With Tim McGraw's George Washington connection emerging on the latest episode of Who Do You Think You Are, there seems to have emerged a curiosity in several on their ancestry.
This sudden invocation of the passion for the past is evident on search trends as people searched for Tim McGraw as well as Ancestry.com soon after the second season episode of the show featuring the Country Superstar aired on NBC.
McGraw appeared on Friday's episode of Who Do You Think You Are to discover that he is descended from some of the first settlers of the United States. The Friends star Lisa Kudrow's hit series also helped McGraw trace a connection to George Washington, the American Revolutionary War hero and the first president of United States.
On the show, Tim McGraw's journey began with Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park. It later moved on to the Wilderness Trail and sections of Scott Country, Virginia, after which he learned that his relatives date back before even the establishment of the United States.
On learning this, McGraw remarked, My family was here before we were a country.
George Washington was mingling with my family. Wow!
The show Who Do You Think You Are, which helps participants draw up their family tree with the help of Ancestry.com search, has had a successful run in the first season. The second season promises to uncover the roots of celebrities such as a group of celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow, Rosie O'Donnell, Steve Buscemi, Kim Cattrall, Lionel Richie, Vanessa Williams and Ashley Judd. Kudrow is the executive producer of the series.
With the show's shocking finding hitting the headlines, people have taken to the Internet in search of their roots. Ancestry.com has been the forerunner in Internet genealogy for years now. It boasts of being: The world's largest online resource for family history documents and family trees.
All you need to do to find your roots is enter a few simple facts, such as first name, last name, and gender, on the search. The website also holds a massive amont of information related to U.S. Census, Census & Voter Lists, Public Member Trees, Immigration and Travel, and U.S. Federal Census Collection.