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Sunday, September 18, 2005

Genealogue News Flash: Ancestry.com Wins an Emmy

A Genealogue News Flash [What's That?]
The most surprising winner at Sunday night's 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards was Ancestry.com—a genealogy company based in Provo, Utah. The first-time nominee walked off with the Emmy for Best Comedic Infomercial, beating out pre-show favorite Kevin Trudeau of "Natural Cures" fame.

The company's entry featured a woman tracing her lineage back 400 years, finding family pictures, and downloading supporting documentation from the Ancestry.com website—all without adequate preparation, and all within thirty minutes of signing up.

Said fellow Emmy-winner Felicity Huffman, "It was the acting that made it seem believable. I don't understand why ... whoever it was ... wasn't nominated for Best Actress."

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