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GENEALOGY ROADSHOW: Season 2: Philadelphia - Historical Society Of Pennsylvania

Mary Tedesco with Paul Baker and sister Shawna Kline.
Courtesy of Daniel Burke
Mary Tedesco with Paul Baker and sister Shawna Kline.

Airs Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

Liz Welsh and family discover their genealogy.
Courtesy of Daniel Burke
Liz Welsh and family discover their genealogy.
Kenyatta Berry and Shelby Cowan.
Courtesy of Daniel Burke
Kenyatta Berry and Shelby Cowan.

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 - Historical Society Of Pennsylvania" - A team of genealogists uncovers fascinating family histories at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. One woman’s ancestor may have sparked historic labor laws; a pastor may have an outlaw in her family tree; a woman learns about slave genealogy and – with the help of DNA testing – gets the answer she has waited for; and another woman learns her ancestor may have helped others escape the Holocaust.

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

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