finding your roots

Tag Archives: chromosomes

Genetics 101: All About DNA

Geneticists explain DNA, mitochondrial DNA, chromosomes, genomes, and how, with the right tools, our genetics has the power to reveal our ancestry. Continue reading …

Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Stories on Every Branch of the Family Tree

Through census records or conversations with relatives we can recover some of our family histories. But where memories and traditional paper records fail, we now have a new genealogical tool – our own DNA. Continue reading …

Tagged , , , | 9 Comments
Buy the DVD

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).


Most Recent Blog Posts

3 Degrees of Separation, Part 2
Posted by Genealogy Team, 8/6/2012
3 Degrees of Separation: Genetic Connectivity
Posted by Genealogy Team, 30/5/2012
Haplogroups: Tracing Deep Roots with DNA
Posted by Genealogy Team, 15/5/2012
John Legend’s Unique Family History
Posted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., 15/5/2012

Join the Community