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Genealogy Roadshow

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Tue., May 31, 2016
8:00 pm
(60 minutes)

Houston  

A historical re-enactor learns the depth of her Texas roots; a man learns whether his ancestors fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War; a woman discovers she's connected to a prominent figure in Texas history; another woman learns of her link to the Cherokee Freedmen; and a man traces his roots to the conflicts that shaped early American history. Also: Andersonville prison, a notorious Confederate POW camp, is discussed. From the Julia Ideson Building of the Houston Public Library.

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Tue., May 31, 2016
8:00 pm
(60 minutes)

Houston  

A historical re-enactor learns the depth of her Texas roots; a man learns whether his ancestors fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War; a woman discovers she's connected to a prominent figure in Texas history; another woman learns of her link to the Cherokee Freedmen; and a man traces his roots to the conflicts that shaped early American history. Also: Andersonville prison, a notorious Confederate POW camp, is discussed. From the Julia Ideson Building of the Houston Public Library.

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Wed., June 1, 2016
6:00 am
(60 minutes)

Houston  

A historical re-enactor learns the depth of her Texas roots; a man learns whether his ancestors fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War; a woman discovers she's connected to a prominent figure in Texas history; another woman learns of her link to the Cherokee Freedmen; and a man traces his roots to the conflicts that shaped early American history. Also: Andersonville prison, a notorious Confederate POW camp, is discussed. From the Julia Ideson Building of the Houston Public Library.

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Wed., June 1, 2016
9:00 am
(60 minutes)

Houston  

A historical re-enactor learns the depth of her Texas roots; a man learns whether his ancestors fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War; a woman discovers she's connected to a prominent figure in Texas history; another woman learns of her link to the Cherokee Freedmen; and a man traces his roots to the conflicts that shaped early American history. Also: Andersonville prison, a notorious Confederate POW camp, is discussed. From the Julia Ideson Building of the Houston Public Library.

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Wed., June 1, 2016
3:00 pm
(60 minutes)

Houston  

A historical re-enactor learns the depth of her Texas roots; a man learns whether his ancestors fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War; a woman discovers she's connected to a prominent figure in Texas history; another woman learns of her link to the Cherokee Freedmen; and a man traces his roots to the conflicts that shaped early American history. Also: Andersonville prison, a notorious Confederate POW camp, is discussed. From the Julia Ideson Building of the Houston Public Library.

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Wed., June 1, 2016
3:00 pm
(60 minutes)

Houston  

A historical re-enactor learns the depth of her Texas roots; a man learns whether his ancestors fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War; a woman discovers she's connected to a prominent figure in Texas history; another woman learns of her link to the Cherokee Freedmen; and a man traces his roots to the conflicts that shaped early American history. Also: Andersonville prison, a notorious Confederate POW camp, is discussed. From the Julia Ideson Building of the Houston Public Library.

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Thu., June 2, 2016
12:30 am
(60 minutes)

Houston  

A historical re-enactor learns the depth of her Texas roots; a man learns whether his ancestors fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War; a woman discovers she's connected to a prominent figure in Texas history; another woman learns of her link to the Cherokee Freedmen; and a man traces his roots to the conflicts that shaped early American history. Also: Andersonville prison, a notorious Confederate POW camp, is discussed. From the Julia Ideson Building of the Houston Public Library.

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Thu., June 2, 2016
12:30 am
(60 minutes)

Houston  

A historical re-enactor learns the depth of her Texas roots; a man learns whether his ancestors fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War; a woman discovers she's connected to a prominent figure in Texas history; another woman learns of her link to the Cherokee Freedmen; and a man traces his roots to the conflicts that shaped early American history. Also: Andersonville prison, a notorious Confederate POW camp, is discussed. From the Julia Ideson Building of the Houston Public Library.

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Thu., June 2, 2016
3:30 am
(60 minutes)

Houston  

A historical re-enactor learns the depth of her Texas roots; a man learns whether his ancestors fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War; a woman discovers she's connected to a prominent figure in Texas history; another woman learns of her link to the Cherokee Freedmen; and a man traces his roots to the conflicts that shaped early American history. Also: Andersonville prison, a notorious Confederate POW camp, is discussed. From the Julia Ideson Building of the Houston Public Library.

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Thu., June 2, 2016
3:30 am
(60 minutes)

Houston  

A historical re-enactor learns the depth of her Texas roots; a man learns whether his ancestors fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War; a woman discovers she's connected to a prominent figure in Texas history; another woman learns of her link to the Cherokee Freedmen; and a man traces his roots to the conflicts that shaped early American history. Also: Andersonville prison, a notorious Confederate POW camp, is discussed. From the Julia Ideson Building of the Houston Public Library.

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Sun., June 12, 2016
4:30 pm
(60 minutes)

Our Favorite Stories  

Stories from past seasons are shared, with three guests returning to discuss what's happened since they appeared. Included: a man whose elderly mother learned about the family she never knew; a woman whose reunion with a cousin reshaped her life; and how the revelation of a mother's identity added branches to a mystery writer's family tree.

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Sun., June 12, 2016
4:30 pm
(60 minutes)

Our Favorite Stories  

Stories from past seasons are shared, with three guests returning to discuss what's happened since they appeared. Included: a man whose elderly mother learned about the family she never knew; a woman whose reunion with a cousin reshaped her life; and how the revelation of a mother's identity added branches to a mystery writer's family tree.

Full Episodes

Full Episode | Miami

Full Episode | Miami

Trace stories about Native, Cuban, Filipino and African-American forebears.

Full Episode | Albuquerque

Full Episode | Albuquerque

Trace a woman’s tie to a WWII code talker, a man’s link to a comic book heroine and more.

Best of Genealogy Roadshow

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Enjoy the most intriguing stories selected from both seasons of the series.

Philadelphia - Historical Society of Pennsylvania

WETA PassportPhiladelphia - Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Genealogists uncover fascinating family stories at The Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

Clips

Voter Rolls and Church Records

Voter Rolls and Church Records

How can voter rolls and church records reveal ancestors?

African American Soldiers During World War I

African American Soldiers During World War I

African American troops were vital to the American military during World War I.

History of Orphan Trains

History of Orphan Trains

150,000 children were sent West on Orphan Trains in the hopes of better lives.

Slave Registers, Wills, and Famous Connections

Slave Registers, Wills, and Famous Connections

New Englanders learn how slave registers, wills, and legends connect them to the past.

Previews

Preview | Los Angeles

Preview | Los Angeles

Examine a family genealogical web that has captivated the Roadshow team for years.

Preview | Providence

Preview | Providence

Research family stories involving the Holocaust, WWI, Amish ties, whaling and pasta.