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    • Vanessa L. Williams
      Vanessa L. Williams
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      2/4/11
      9.3
      Actress Vanessa L. Williams traces her father's family to the Civil War and the Tennessee Legislature.
    • Kim Cattrall
      Kim Cattrall
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      2/25/11
      9.0
      Actress Kim Cattrall searches for answers concerning her grandfather, who abandoned the family when Kim's mother was only eight years old.
    • Lionel Richie
      Lionel Richie
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      3/4/11
      9.0
      Singer/songwriter Lionel Richie searches for answers concerning his great-grandfather, who his grandmother never talked about.
    • Bill Paxton
      Season 6 - Episode 7
      4/19/15
      9.0
      Actor Bill Paxton investigates an ancestor's role in the American Revolution.
    • Kelsey Grammer
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      8/20/14
      9.0
      Actor Kelsey Grammer explores his grandmother's family, and learns of one ancestor's tortured past in addition to discovering a connection to one of American history's most notable migrations.
    • Valerie Bertinelli
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      8/13/14
      9.0

      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.

    • Jim Parsons
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      9/10/13
      9.0

      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.

    • Chris O'Donnell
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      8/20/13
      8.7

      Actor Chris O'Donnell finds two men in his family tree who fought for their country, but put family first.

    • Christina Applegate
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      7/30/13
      8.5

      Actress Christina Applegate searches for answers as to why her father was raised by his grandmother and why he never knew his mother.

    • America Ferrera
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      4/12/15
      8.5
      America Ferrera learns about her great-grandfather's pivotal role in Honduran history, and seeks a connection to the father she hardly knew.
    • Tony Goldwyn
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      4/5/15
      8.5
    • Rachel McAdams
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      8/6/14
      8.5
    • Angie Harmon
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      3/22/15
      8.5
      Angie Harmon learns about an ancestor who fought under George Washington.
    • Josh Groban
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      3/15/15
      8.5
    • Trisha Yearwood
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      9/3/13
      8.5

      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.

    • Ginnifer Goodwin
      Season 7 - Episode 1
      7/26/15
      8.5
    • Steve Buscemi
      Steve Buscemi
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      3/25/11
      8.5
      Actor Steve Buscemi follows his mother's family line to an ancestor who served in the Civil War and lived a very difficult life.
    • Scott Foley
      Season 8 - Episode 2
      4/10/16
      8.5
      Scott Foley finds a connection to the Salem witch trials in 17th-century Massachusetts, and learns about an ancestor who risked his life for a Founding Father.
    • Into the Archives
      Season 7 - Episode 3
      8/16/15
      8.5
    • Gwyneth Paltrow
      Gwyneth Paltrow
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      4/1/11
      8.5
      Actress Gwyneth Paltrow traces her mother's side of the family to an adventurous young lady from Barbados and her father's to a remarkable Rabbi in Eastern Europe.
    • Chelsea Handler
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      8/6/13
      8.3

      Comedian and talk show host Chelsea Handler, raised in a Jewish household, researches the possibility that her grandfather was a Nazi sympathizer.

    • Zooey Deschanel
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      8/13/13
      8.1

      Actress Zooey Deschanel researches her Quaker ancestors and their roll in the abolitionist movement.

    • Lisa Kudrow
      Lisa Kudrow
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      3/19/10
      8.0
      Lisa Kudrow gets an answer to her fathers life long question which leads to something her and her father never thought possible.
    • Cindy Crawford
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      8/27/13
      8.0

      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.

    • Katey Sagal
      Season 8 - Episode 3
      4/17/16
      8.0
      Katey Sagal is surprised to learn about her Amish ancestry.
    • Alfre Woodard
      Season 7 - Episode 2
      8/9/15
      8.0
      Alfre Woodard investigates the paternal side of her family and explores the origins of her surname.
    • Rosie O'Donnell
      Rosie O'Donnell
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      2/18/11
      8.0
      Comedienne and host Rosie O'Donnell traces the family of her mother, who died when Rosie was only 10 years old. The trail leads Rosie to Canada, Ireland, and to a previously unknown branch of the family.
    • Cynthia Nixon
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      7/23/14
      8.0
      Actor Cynthia Nixon explores the history of her father's side of the family, which reveals an ancestral mystery of deceit and murder.
    • Sean Hayes
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      3/29/15
      8.0
      Actor Sean Hayes goes to Ireland to research his family history.
    • Bryan Cranston
      Season 7 - Episode 4
      8/23/15
      8.0
    • Martin Sheen
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      2/3/12
      7.7

      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.

    • Kelly Clarkson
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      7/23/13
      7.5

      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.

    • Aisha Tyler
      Season 8 - Episode 1
      4/3/16
      7.5
      In the Season 8 premiere, Aisha Tyler learns about a brave ancestor and the story of a politician who tried to hide an illegitimate son.
    • Matthew Broderick
      Matthew Broderick
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      3/26/10
      7.4
      Matthew Broderick helps solve a 150 year-old mystery while learning about his grandparents.
    • Sarah Jessica Parker
      Sarah Jessica Parker
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      3/5/10
      7.3
      Sarah Jessica Parker thought her family on her mother's side was made up of unremarkable German immigrants. She finds that two of her ancestors took part in major events in American history, as her journey takes her to Northern California and Salem Massachusetts.
    • Brooke Shields
      Brooke Shields
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      4/2/10
      7.3
      Brooke Shields has a change of heart towards her grandmother after she looks into her family history.
    • Rashida Jones
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      5/4/12
      7.0

      Actress Rashida Jones, daughter of music icon Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton, explores her mother's Jewish roots.

    • Blair Underwood
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      2/24/12
      6.8

      Actor Blair Underwood's search into his ancestry leads him to Africa and a meeting with a distant cousin.

    • Susan Sarandon
      Susan Sarandon
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      4/23/10
      6.5
      Susan Sarandon locates the Tuscan village her great-grandfather called home.
    • Marisa Tomei
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      2/10/12
      6.3

      Actress Marisa Tomei travels to Italy to research the mystery of her great-grandfather's 1910 murder.

    • Emmitt Smith
      Emmitt Smith
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      3/12/10
      6.1
      Emmitt Smith searches to discover his family tree and solve rumors of having white ancestry; He learns more then he could have dreamed about.
    • Rita Wilson
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      3/30/12
      6.0

      Actress and Producer Rita Wilson travels to Greece and Bulgaria to uncover secrets about her father's early life.

    • Rob Lowe
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      4/27/12
      5.8

      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
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      5/18/12
      5.7

      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.

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    • Jason Sudeikis
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      5/11/12
      5.7

      Actor/comedian Jason Sudeikis seeks answers concerning his grandfather's death and finds he is from a line of fatherless sons.

    • Spike Lee
      Spike Lee
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      4/30/10
      5.5
      Filmmaker Spike Lee learns about his family history which takes him to Georgia and Texas where he meets one of his relatives.
    • Tom Bergeron
      Season 7 - Episode 5
      8/30/15
      5.0
      Tom Bergeron investigates his French-Canadian roots on his father's side to find out what brought his ancestors to North America.
    • Edie Falco
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      4/6/12
      4.7

      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.

    • Reba McEntire
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      3/2/12
      4.5

      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.

    • Jerome Bettis
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      3/9/12
      4.0

      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.

    • Helen Hunt
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      3/23/12
      3.5

      As actress Helen Hunt looks into her paternal family history, she uncovers missing information about her ancestors.

    • Tim McGraw
      Tim McGraw
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      2/11/11
      0.0
      Singer and actor Tim McGraw traces the family tree of his biological father, major league pitcher Tug McGraw, whom he didn't meet until he was 18 years old.
    • Ashley Judd
      Ashley Judd
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      4/8/11
      0.0
      Actress Ashley Judd follows two branches of her father's family tree to the Civil War and even further back in American history.
    • Jennifer Grey
      Season 9 - Episode 3
      3/19/17
      0.0
    • Noah Wyle
      Season 9 - Episode 4
      3/26/17
      0.0
      Noah Wyle investigates his maternal family line and discovers an ancestor who was in one of America's biggest wars, but whose life spiraled out of control from success to a tragic end.
    • Jessica Biel
      Season 9 - Episode 5
      4/2/17
      0.0
      Jessica Biel hunts for the truth behind family lore surrounding the death of an ancestor, and along the way makes two shocking discoveries that shake everything she knows about her heritage to the core.
    • Chris O'Donnell
      Chris O'Donnell
      Season 9 - Episode 6
      4/6/17
      0.0
    • Smokey Robinson
      Season 9 - Episode 7
      4/9/17
      0.0
    • John Stamos
      Season 9 - Episode 8
      4/16/17
      0.0
    • Liv Tyler
      Season 9 - Episode 9
      4/24/17
      0.0
    • Noel Clarke
      Noel Clarke
      Season 14 - Episode 7
      8/31/17
      0.0
    • Fearne Cotton
      Fearne Cotton
      Season 14 - Episode 7
      8/24/17
      0.0
    • Julie Bowen
      Julie Bowen
      Season 9 - Episode 2
      3/16/17
      0.0
    • Courteney Cox
      Courteney Cox
      Season 9 - Episode 1
      3/9/17
      0.0
    • Molly Ringwald
      Season 8 - Episode 4
      4/24/16
      0.0
      Molly Ringwald investigates a family story that she has Swedish royalty in her blood, which reveals terrible tragedies that befell some of her female ancestors and shines a light on a fateful move by a courageous immigrant.
    • Chris Noth
      Season 8 - Episode 5
      5/1/16
      0.0
      Chris Noth discovers the suffering endured by his ancestors in America, and tracks a relative from Spain to Ireland who eventually became a war hero.
    • Lea Michele
      Lea Michele
      Season 8 - Episode 6
      5/1/16
      0.0
      Lea Michele digs into her Jewish roots and finds a heartbreaking story about her great-grandmother in addition to a family reunited after being separated for decades.
    • Chris Noth
      Chris Noth
      Season 8 - Episode 5
      5/1/16
      0.0
      Chris Noth discovers the suffering endured by his ancestors in America, and tracks a relative from Spain to Ireland who eventually became a war hero.
    • Lea Michele
      Lea Michele
      Season 8 - Episode 6
      5/1/16
      0.0
      Lea Michele digs into her Jewish roots and finds a heartbreaking story about her great-grandmother in addition to a family reunited after being separated for decades.
    • Julie Chen
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      3/8/15
      0.0
      In the season premiere, Julie Chen travels to China to visit her maternal grandfather's birthplace and chart his career as a successful businessman.
    • Melissa Etheridge
      Season 6 - Episode 8
      4/26/15
      0.0
      Singer Melissa Etheridge explores her French roots and finds a scandalous lawsuit; and an adventurous ancestor in the American colonies.
    • Minnie Driver
      Minnie Driver
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      8/27/14
      0.0
    • Jesse Tyler Ferguson
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      7/30/14
      0.0

      Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson researches the father of his beloved grandmother, discovering a man of questionable character.

    • Lisa Hammond
      Lisa Hammond
      Season 14 - Episode 9
      9/7/17
      0.0