For those of you who are following WDYTYA on Fridays, this past week was different from the others. Kim Cattrall was tracing her long, lost grandfather and found out he was quite the scoundral. This is a far cry from the wonderful, wonderful lives of most of the other people researched. I think it gives you an idea that you may not always find you are related to the Queen of England or high society, but there is an occasional horse thief or two that you should be prepared to find. That’s what makes genealogy so interesting. It is also something to think about ahead of time in how you are going to handle the information you find. Would your grandmother be horrified if this got out? Kim’s mother and aunts initially didn’t want to contact the other family involved, but after the filming did contact them.
Watch for this week’s episode of WDYTYA on NBC.