Finding your Roots

Finding your Roots

DVD - 2012
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This 10-part series, with the renowned cultural critic and Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., delves into the genealogy and genetics of famous Americans, combining history and science in a fascinating exploration of race, family and identity in today's America. Professor Gates shakes loose captivating stories and surprises in the family trees of Kevin Bacon, Robert Downey, Jr., Branford Marsalis, John Legend, Martha Stewart, Barbara Walters and Rick Warren, among many others.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS Home Video, 2012.
Edition: DVD.
ISBN: 9781608836574
Branch Call Number: 791.45 FINDING
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (600 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Jan 11, 2020

This series is fascinating, from both a geneological and a historical perspective! Highly recommended!

Dec 15, 2018

As a person who was adopted as an infant and met her biological mother on my 54th birthday, I am very interested in genealogy. I was raised in a Norwegian family where my parents' generation were first and second generation Americans. To find via my own heritage that my family had been in America since the time of the Mayflower and that I am related to Lighthorse Harry Lee and Robert E. Lee. Of course I am also related to the Younger brothers who rode with Jesse James and robbed the Northfield, Minnesota bank. I found the searches documented in this series to be very interesting. I was especially happy for the people of color and those of Jewish heritage, who often have difficulty tracing family heritage. I highly recommend this series and am looking forward to new episodes. Kristi & Abby Tabby

May 19, 2018

Season 1 is about half Family History & about half World History. Very nice blend.

Feb 08, 2018

Great season, I love seeing the backgrounds of people.

Mar 04, 2016

Excellent series! Great story telling of the family histories of celebrities.


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