If you want your genealogy researched for free but your past is too checkered to run for political office, there’s always the “Today” show host chair.
The show is again airing a series on tracing its hosts’ roots. Today we saw snippets of Meredith Vieira’s family history
in Portugal’s Azores islands. On a genealogist's dream journey, Vieira visited the islands and found ancestors’ birth records, discovered family homes, met cousins and joined in the Festa do Espirito Santo
(Festival of the Holy Spirit). You may get jealous, but watch the video
all the same—it was inspiring.
At the end of the segment, Vieira thanks several people, including our own contributing editor Maureen A. Taylor, who did genealogical research for the "Today" producers.
Readers who share Vieira’s Portuguese ancestry—or have roots in neighboring Spain—can get research help in the June 2004 Family Tree Magazine
(available from our Back Issue store
Also see the Portuguese Genealogy Home Page