Genealogy Roadshow Episodes

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Genealogy Roadshow Season 1 episodes

Austin Season 1, Episode 4

In Austin, Texas, Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Earl Campbell learns his family's history of land ownership, which was uncommon for blacks in 1920s-era Texas. Also: a woman learns of a tragedy connected to her ancestor's Civil War affiliation; an individual is linked to two Texas governors; and an Hispanic woman discovers new connections to her faith and state. read more

San Francisco Season 1, Episode 3

In San Francisco, a woman discovers that a 19th-century ancestor was murdered; another woman learns how an earthquake brought her grandparents together; a family's links to the Revolutionary War and Civil War are unearthed; a Chinese-American woman learns of her family's ties to a Chinatown gangster; and a man is linked to the sole survivor of an 1860 massacre. read more

Detroit Season 1, Episode 2

A woman learns about her parents' secret World War II activities and the untimely death of her father; a Mexican-American woman learns about her family's groundbreaking presence in Michigan and of a Civil War-era ancestor who was charged with murder; a woman's possible link to Abraham Lincoln is examined; and a woman's connection to a legendary explorer is confirmed. read more

Nashville Season 1, Episode 1

A series that investigates the genealogies of everyday people to determine whether they have links to historical events and figures begins in Nashville. Two participants believe they may be related to Davy Crockett; another thinks she may belong to the infamous Hatfield clan; and a third believes her family history may include a former president, a famous singer and a notorious criminal. read more

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Premiered: September 23, 2013, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: History and science combine in investigations into the genealogies of everyday people, who—based on family lore—believe they may have links to historical events and figures.


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