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Gee, I’m Related to Kyra Sedgwick, Too

Stephen Haynes

Watching Louis Henry Gates's "Finding Your Roots" show tonight provided a nice diversion. One of his guests was actress Kyra Sedgwick. "Wait a moment," says I, "there's a Sedgwick on our family tree. Maybe ..." Continue reading ...

April 10, 2012 | 5 COMMENTS

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A Boringly Quintessentially American Family

Stephen Haynes

I suppose there's something ultimately, boringly, uninteresting about a family that, along most lines of forebears, stretches back (from me) six generations or more in the United States and in some cases the Colonies, often into the 1600s, arriving here contemporaneously with (and in one case part of) the Mayflower colony at Plymouth, Massachusetts. Continue reading ...

April 10, 2012 | 4 COMMENTS

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Jason Gaines

My name is Jason Gaines, i was born in Marrero,LA and although I do not carry the last name of my father, Continue reading ...

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Who were they?

Jill Baty

Each of us have 8 great grandparents. I have enough information about six of them- some research, photos, other relatives The remaining two though are a mystery. Continue reading ...

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Craig The Lost Oil Family

Nicky Craig

from my aunt patti about old car photos my dad just sent to her "the DUESENBERG is the one Grandpa Roland brought home when his first oil well came in Continue reading ...

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Creating a Living Legacy

Veola Green

My mother Marlene Green was murdered in 1989. Since that time my siblings and I have been in foster care. Now adults we have no real family connections. Continue reading ...

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History of My Family

Athlene Uanda Mason Southlea

My family came from Jamaica . My parents are Lloyd Mason and the late Rosalyn Forbes. Continue reading ...

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Silveys.Where they against slavery?

vicki adams

My family is a strange mixture. On my Fathers side There was a Pastor Once threatened For refusing to preach about the Cival War one way or the other. Continue reading ...

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Families who have changed names

Gary Wayne Robling

I have always heard that our family used to spell our name (ROEBLING). Not until I read about George Washington Roebling when I was kid did ever make a connection. Continue reading ...

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My Tree

Katherine P. Harrell

I was born Katherine Ruth Pope on July 9, 1966 to my mother Barbara Jean Vann and my father was not stated. Continue reading ...

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About the Series

The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of the new 10-part PBS series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the 12th series from Professor Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. Filmed on location across the United States, the series premieres nationally Sundays, March 25 – May 20 at 8 pm ET on PBS (check local listings).

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