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Genealogy Roadshow Previous Broadcasts

St. Louis - Central Library (Episode #201H)

KQED Life: Thu, Feb 16, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

At Saint Louis' historic public library, a team of genealogists uncovers fascinating family stories from Missouri's famous gateway city. A mystery writer discovers her mother has hidden a life-changing secret; a woman finds out if she is descended from the infamous pirate Blackbeard; a mother and daughter seek connections to a famous author; and a young man seeks connection to the Mali tribe in Africa.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Feb 22, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Los Angeles (Episode #307H)

KQED Life: Wed, Feb 15, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Examine a family's connection to the legendary Hollywood pharmacy, Schwabb's; a link to one of the first African-American college graduates; a family tree wrapped in a genealogical web that has captivated the Roadshow team for years; and more.

Austin, TX (Episode #104H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Feb 9, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

In the Lone Star State capital, the GR 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.

Los Angeles (Episode #307H)

KQED Life: Thu, Feb 9, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Examine a family's connection to the legendary Hollywood pharmacy, Schwabb's; a link to one of the first African-American college graduates; a family tree wrapped in a genealogical web that has captivated the Roadshow team for years; and more.

Providence (Episode #306H)

KQED Life: Wed, Feb 8, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Join genealogists at the Providence Public Library to research stories about Holocaust survivors; a guest's African-American relative who served in WWI; a man's Amish ties; a woman's roots in the whaling industry; and a Rhode Island macaroni company.

San Francisco, CA (Episode #103H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Feb 2, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

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.

Boston (Episode #305H)

KQED Life: Wed, Feb 1, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Join genealogists at iconic Faneuil Hall to solve mysteries related to the Salem Witch Trials, orphan trains, the Great Boston Fire of 1872 and the small pox epidemic, and research a link to the founders of Boston.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Feb 2, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
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