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Genealogy Roadshow: San Francisco

Airs Monday, October 7, 2013 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Genealogist Joshua Taylor and Jim Saltzman explore Saltzman’s family history at GENEALOGY ROADSHOW in San Francisco, Calif.

Discover Your Genealogy

Kenyatta Berry and Joshua Taylor, GENEALOGY ROADSHOW’s experts, offer some advice for researching your own family’s genealogy.

Tell Your Story

GENEALOGY ROADSHOW is an exciting PBS groundbreaking documentary series that aims to reunite people from all walks of life with their past, present and future. We have just finished taping our first season but would like to hear from you if you are interested in being part of the next season of GENEALOGY ROADSHOW.

Courtesy of Kevin Jardin

Genealogist Kenyatta Berry provides genealogical answers to Christina Magee and her parents.

Courtesy of Kevin Jardin

Participant Cecilia Chen discovers the answers to long held questions about her family’s history at GENEALOGY ROADSHOW in San Francisco, Calif.

From Presidential progeny to felonious forebears, family secrets are uncovered this fall across the U.S. in PBS’ surprise-filled new series GENEALOGY ROADSHOW, which premiered on Monday, September 23, 2013.

Follow a diverse cast of participants on an emotional journey that uses history and science to uncover their fascinating family stories. Each individual’s past will link to a larger community history, revealing the rich cultural tapestry of America.

The programs feature participants from four American cities — Nashville (Sept. 23), Detroit (Sept. 30), San Francisco (Oct. 7) and Austin (Oct. 14) — who want to explore a genealogical mystery. Emmett Miller hosts the series.

"San Francisco" - Bay Area drama unfolds at San Francisco’s Old Mint as the GENEALOGY ROADSHOW team reveals stories tying citizens to the 1906 earthquake, notorious gangsters, war heroes and two brutal murders.

A woman who suspects family ties to the Gold Rush learns that a 19th-century workplace murder claimed the life of an ancestor. An Irish-American woman discovers how a devastating earthquake brought her grandparents together.

One family’s ancestry mirrors American history, with familial ties to both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.

A Chinese-American woman finds out the truth about her family’s ties to Chinatown gangster “Big Jim” Chin, and family heirlooms connect a man to the sole survivor of the 1860 Wiyot Massacre.

GENEALOGY ROADSHOW was produced by Krasnow Productions.

Follow the genealogists: @kenyattadb on Twitter, and @DJoshuaTaylor on Twitter.

San Francisco - Preview

Hear stories tying citizens to the 1906 earthquake, notorious gangsters, war heroes and two murders.

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Genealogy Roadshow: San Francisco: Benjamin Franklin

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Genealogy Roadshow: San Francisco: The Mint

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Genealogy Roadshow: San Francisco: Chinese History

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Genealogy Roadshow Series Preview

Above: From Presidential progeny to felonious forebears, family secrets are uncovered this fall across the U.S. in PBS’ surprise-filled new series GENEALOGY ROADSHOW, #genealogyPBS, which premieres on Monday, September 23, 2013.

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Meet Kenyatta Berry From Genealogy Roadshow

Above: Learn more about Kenyatta Berry.

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Meet Joshua Taylor From Genealogy Roadshow