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.
Actress Rashida Jones, daughter of music icon Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton, explores her mother's Jewish roots.
Actor Rob Lowe explores the life of his 5-times great-grandfather who fought in the American Revolution as a Hessian, alongside the British.
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.
Actress and Producer Rita Wilson travels to Greece and Bulgaria to uncover secrets about her father's early life.
As actress Helen Hunt looks into her paternal family history, she uncovers missing information about her ancestors.
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.
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.
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.
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.