Periodically, I do a little work on my family tree. It's not easy. My maiden name after all is Johnson.
I've only been able to trace the Johnson side of my father's family back to my great, great grandfather. My father's mother's family - thanks to some unusual given names - was a bit easier. So far, I've made it to the year 1501 and my 13th great grandfather, John Jennens born in Birmingham, England.
SO, when NBC announce the new television show "Who Do You Think You Are?" to follow the family tree of a different celebrity in each episode, I thought, this is my kind of reality show!
I watched last night. The opening scenes of the show were snippets from all seven episodes. And a shot of Brunelleschi's Dome was part of it.
Last nights celebrity was Sarah Jessica Parker. At first I was having trouble connecting to a story about a celebrity's (any celebrity's) family tree. But then Sarah finds out that an ancestor was one of the accused in the Salem witchcraft hysteria.
I plan to make this new show a regular watch. Can't wait to see who has an ancestral connection to Firenze!