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Re: Oprah's Roots
In Response To: Re: Oprah's Roots ()
Now now....I haven't watched the show yet either and we all seem to be passionately for or against celebrities, BUT:
1. Oprah DOES have roots, and I'm sure she had a whizbang team working with her family to document them. Good for her!
2. Her show will reach millions who would never have attended a family history or genealogy class at the local community center, historical/genealogy society, adult ed program or whatever. The show will demonstrate to millions of viewers some of the techniques and some of the possible avenues of research for people who may have dismissed the possibilities of finding anything. Many will be encouraged to begin, continue, or renew their search. The more EVERYBODY researches, the more connections can be made. More local commuties and researchers may become more active.
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