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Actress Valerie Bertinelli travels to Italy to find out more about her grandmother's family, then to England to trace her mother's family back many, many generations.
Grateful to his late father for supporting his passion for his art, actor Jim Parsons investigates his paternal family tree. The path leads to a legacy of educated men and an ancestor famous for his art.
Actor Chris O'Donnell finds two men in his family tree who fought for their country, but put family first.
Actress Christina Applegate searches for answers as to why her father was raised by his grandmother and why he never knew his mother.
Since her parents passed, country singer Trisha Yearwood knows little about her paternal side of the family. Her search for a deeper family connection takes Trisha to England, where she uncovers an ancestor's history of crime, loss, and perseverance.
Comedian and talk show host Chelsea Handler, raised in a Jewish household, researches the possibility that her grandfather was a Nazi sympathizer.
Actress Zooey Deschanel researches her Quaker ancestors and their roll in the abolitionist movement.
Model and actress Cindy Crawford, who made a career out of being the all-American, small-town girl-next-door, finds surprising information about her family, leading her to an important figure in early European history.
Actor Martin Sheen travels to Ireland and Spain tracing both sides of his family tree. He finds ancestors on both sides spent time imprisoned for their beliefs, confirming Sheen's own tradition of fighting for justice.
Double-platinum singer Kelly Clarkson, explores her lineage and uncovers an ancestor deeply rooted in American history. Coming face-to-face with her 3x great grandfather's wartime bravery and sacrifice, she finds a connection deeper than ever imagined.
Actress Rashida Jones, daughter of music icon Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton, explores her mother's Jewish roots.
Actor Blair Underwood's search into his ancestry leads him to Africa and a meeting with a distant cousin.
Actress Marisa Tomei travels to Italy to research the mystery of her great-grandfather's 1910 murder.
Actress and Producer Rita Wilson travels to Greece and Bulgaria to uncover secrets about her father's early life.
Actor Rob Lowe explores the life of his 5-times great-grandfather who fought in the American Revolution as a Hessian, alongside the British.
Paula Deen lost both of her parents and has a lot of gaps in her family knowledge. A visit to her aunt in Albany, Georgia, provides Paula with information that takes her back 150 years in her family's history. As she digs deeper into her heritage she uncovers her ancestor's political ties and his connection to a dark time in America's history. Further exploration reveals a heartbreaking event that deeply impacted her ancestors during the Civil War.moreless
Actor/comedian Jason Sudeikis seeks answers concerning his grandfather's death and finds he is from a line of fatherless sons.
Singer and actress Reba McEntire follows her ancestry to the first member of her family to set foot on American soil, finding a young boy who came from England as an indentured servant.
Retired NFL star Jerome Bettis researches his mother's family, finding men who stood up for their rights against great odds. He traces the family further back to find ancestors living in slavery.
Actress Edie Falco travels to Wisconsin, Minnesota and Cornwall, England to learn more about a mysterious member of her mother's side of the family.
As actress Helen Hunt looks into her paternal family history, she uncovers missing information about her ancestors.
Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson researches the father of his beloved grandmother, discovering a man of questionable character.