genealogical research

DNA and Deep Family Mysteries

For some, these deeper family mysteries take on an additional dimension that goes far beyond curiosity — knowing who that great-great-grandfather was would fill in a critical gap in their understanding of who they are.

DIY Family Tree

You want to learn about your own genealogy. But where to start? The Finding Your Roots production team has tips and tricks on how to flesh out your family tree.

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.