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Alan Dershowitz discovers the crucial role his family's synagogue played during WWII.
Secrets encoded in their genomes challenge guests’ ideas about their family histories.
Jessica Alba learns more about her Mexican-American family's immigration experience.
Expert CeCe Moore uses Autosomal DNA analysis to trace Deval Patrick's family history.
David Sedaris discovers his maternal 4th Great-Grandfather, a Revolutionary War soldier.
George Stephanopoulos learns that his Great-Grandfather resisted Nazi occupation in WW2.
Tina Fey discovers her 5th Great-Grandfather, once an esteemed guest of Ben Franklin.
Explores the family histories of three influential Greek-American personalities.
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Three guests share an ancestral connection to the British Empire.
Three celebrated Americans explore their Jewish heritage.
Angela Bassett, Valerie Jarrett and Nas' roots run back into the heart of slavery.
Three celebrity chefs are inspired to cook the food of their ancestors.
Three iconic American storytellers know almost nothing about their own family histories.
Three of America's greatest athletes' love of sports were deeply shaped by their families.
Henry Louis Gates, JR. invites you to share your own family history.
Finding Your Roots host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shares a story from his family history.