Genealogy Roadshow

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Aired: 2016-05-31 20:00:00 0:30 Rating: TV-PG

Probe a re-enactor’s roots; learn if a black man’s ancestors worked for the Confederacy.

Premiere date: May 31, 2016

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This time the team hits Houston to discover family stories at the Julia Ideson Building of the Houston Public Library. A woman seeks to find out if her roots in Texas are as deep as the character she portrays in her historical re-enactments. Later, the Roadshow team investigates the notorious Andersonville prison; a man wants to know if his African-American ancestors fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War; a woman uncovers her link to a prominent figure in Texas history; another learns of her connection to the Cherokee Freedman; and one man traces his roots to the conflicts that shaped early American history.

Genealogy Tips from this Episode

History of the Dawes Commission

History of the Dawes Commission

These documents can be links to Native American roots.

Africans Americans During the Civil War

Africans Americans During the Civil War

Find out why African Americans fought for the Confederacy.

The Roadshow Visits Houston

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