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Finding Your Roots

Nas Makes History Again!

AP | Posted 07.29.2014 | Black Voices

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — When Nas became the first rapper invited to trace his family tree through the PBS series "Finding Your Roots," he welco...

Genealogy on TV: 28 Celebrities and Counting

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 08.05.2014 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

A pair of Valeries: Valerie Bertinelli tapes for Who Do You Think You Are? in London and Senior Advisor to President Obama, Valerie Jarrett, learns ...

DNA Stories: Did She Marry Her Cousin? (VIDEO)

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 11.18.2013 | Weird News
Megan Smolenyak

Though genetic genealogy has been around for more than a decade, the sight of celebrities swabbing their cheeks on TV shows like Who Do You Think Y...

HBO's Family Tree First of Four Genealogy Series to Air in U.S.

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 07.02.2013 | TV
Megan Smolenyak

Though there's been a bit of a vacuum in genealogical programming in the U.S. over the last year or so, that's happily about to change. First up is Christopher Guest and Jim Piddock's mockumentary series, Family Tree.

Family Scrapbooks: A Journey of Memories and Mourning

Helen Davey | Posted 08.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Helen Davey

There's a reason they call it honoring your "roots," because compiling such records provides feelings of grounding, stability, and continuity.

Skip Gates Helps Samuel L. Jackson Find His Roots

Posted 04.29.2012 | Black Voices

Every week, The Huffington Post Black Voices tells you what Henry Louis Gates has planned on his show "Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr." ...

Henry Louis Gates Helps Robert Downey Jr. Find His Roots

Posted 04.22.2012 | Black Voices

Henry Louis Gates Jr. has helped celebrities uncover fascinating aspects of their ancestry, oftentimes discovering things they never knew before. This...

Henry Louis Gates Helps 3 Religious Leaders Find Their Roots

Posted 04.15.2012 | Black Voices

This season on his PBS series, "Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr.," Henry Louis Gates has already helped media legend, Barbara Walters, di...

COUSINS!

Posted 04.05.2012 | Celebrity

Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick are cousins! Well, not really: Hollywood's poster children for marriage success -- we're counting 23 years -- discovered...

WATCH: Henry Louis Gates Helps Barbara Walters Find Her Roots

Posted 04.02.2012 | Black Voices

Renowned Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. has helped a number of celebrities discover integral aspects of their family origins, now he's taking...

Gates' 'Finding Your Roots' Debuts New Season

The Washington Post | Posted 03.25.2012 | Black Voices

It wasn't a question of whether his ancestors had been slaves. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a son of the Old South and one of the country's leading civil ...

Public Academic: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Follows Alex Haley's Roots

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.20.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Admiring the television series Roots as a boy, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores a passion for genetics and genealogies in a new PBS series, Finding Your Roots, to start this Sunday.

Four Months of Celebrity Roots on Air in 2012

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 03.10.2012 | TV
Megan Smolenyak

For genealogy buffs and those who just can't get enough of celebrities, there's plenty of cause to celebrate in 2012 as there will be four solid months of famous roots on air.

Digging For Your Roots, Anyone?

Patricia Rust | Posted 02.28.2012 | Travel
Patricia Rust

I was already on a cruise through the Mediterranean, so I thought that after the pleasure of cruising, I could enjoy the thrill of research in some libraries in a country where I knew no one. Little did I know that this former country of strangers would soon become a country of friends!

Wonderful British Shows Are Returning To PBS

Posted 11.17.2011 | Home

By DAVID BAUDER, The Associated Press NEW YORK -- There's good news for fans of Sherlock Holmes and "Downton Abbey": They're both coming back to PB...