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.
Philadelphia - Franklin Institute (#206H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-V
At Philadelphia's Franklin Institute, a team of genealogists uncovers fascinating family histories. A man learns that the event that drove his family to the City of Brotherly Love changed the course of history; a man may be a Viking descendant; another's family could have part of one of history's biggest scams; a young man hopes to confirm his relation to a signer of the Declaration of Independence; and two sisters learn their ancestors were part of the great Irish migration.
- KQED 9: Tue, Jan 27, 2015 -- 8:00pm
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New Orleans - Board of Trade (#203H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
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.
St. Louis - Union Station (#202H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
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.
Philadelphia - Historical Society of Pennsylvania (#205H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
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.
Best of Genealogy Roadshow (#207H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-V
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.
San Francisco, CA (#103H) Duration: 54:46 STEREO TVPG
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.
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