Katherine Boyd

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Our Ancestry.com Commercial Shoot In Hollywood

Posted by Katherine Boyd on Saturday, November 7, 2015, In : Our Ancestry.com TV ad 

Once we learned we were picked to be in the 2016 commercials for Ancestry.com everything happened quickly.

The production company contacted us on a Thursday to arrange the flight from Cleveland to LA.

We were then contacted by the director’s team to Skype with him so we could “meet” each other before the shoot.

We arranged the interview for Friday. We were asked what time was good for us… and then the director told us he’d try and give us a ring around that time. He said he’d g...

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How We Ended Up Staring In An Ancestry.com Commercial

Posted by Katherine Boyd on Monday, November 2, 2015, In : Our Ancestry.com TV ad 

As a journalist, for the last 25 years I’ve made a living telling other people’s stories on TV, radio or in print. Now, for the first time ever, I’m telling my story.
Well, really, “our” story. 

As I type, we’re flying back to Cleveland after shooting a commercial for Ancestry.com.
Still can’t believe it was real.
Now dying to know how our commercial will turn out, and if it will ever make it to the small screen. They shot commercials featuring seven real stories:

  • A descendent of Geo...

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