Especially if you have pioneer roots, this show might be of interest to you: Jesse follows his great-grandfather’s 1898 expedition to the Alaskan Klondike, a difficult journey by boat and pack horse that resulted in the deaths of several men. The Klondike saw a gold rush from 1896 to 1899, drawing not only gold seekers, but also businessmen seeking to supply the prospectors.
Like last week’s episode with Cynthia Nixon, we’ll also learn about a shocking crime in Ferguson’s family history. (Scandal seems to be common fodder for “Who Do You Think You Are?”)
In this preview, Jesse Tyler Ferguson stands among snowcapped mountains reading what looks like a transcription of a trail diary from his great-grandfather’s journey.
You can watch “Who Do You Think You Are?” with Jesse Tyler Ferguson tonight (Wednesday, July 30) at 9/8 Central on TLC.
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Read Tyler’s comments about appearing in the episode in the Tyler’s hometown Albuquerque Journal newspaper (I had to answer a survey question before I could see the article).