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GENEALOGY ROADSHOW: Season 2: Philadelphia - Franklin Institute

Kenyatta Berry and Rennard East.
Courtesy of Daniel Burke
Kenyatta Berry and Rennard East.

Airs Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

Melissa McHarg and father William Mautz.
Courtesy of Daniel Burke
Melissa McHarg and father William Mautz.
Joshua Taylor, Renee Brown and husband Robert Brown.
Courtesy of Daniel Burke
Joshua Taylor, Renee Brown and husband Robert Brown.
Alexander Anthony and mother Susan.
Courtesy of Daniel Burke
Alexander Anthony and mother Susan.

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.

"Philadelphia - Franklin Institute" - At Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute, a team of genealogists uncovers fascinating family histories.

A man learns that the event that drove his family to the City of Brotherly Love changed the course of history; a man may be a Viking descendant; another family could have part of one of history’s biggest scams; a young man hopes to confirm his relation to a signer of the Declaration of Independence; and two sisters learn their ancestors were part of the great Irish migration.

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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"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