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.
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.
Twelve New Zealanders have their DNA tested to help them solve old family mysteries, uncover ancient forbearers and even uncover a fortune or two.