Who Do You Think You Are? Recap – Gwyneth Paltrow

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on September 15, 2011 in Famous Faces, Who Do You Think You Are?

In last night’s season premier of Who Do You Think You Are? actress Gwyneth Paltrow searched for the true stories of her ancestors. Passenger lists helped her prove a family line from Barbados. Censuses and other records revealed the many challenges her great-grandmother faced. And Jewish family history records helped her make a surprising and Read More

New Australian Who Do You Think You Are?®: Georgie Parker

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on December 31, 2010 in Famous Faces, Who Do You Think You Are?

Coming from a family of strong females, Georgie Parker’s journey into her ancestry reveals the true strength and courage shown by the women on both sides of her family. Georgie’s quest starts with her mother Rosemary’s family. As a little girl, Georgie was particularly close to her maternal grandmother Grace. While Grace was very bright Read More

New Australian Who Do You Think You Are?®: Rod Marsh

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on December 3, 2010 in Famous Faces, Who Do You Think You Are?

Knowing very little about his family history and intrigued by the mystery of his father’s adoption, Australian cricketing icon Rod Marsh embarks on a journey to discover his roots. Rod’s father, Ken, never knew who his biological parents were or the circumstances around his adoption. Armed with an old birth certificate from his Aunt Amy, Read More

New Australian Who Do You Think You Are?®: Magda Szubanski

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on November 26, 2010 in Famous Faces, Who Do You Think You Are?

Comedian and actress Magda Szubanski wants to better understand how world events have shaped her family. Tracing the lives of two ancestors, she discovers how both were forced to make grim choices and suffered the devastating consequences of war. Magda was born to Polish father Zbigniew Szubanski and Scottish mother Margaret McCarthy. The family emigrated Read More

New Australian series of Who Do You Think You Are?®

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on November 26, 2010 in Famous Faces, Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are?® returns for a third series as six more Australian celebrities trace their family tree, uncovering secrets and stories from the past. Magda Szubanski, Rod Marsh, Tina Arena, Shane Bourne, Paul Mercurio and Georgie Parker take a journey through their ancestry in this fascinating chronicle of the social, ethnic and Read More