Best of Genealogy Roadshow
S2 E7 - 53m 40s
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.
Philadelphia - Historical Society of Pennsylvania
S2 E5 - 53m 40s
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.
St. Louis - Union Station
S2 E2 - 53m 40s
At St. Louis’ historic Union Station, genealogists uncover fascinating family stories. 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 royalty; and a schoolteacher who has all the answers for her students has very few about her own past.
New Orleans - Board of Trade
S2 E3 - 53m 40s
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.
Philadelphia - Franklin Institute
S2 E6 - 53m 40s
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.
St. Louis - Central Library
S2 E1 - 53m 40s
At Saint Louis’ historic public library, a team of genealogists uncovers fascinating family stories from Missouri’s famous gateway city. A mystery writer discovers her mother has hidden a life-changing secret; a woman finds out if she is descended from the infamous pirate Blackbeard; and a mother and daughter seek connections to a famous author.
New Orleans - Cabildo
S2 E4 - 53m 39s
A team of genealogists uncovers fascinating family stories at the famous Cabildo, home of the Louisiana State Museum. A couple whose ancestors hail from the same small Italian town explore the chance they may be related; a woman is desperate to find out who committed a gruesome murder in her ancestor’s past; and a woman discovers the journey her ancestor took on the path to freedom from slavery.
Extras + Features
Next on Episode 7 | Los Angeles
S3 E7 - 30s
Examine a family’s connection to the legendary Hollywood pharmacy, Schwab’s; a link to one of the first African-American college graduates; a family tree wrapped in a genealogical web that has captivated the Roadshow team for years; and more.
Schwab’s Pharmacy and Hollywood
S3 E7 - 1m 20s
LA’s iconic Schwab’s Pharmacy started out as a small family business, but turned into a hot spot for Hollywood elite thanks to its location across from a movie studio.
Voter Rolls and Church Records
S3 E7 - 51s
Was your ancestor registered to vote in California? If so, then find out how voter rolls can help. Was your ancestor born at home? Church records can be key.
Next on Episode 6 | Providence
S3 E6 - 30s
Join genealogists at the Providence Public Library to research stories about Holocaust survivors; a guest’s African-American relative who served in WWI; a man’s Amish ties; a woman’s roots in the whaling industry; and a Rhode Island macaroni company.
Hispanic Surnames and Little-Known Records
S3 E6 - 1m 28s
The tradition of women keeping their maiden name in Hispanic cultures can unlock genealogical doors. Sometimes little-known records can reveal major details about an ancestor’s life.
African American Soldiers During World War I
S3 E6 - 30s
African American soldiers were not allowed to serve in combat, but their roles in service units were vital to the military during World War I.
History of Whaling in New England
S3 E6 - 1m 32s
Journey into the whaling profession through records and journals from the past.
Next on Episode 5 | Boston
S3 E5 - 30s
Join genealogists at iconic Faneuil Hall to solve mysteries related to the Salem Witch Trials, orphan trains, the Great Boston Fire of 1872 and the small pox epidemic, and research a link to the founders of Boston.
History of Orphan Trains
S3 E5 - 47s
Between 1853 and 1929, 150,000 children were sent West on Orphan Trains in the hopes that they would have better lives.
Slave Registers, Wills, and Famous Connections
S3 E5 - 1m 50s
What reasons did African Americans have for owning slaves? What can probate records reveal? Can these people really be related to Albert Einstein or a legend of the American Revolution?
Surprising Family Connections in Boston
S3 E5 - 2m 11s
A Bostonian learns about his family tree and finds out that his cousins are a talented bunch.
Next on Episode 4 | Our Favorite Stories
S3 E4 - 30s
Genealogists Joshua Taylor, Kenyatta Berry and Mary Tedesco revisit their favorite stories from previous seasons, and three memorable guests return to share what has happened since their appearances.
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