Genealogy Roadshow

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  • TV-PG
  • 2013
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.3  (62)

This show takes genealogy on the road in the United States. This show uses genealogy science to discover the history and heritage of people and their communities. This show also uses other disciplines to reach back across time and link family stories to historical fact. It is partly detective story and partly emotional journey as each person's ancestry is studied. The first season of Genealogy Roadshow features people from four American cities. These cities are Nashville, Detroit, San Francisco and Austin and are all considered important American cultural crossroads. The people chosen all have a family story that they claim links them to a famous person or a famous event in history. Viewers will be with the participants as the show uses DNA science mixed with historical research and actual family heirlooms to discover the truth behind the stories. Each person's story will be examined individually by local historians. The historians will add local flair to the family story. They often reveal the findings in front of an audience in a meaningful location to the story being told. This show seeks to bring history to life on an individual level.

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Seasons
Los Angeles
7. Los Angeles
June 28, 2016
Examine a family tree wrapped in a genealogical web that has captivated the Roadshow team for years.
Providence
6. Providence
June 21, 2016
Join the research into family stories involving the Holocaust, WWI, Amish ties, whaling and pasta.
Boston
5. Boston
June 14, 2016
Join genealogists at Faneuil Hall to solve mysteries related to witch trials and orphan trains.
Our Favorite Stories
4. Our Favorite Stories
June 7, 2016
The genealogists revisit stories from previous seasons.
Houston
3. Houston
May 31, 2016
Investigate a re-enactor's Texas heritage; learn if a black man's ancestors fought for the Confederacy.
Miami
2. Miami
May 24, 2016
Trace stories about Native, Cuban, Filipino and African-American forebears and a criminal ancestor.
Albuquerque
1. Albuquerque
May 17, 2016
A woman discovers she has ties to a Native-American code talker, a man is linked to a comic book heroine and more.
Description

This show takes genealogy on the road in the United States. This show uses genealogy science to discover the history and heritage of people and their communities. This show also uses other disciplines to reach back across time and link family stories to historical fact. It is partly detective story and partly emotional journey as each person's ancestry is studied.

The first season of Genealogy Roadshow features people from four American cities. These cities are Nashville, Detroit, San Francisco and Austin and are all considered important American cultural crossroads. The people chosen all have a family story that they claim links them to a famous person or a famous event in history.

Viewers will be with the participants as the show uses DNA science mixed with historical research and actual family heirlooms to discover the truth behind the stories. Each person's story will be examined individually by local historians. The historians will add local flair to the family story. They often reveal the findings in front of an audience in a meaningful location to the story being told. This show seeks to bring history to life on an individual level.

Genealogy Roadshow is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (18 episodes). The series first aired on September 23, 2013.

Where to Watch Genealogy Roadshow

Genealogy Roadshow is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Genealogy Roadshow on demand at Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, PBS, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    September 23, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (62)