26 August 2008

Television: Today Show, genealogy this week

This week, NBC's Today Show is featuring family history stories of its staff. This is the new series - about 10 years after the first series was aired.

Monday's show was on Meredith Viera's family from the Azores and resettled in New England. If you missed it, see the video here. Maureen Taylor and Ancestry.com were involved in this one. Everyone has a scandal or two, and view this video for Viera's.

Tuesday's show was a look back for Matt Lauer, whose great-grandfather came from Saveni, Romania in 1898. He visited the town nine years ago for the first series. Today's segment updates the family saga and discusses immigration, the Lower East Side, and the progress of the immigrants - accomplishing the American dream.

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