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GENEALOGY ROADSHOW: Detroit

Tyrone Ingram, Jessica Rogers, Charissa Joy Los, Scott Los, Wendi Los. Rose Thompson, and genealogist Kenyatta Berry during taping of GENEALOGY ROADSHOW in Detroit, Mich.
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Tyrone Ingram, Jessica Rogers, Charissa Joy Los, Scott Los, Wendi Los. Rose Thompson, and genealogist Kenyatta Berry during taping of GENEALOGY ROADSHOW in Detroit, Mich.

Airs Monday, September 30, 2013 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

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.

Rose Thompson with her family and genealogist Joshua Taylor (r) in Detroit, Mich. for GENEALOGY ROADSHOW.
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Rose Thompson with her family and genealogist Joshua Taylor (r) in Detroit, Mich. for GENEALOGY ROADSHOW.
Genealogist Joshua Taylor congratulates participant Michile Stoutenburg on discovering a family secret on Genealogy Roadshow in Detroit, Mich.
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Genealogist Joshua Taylor congratulates participant Michile Stoutenburg on discovering a family secret on Genealogy Roadshow in Detroit, Mich.

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.

"Detroit" - The GENEALOGY ROADSHOW team connects Detroit citizens to world events with ancestral findings at the Daley Rhea Mansion in “Motor City.”

A Ford Motor Company’s first female design engineer learns details of her parents’ secret World War II activities and her father’s untimely death.

A Mexican-American woman discovers the truth about her family’s groundbreaking presence in Michigan, and a Civil War-era ancestor charged with murder.

A long-held question about a woman’s relation to Abraham Lincoln is answered.

And a husband’s amateur sleuthing gets a once-over from ROADSHOW researchers who confirm his wife’s connection to a legendary explorer.

GENEALOGY ROADSHOW was produced by Krasnow Productions.

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

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