GENEALOGY ROADSHOW “Nashville”
At the Belmont Mansion in America’s “Music City,” the GENEALOGY ROADSHOW team uncovers fascinating stories and mysteries about Tennessee citizens and their enigmatic relatives. ROADSHOW genealogists investigate the cases of two people who claim they are descendants of American folk hero and Tennessee legend Davy Crockett, and another who thinks she may be a member of the famed Hatfield clan. A Nashville resident untangles her family history, which may include a former president, a famous singer, and a notorious criminal. A mysterious photograph showing a child and a household employee links two families who learn about the unlikely bond that brought their ancestors together in that picture. Lastly, a heart-wrenching story about an unknown father becomes a heartwarming reunion for two long-lost cousins.
GENEALOGY ROADSHOW “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 “San Francisco”
Bay Area drama unfolds at San Francisco’s Old Mint as the GENEALOGY ROADSHOW team reveals stories tying citizens to the 1906 earthquake, notorious gangsters, war heroes and two brutal murders. A woman who suspects family ties to the Gold Rush learns that a 19th-century workplace murder claimed the life of an ancestor. An Irish-American woman discovers how a devastating earthquake brought her grandparents together. One family’s ancestry mirrors American history, with familial ties to both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. A Chinese-American woman finds out the truth about her family’s ties to Chinatown gangster “Big Jim” Chin, and family heirlooms connect a man to the sole survivor of the 1860 Wiyot Massacre.
GENEALOGY ROADSHOW “Austin”
In the Lone Star State capital, the GENEALOGY ROADSHOW team finds secrets involving some of Texas’ favorite subjects: football, politics and home-state pride. In the historic Driskill Hotel, an African-American Heisman Trophy winner and NFL Hall of Famer uncovers a surprising family history of land ownership, an uncommon occurrence for Blacks in 1920s Texas. A North Texas woman learns of her ancestor’s Civil War affiliation and the tragedy it wrought. A family tie to two Texas governors – 140 years apart – surprises one guest, while a Latino-American woman celebrates newfound bonds to her faith and state.