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Genealogy Roadshow: Austin

Airs Monday, October 14, 2013 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Earl Campbell and Christian Campbell talk to genealogist Kenyatta Berry during the filming of GENEALOGY ROADSHOW in Austin, Texas.

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 Shawn Collie

Materials that helped participants uncover their family’s genealogical history and secrets.

Courtesy of Shawn Collie

Max Hibben discussing his family’s past with genealogist Joshua Taylor.

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.

"Austin" - In the Lone Star State capital, the GENEALOGY ROADSHOW team finds secrets involving some of Texas’ favorite subjects: football, politics and home-state pride.

In the historic Driskill Hotel, an African-American Heisman Trophy winner and NFL Hall of Famer uncovers a surprising family history of land ownership, an uncommon occurrence for Blacks in 1920s Texas.

A North Texas woman learns of her ancestor’s Civil War affiliation and the tragedy it wrought.

A family tie to two Texas governors – 140 years apart – surprises one guest, while a Latino-American woman celebrates newfound bonds to her faith and state.

GENEALOGY ROADSHOW was produced by Krasnow Productions.

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


Genealogy Roadshow: Austin Preview


Genealogy Roadshow: Austin: U.S. Military


Genealogy Roadshow: Austin: Tejanos


Genealogy Roadshow: Austin: Sam Houston


Genealogy Roadshow: Austin: Driskill


Genealogy Roadshow: Austin: Civil War


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.


Meet Kenyatta Berry From Genealogy Roadshow

Above: Learn more about Kenyatta Berry.


Meet Joshua Taylor From Genealogy Roadshow

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