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Genealogy Roadshow Previous Broadcasts

Austin, TX (Episode #104H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Jan 25, 2018 -- 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.

San Francisco, CA (Episode #103H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Jan 4, 2018 -- 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.

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