Follow a diverse cast of participants on an emotional journey that uses history and science to uncover their fascinating family stories. Each individual's past will link to a larger community history, revealing the rich cultural tapestry of America. The programs feature participants from 4 American cities - Nashville, Austin, Detroit and San Francisco - who want to explore a genealogical mystery.
Genealogy Roadshow Previous Broadcasts
Austin, TX (Episode #104#)
KQED 9: Mon, Oct 14, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
In the Lone Star State capital, the GENEALOGY ROADSHOW team finds secrets involving some of Texas' favorite subjects: football, politics and home-state pride. In the historic Driskill Hotel, an African-American Heisman Trophy winner and NFL Hall of Famer uncovers a surprising family history of land ownership, an uncommon occurrence for blacks in 1920s Texas. A North Texas woman learns of her ancestor's Civil War affiliation and the tragedy it wrought. A family tie to two Texas governors - 140 years apart - surprises one guest, while a Latino-American woman celebrates newfound bonds to her faith and state.
- KQED 9: Tue, Oct 15, 2013 -- 3:00 AM
San Francisco, CA (Episode #103H)
KQED 9: Mon, Oct 7, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
Bay Area drama unfolds at San Francisco's Old Mint as the GENEALOGY ROADSHOW 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.
- KQED 9: Mon, Oct 14, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
- KQED 9: Mon, Oct 14, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
- KQED 9: Sun, Oct 13, 2013 -- 11:00 PM
- KQED 9: Sun, Oct 13, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
- KQED World: Sun, Oct 13, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED 9: Tue, Oct 8, 2013 -- 3:00 AM
Detroit, MI (Episode #102#)
KQED 9: Tue, Oct 1, 2013 -- 3:00 AM
The GENEALOGY ROADSHOW team connects Detroit citizens to world events with ancestral findings at the Daley Rhea Mansion in "Motor City." A Ford Motor Company's first female design engineer learns details of her parents' secret World War II activities and her father's untimely death. A Mexican-American woman discovers the truth both about her family's groundbreaking presence in Michigan and a Civil War-era ancestor charged with murder. A long-held question about a woman's relation to Abraham Lincoln is answered. And a husband's amateur sleuthing gets a once-over from ROADSHOW researchers who confirm his wife's connection to a legendary explorer.