Like so many of his fellow African-American guests, series host Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s has deep roots in the American South. Both his maternal and paternal lines have ties to Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland, with many family members sharing surnames — so many, in fact, the sheer number of recorded ancestors split our interactive chart in two!
During Season Two’s final episode, genetic genealogist CeCe Moore used DNA analysis to extend Prof. Gates’ family tree even further than our interactive chart allows. Watch the streaming full episode to find out.
Roll over each branch of Professor Gates’ interactive family tree to learn more about the Finding Your Roots host’s fascinating genealogical journey.