking Game, you and the entire family can play along during tonight’s season premiere episode of Who Do You Think You Are? with our new WDYTYA Genealogy Bingo Card. Click here to download and print the PDF version.

And don’t forget to tune in to the Ginnifer Goodwin episode of Who Do You Think You Are? on Sunday evening, 26 July 2015, at 9:00pm EDT/8:00pm CDT on TLC!

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