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GENEALOGY ROADSHOW: Season 2: New Orleans - Cabildo (New Season Premiere)

Cherise Harrison-Nelson and family with Kenyatta Berry.
Courtesy of Pat Garin
Cherise Harrison-Nelson and family with Kenyatta Berry.

Airs Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

Lori Lynn Gremillion and family with Kenyatta Berry.
Courtesy of Pat Garin
Lori Lynn Gremillion and family with Kenyatta Berry.
Graham McDougall and family with Mary Tedesco.
Courtesy of Pat Garin
Graham McDougall and family with Mary Tedesco.

Follow a diverse cast of participants on an emotional journey that uses history and science to uncover their fascinating family stories on GENEALOGY ROADSHOW. Each individual’s past will link to a larger community history, revealing the rich cultural tapestry of America. In Season 2, the programs feature participants from three American cities — St. Louis, New Orleans and Philadelphia — who want to explore a genealogical mystery.

"New Orleans - Cabildo" - A team of genealogists uncovers fascinating family stories at the famous Cabildo, home of the Louisiana State Museum. A couple whose ancestors hail from the same small Italian town explore the chance they may be related; a woman is desperate to find out who committed a gruesome murder in her ancestor’s past; a home held by one family for more than a century renders a fascinating story; and a woman discovers the difficult journey her ancestor took on the path to freedom from slavery.

Visit the series website for tips on genealogical research. Past episodes of GENEALOGY ROADSHOW are available for online viewing. GENEALOGY ROADSHOW is on Facebook.

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