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3 Degrees of Separation: Genetic Connectivity

It may take far less than six degrees of separation to connect us. Geneticists who worked on the Finding Your Roots series were able to connect guests through just one or two other individuals. Continue reading …

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Quakers in Early America

Actor Kevin Bacon’s Quaker ancestor immigrated from England to America for the chance to freely practice his religion. Arriving in the New World, the ancestor bought huge plots of land from the well-known Quaker leader William Penn. Watch video.

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Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon

Finding Your Roots looks into the ancestral pasts of real-life married Hollywood couple actors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick. Watch the full episode. Continue reading …

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Kevin Bacon 

Kevin Bacon is one of the foremost actors of his generation. His talent for balancing starring roles with powerful supporting characters on both film and stage has allowed him to build a varied and critically acclaimed body of work. With … Continue reading …

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Kevin Bacon: “I always keep a bag packed”

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on discussing genealogy with actor Kevin Bacon for the Finding Your Roots series and on Bacon’s reluctance to focus on the past. Continue reading …

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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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3 Degrees of Separation, Part 2
Posted by Genealogy Team, 8/6/2012
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Posted by Genealogy Team, 15/5/2012
John Legend’s Unique Family History
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