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WDYTYA? And Family Connections

On 4 May 2012 Who Do You Think You Are? invited us in to share the genealogy of Rashida Jones. To be honest, I did not know much about her or her family. As I googled away to see what I could find out, I was surprised to see that she was daughter of Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton. After doing a bit more digging, I read that Quincy had already been looking into his genealogy and was featured in one of Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s shows on PBS.

What really excited me was the connection Quincy Jones has to George Washington because the General appears in my darling hubby’s tree as well. I was so excited to see what the connection really is and how they all fit together.

I should have known that they would focus on Rashida’s maternal line. Specifically, Peggy Lipton’s mothers line. Nothing on Quincy’s family because it had been researched already. The information that was given to Rashida was very in-depth, bringing her family right into the middle of WWII.

As always, the show was put together to bring out every emotion they can. From the family they are investigating to the person watching the show. I am sure that many tears had been shed.

For me, I need to go and search for Dr. Gate’s other productions to find the one with Quincy Jones. Once I am able to watch that, I will be blogging about it.

Have you had a connection made through watching Who Do You Think You Are? Please share with us what family finds you have made watching these shows on television.

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