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GENEALOGY ROADSHOW: Season 3: Houston

Josh Taylor with Mark and Karen McMahon.
Courtesy of Travis Schiebel
Josh Taylor with Mark and Karen McMahon.

Airs Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

Josh Taylor and Lacey Eastwood.
Courtesy of Travis Schiebel
Josh Taylor and Lacey Eastwood.
Kalenna Stevens Kenyatta Berry and Ireland Stevens.
Courtesy of Travis Schiebel
Kalenna Stevens Kenyatta Berry and Ireland Stevens.
Mary Tedesco and Sarah Lasater.
Courtesy of Travis Schiebel
Mary Tedesco and Sarah Lasater.

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. Season 3 of GENEALOGY ROADSHOW features participants from six American cities—Albuquerque (May 17), Miami (May 24), Houston (May 31), Boston (June 14), Providence (June 21) and Los Angeles (June 28)—who want to explore a genealogical mystery.

"Houston" - A team of genealogists uncovers fascinating family stories at the Julia Ideson Building of the Houston Public Library. A woman seeks to find out if her roots in Texas are as deep as the character she portrays in her historical re-enactments; the ROADSHOW team investigates the notorious Andersonville prison; a man wants to know if his African-American ancestors fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War; a woman uncovers her link to a prominent figure in Texas history; another learns of her connection to the Cherokee Freedman; and one man traces his roots to the conflicts that shaped early American history.

Visit the series online to learn more about the team of genealogists and for genealogy tips.

GENEALOGY ROADSHOW was produced by Krasnow Productions.

Past episodes from the series are available for online viewing. GENEALOGY ROADSHOW is on Facebook, and you can follow @GenealogyPBS on Twitter.