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With help from UNK professor, actor uncovers Nebraska connection

KEARNEY – Actor Bradley Whitford's journey to trace his ancestry started in sunny California and ended at a snow-covered Nebraska cemetery.

Along the way, he met several experts who helped him uncover his family history, including a University of Nebraska at Kearney faculty member.

UNK assistant history professor Nathan Tye appeared with Whitford on the most recent episode of "Who Do You Think You Are?" an NBC show that follows celebrities as they search for information about their ancestors.

The episode, which aired 6 p.m. Sunday, focuses on Whitford's great-great-grandfather Frederick Neu an...


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