My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wyoming, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bits of News

In USA Today, the daily newspaper, carries the Prime-time Nielsen ratings for television shows on Wednesday for the previous week. The show "Who Do You Think You Are" had 6.2 million viewers and ranked at #46. The show dropped a million viewers from the previous week.

Madonna and Ellen DeGeneres are 11th cousins, so says USA Today and Ancestry. Common ancestor, Martin Aucoin. Update, I saw The Ellen Show this morning and she mentioned other well-known people she is related to. And tried to pronounce the New England Historical and Genealogical Society, also stated they had already done her genealogy.

4 comments:

Heather Rojo said...

Barb, I caught that part of the "Ellen" show and I loved how her genealogy was "done"! Is there such a thing? I'm distantly related to some of the people on her chart (Lady Di, Richard Geer, etc) but I didn't see my face on the poster, LOL!

Barbara said...

Oh no, I have Princess Diana as well, so yet we share that one too. It was a funny segment, but I don't think the audience "got it" they thought it was a joke, and she was serious.

Wendy said...

Genealogy - it's contagious. :-D

Barbara said...

Not kidding, sometimes I wish I didn't Have to eat, it takes time away from the hobby.