Montrealer Helps in Search for Actor’s Ancestors

Posted by admin on Mar 29, 2011

Actor Gwyneth Paltrow’s ancestral search, which will be told in a new episode of the NBC TV program Who Do You Think You Are?, might not have happened if not for Jewish Records Indexing – Poland (JRI Poland).

Founded by Montrealer Stanley Diamond, JRI-Poland is an online searchable database of 4.2 million records related to Polish Jewry. The April 1 episode of the celebrity documentary series will feature the Academy Award-winner’s genealogical journey. The late father of California-born Paltrow, 38, was Jewish. TV director and producer Bruce Paltrow (St. Elsewhere, The White Shadow) died in 2002. Her mother, actor Blythe Danner, is a Quaker of Pennsylvania Dutch background.

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