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By Tyler Ellyson
UNK Communications 

With help from UNK professor, actor uncovers Nebraska connection


August 18, 2022

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Tracing roots • Actor Bradley Whitford, left, and Univeristy of Nebraska - Kearney assistant history professor Nathan Tye discuss Whitford's family connection to Nebraska during a recent episode of the NBC show "Who Do You Think You Are?"

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 N...

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