10 Things You Didn’t Know about Rachel Maddow’s Roots

Declaration of Intention (to become a citizen) for Rachel Maddow’s great-grandfather, John Smits

As both a genealogist and TRMS viewer, I suppose it was inevitable that I would peek into Rachel Maddow’s past, and now seems a fitting time to share a potpourri of gleanings since the g-word — genealogy — keeps popping up in political news, mostly with regard to immigration. Here are some slices of Ms. Maddow’s family history, including a…



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