finding your roots

David Doak

Amber Douglas May 3, 2012

My ancestor came over from Ireland just prior to the Revolutionary War and settled in Virginia. How I learned about him was through my grandmother who was a member of DAR – Daughters of the American Revolution. I did research on him and found out that he served in Capt. John Ward’s militia. He later was made captain and served in Tate’s company.

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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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