The Who Do You Think You Are? episode this week is from British TV, and features J.K. Rowling of Harry Potter fame, as she sets off on a journey in France to trace her mother’s roots. She discovered that a family war story might not be what she thought when military records revealed a surprising truth.
Tracing the trail even further back, Jo learned of her second great-grandmother, who had many struggles both as a poor, single mother and a witness to German invasion during wartime, which forced her family to choose sides in a time of turmoil.
The episode will air on The Learning Channel this Sunday, August 2, 2015, at 9:00 pm. The filming for the program was done on April 6 – 21, 2011, according to info from TLC.
[Thanks to Leland Meitzler of Family Roots Publishing for this blog.]