Part detective story, part emotional journey, this series combines history and science to uncover the fascinating stories of diverse Americans. Each individual's past links to a larger community history, revealing the rich cultural tapestry of America.
Genealogy Roadshow Previous Broadcasts
San Francisco, CA (Episode #103H)
KQED 9: Wed, Feb 25, 2015 -- 1:30 PM
Bay Area drama unfolds at San Francisco's Old Mint as the GR team reveals stories tying citizens to the 1906 earthquake, notorious gangsters, war heroes and two brutal murders. A woman who suspects family ties to the Gold Rush learns that a 19th-century workplace murder claimed the life of an ancestor. An Irish-American woman discovers how a devastating earthquake brought her grandparents together. One family's ancestry mirrors American history, with familial ties to both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. A Chinese-American woman finds out the truth about her family's ties to Chinatown gangster "Big Jim" Chin, and family heirlooms connect a man to the sole survivor of the 1860 Wiyot Massacre.
Best of Genealogy Roadshow (Episode #207H)
KQED 9: Tue, Feb 24, 2015 -- 8:00 PM
Enjoy the most intriguing stories selected from both seasons of the series. From immigrant voyages and famous ancestors to murder mysteries and family connections, the episode revisits the journeys in cities across the country as people uncover their family histories.
- KQED 9: Wed, Feb 25, 2015 -- 2:00 AM
Philadelphia - Historical Society of Pennsylvania (Episode #205H)
KQED 9: Tue, Feb 17, 2015 -- 8:00 PM
A team of genealogists uncovers fascinating family histories at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. One woman's ancestor may have sparked historic labor laws; a pastor may have an outlaw in her family tree; a woman learns about slave genealogy and, with the help of DNA testing, gets the answer she has waited for; and another woman learns her ancestor may have helped others escape the Holocaust.
- KQED 9: Wed, Feb 18, 2015 -- 2:00 AM
St. Louis - Union Station (Episode #202H)
KQED 9: Tue, Feb 10, 2015 -- 8:00 PM
At St. Louis' historic Union Station, a team of genealogists uncovers fascinating family stories from Missouri. A musician hopes to find connections to a famous St. Louis jazz composer; two sisters explore links to a survivor of the legendary Donner Party; an Italian-American woman finds out if she is related to Italian royalty; and a schoolteacher who has all the answers for her students has very few about her own past.
- KQED 9: Wed, Feb 11, 2015 -- 2:00 AM
New Orleans - Board of Trade (Episode #203H)
KQED 9: Tue, Feb 3, 2015 -- 8:00 PM
A team of genealogists uncovers fascinating family stories at the New Orleans Board of Trade. A local man seeks to recover essential history washed away in Hurricane Katrina; a woman discovers she has links to both sides of the Civil War; another unravels the mystery behind her grandfather's adoption; and one man explores a link to the famous New Orleans Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau.
- KQED 9: Wed, Feb 4, 2015 -- 2:00 AM