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This show takes genealogy on the road in the United States. This show uses genealogy science to discover the history and heritage of people and their communities. This show also uses other disciplines to reach back across time and link family stories to historical fact. It is partly detective story and partly emotional journey as each person's ancestry is studied.

The first season of Genealogy Roadshow features people from four American cities. These cities are Nashville, Detroit, San Francisco and Austin and are all considered important American cultural crossroads. The people chosen all have a family story that they claim links them to a famous person or a famous event in history.

Viewers will be with the participants as the show uses DNA science mixed with historical research and actual family heirlooms to discover the truth behind the stories. Each person's story will be examined individually by local historians. The historians will add local flair to the family story. They often reveal the findings in front of an audience in a meaningful location to the story being told. This show seeks to bring history to life on an individual level.

PBS
3 Seasons, 18 Episodes
September 23, 2013
Crime, Documentary & Biography, Drama, Family, History
7.2/10
Cast: Kenyatta Berry, D. Joshua Taylor, Mary M. Tedesco
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Genealogy Roadshow Full Episode Guide

  • Examine a family tree wrapped in a genealogical web that has captivated the Roadshow team for years.

  • Join the research into family stories involving the Holocaust, WWI, Amish ties, whaling and pasta.

  • Join genealogists at Faneuil Hall to solve mysteries related to witch trials and orphan trains.

  • The genealogists revisit stories from previous seasons.

  • Investigate a re-enactor's Texas heritage; learn if a black man's ancestors fought for the Confederacy.

  • Trace stories about Native, Cuban, Filipino and African-American forebears and a criminal ancestor.

  • A woman discovers she has ties to a Native-American code talker, a man is linked to a comic book heroine and more.

  • From immigrant voyages and famous ancestors to murder mysteries and family connections, the episode will revisit the journeys in cities across the country as people uncover their family histories.

  • A woman discovers her ancestor could have caused historic labor laws while a pastor could be related to an outlaw.

  • A musician hopes to find connections to a jazz composer; a pair of sisters may be connected to a Donner Party survivor.

  • A woman discovers her family's heritage to the Civil War.

  • Featuring fascinating family stories from St. Louis, Missouri.

  • A team of genealogists uncovers fascinating family stories at the famous Cabildo, home of the Louisiana State Museum.

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