The fascination with genealogy is rising and the family history business is booming. Data Mining the Deceased explores what may be the largest historical enterprise in the world and one of the largest data-mining operations, and how it is driven by big religion, big technology and big business.
Genealogy is a journey of self-discovery that can teach you as much about yourself as about those who came before you. But what holds many of us back from unearthing our family history is uncertainty about how to go about it. Discover which resources you should use and trust, how you should make your way through tangles of public records, and so much more.
This season viewers will discover the surprising ancestral stories of 28 fascinating guests, including Carmelo Anthony, Ava DuVernay, Téa Leoni, Ana Navarro, Bernie Sanders, Questlove, and Christopher Walken.
Twelve New Zealanders have their DNA tested to help them solve old family mysteries, uncover ancient forbearers and even uncover a fortune or two.
Six descendants of slaves and abolitionists come together in Brooklyn, NY on a journey of self-discovery. The very human story of the underground railroad unfolds through Ancestry records, revealing the dynamic impact our history has on identity, family and legacy. Watch powerful personal moments unfold alongside relevant anecdotes by renowned historians.
Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. weaves together genealogical detective work with cutting-edge DNA analysis to trace the ancestry of a diverse array of trailblazing public figures. The result is a captivating cross-section of history.
The leader of an all female motorcycle club abandons her gang to raise her son. Meanwhile, certain members of their male counterpart gang establish an underground drug ring led by a ruthless criminal. When her son is killed in a school shooting caused by the drugs and he is named as the shooter, the leaders of both clubs rally to seek retaliation for her son's death.