I am a little late to this episode of "Who Do You Think You Are?" - family obligations and all :)
Reba knew a considerable amount about her father's McEntire line, so she chose her journey to focus on her mother's side, the Brasfield's. I appreciated that early on, she asked one of the genealogists to help her find her earliest ancestor to step foot in America. I think this is a very common theme among American researchers. She also encountered times when the family name was spelled differently than what she was used to - that happens to me frequently. Remember my Blanchard's or Blanchette's?
Reba was able to follow her Brasfield line back to a village in England. I also have lines in England, who came via Ireland. On my genealogy bucket list is a trip to Birtley, County Durham, England. I don't know about you, but I want to see where my people lived.
This was overall a good episode, but honestly didn't grip me like some do. Perhaps it is because I am not a fan of country music, so I wasn't as invested in Reba. I am glad to learn the ratings were up. As a way to keep genealogy and history in front of the general public...keep them coming, NBC!