Genealogy Roadshow

(Rochester, NY) – Follow a diverse cast of participants on an emotional journey that uses history and science to uncover their fascinating family stories in Genealogy Roadshow, airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. beginning May 17, 2016 on WXXI-TV. Each individual’s past will link to a larger community history, revealing the rich cultural tapestry of America. The programs feature participants from six American cities — Albuquerque, Miami, Houston, Boston, Providence and Los Angeles — who want to explore a genealogical mystery.

Episodes in May include:

  • Albuquerque, airing May 17, traces a woman’s tie to a Native-American code talker, a man’s link to a comic book heroine and more.
  • Miami, airing May 24, traces stories about Native, Cuban, Filipino and African-American forebears and a criminal ancestor.
  • Houston, airing May 31, investigates a re-enactor’s Texas roots; learn if a black man’s ancestors fought for the Confederacy.

Pictured: Mary Tedesco, Joshua Taylor and Kenyatta Berry 
Credit: Courtesy of Craig Bailey




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