5 March 2010
In this riveting series premiere, Sarah Jessica Parker embarks on an exciting adventure into the unknown to learn about her family tree. With the help of Ancestry.com, Sarah Jessica's story takes her on not one, but two awe-inspiring journeys first to Northern California and then to Salem, Massachusetts.
12 March 2010
Football legend Emmitt Smith is intrigued by a family rumor that his paternal grandmother, Erma Lee Watson, had white ancestry. As he travels deep into rural Alabama to colonial Virginia and beyond on the trail of Erma's great grandmother Mariah, Smith uncovers a story more dramatic than he ever could have imagined.
19 March 2010
Since childhood, Lisa Kudrow has known that her grandmother Gertrude had it tough. Gertrude's mother, Meri, perished in the Holocaust. Lisa's father recalls hearing about her death from a young Polish sailor, a cousin named Yuri who was last seen in New York in the late 1940s. Lisa's father never forgot Yuri for warning him and his family to leave their village for safety before the Nazi army invasion. From Los Angeles to Belarus, to the actual village where Meri once lived, Lisa's journey reveals clues leading her to something neither she nor her father ever thought possible.
26 March 2010
Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick delves into his family history.
2 April 2010
Actress Brooke Shields embarks on a journey to discover which side of her divided and very different family she identifies with.
23 April 2010
Oscar-Winner Susan Sarandon unlocks her mysterious family tree.
Season 1, Episode 7: Spike Lee30 April 2010
Director Spike Lee learns about his ancestors in the season finale.
4 February 2011
Season Premiere -- Multi-faceted performer Vanessa Williams explores the roots of her trailblazing ancestors.
Season 2, Episode 2: Tim McGraw11 February 2011
Country music superstar Tim McGraw embarks on a journey to uncover his father's ancestral past.
18 February 2011
Rosie O'Donnell embarks on an emotional journey as she traces her late mother's roots.
25 February 2011
Kim Cattrall sets out to solve a 70 year-old mystery.
4 March 2011
R&B superstar Lionel Richie unravels the mystery of his past.
11 March 2011
Golden Globe winner Steve Buscemi embarks on a journey to find the rogues and villains in his ancestral past.
1 April 2011
Academy Award winner Gwyneth Paltrow delves into her ancestral past.
25 March 2011
Actress and humanitarian Ashley Judd seeks the truth behind larger than life family tales.
3 February 2012
Season Premiere -- award-winning actor and political activist Martin Sheen discovers his ancestors shared his deepest passion.
10 February 2012
Academy Award-winner Marisa Tomei investigates the truth behind a family murder mystery.
24 February 2012
Blair Underwood takes a journey that helps him realize a lifelong dream.
2 March 2012
Country superstar Reba McEntire embarks on an exploration of her mother's family.
9 March 2012
Super Bowl champion Jerome Bettis goes on a journey to learn more about his mother's roots.
Season 3, Episode 6: Helen Hunt23 March 2012
Academy Award-winner Helen Hunt uncovers the missing pieces of her family history.
30 March 2012
Actress, singer and producer Rita Wilson takes an emotional journey as she learns of her father's early life and the story he never shared.
Season 3, Episode 8: Edie Falco6 April 2012
Emmy award-winner Edie Falco ("Nurse Jackie") is on a mission to discover the truth behind her mother's family history.
Season 3, Episode 9: Rob Lowe27 April 2012
Rob Lowe discovers his maternal family's unexpected ties to early American history.
4 May 2012
Rashida Jones uncovers her maternal family history from Manhattan to Eastern Europe.
11 May 2012
Saturday Night Live's Jason Sudeikis goes on a long jopurney to uncover his father's family history.
Season 3, Episode 12: Paula Deen18 May 2012
Celebrated Chef Paula Deen embarks on a search to find out just how deep her Southern roots go.
30 July 2013
Actress Christina Applegate investigates her paternal grandmother - a stranger to her and her father. Uncovering dramatic details along the way, Christina gains insight into the life and hardships of the woman she and her father loved, but never knew.
23 July 2013
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.
6 August 2013
Media mogul Chelsea Handler confronts a deep family secret: her Grandfather's rumored Nazi past. As she dives into her family's struggle to survive in a desperate time, the details uncovered will finally confirm or deny his affiliation to the dark regime.
13 August 2013
Actress Zooey Deschanel seeks to learn the truth about her Quaker ancestors and their involvement in the anti-slavery movement.
20 August 2013
In memory of his late father, actor Chris O'Donnell investigates the paternal side of his family and finds ancestors on the frontlines of American history. Chris explores a patriotic legacy and a family devotion that extends deeper than he ever imagined.
27 August 2013
Model Cindy Crawford travels to the United Kingdom to learn more about her ancestry including possible genealogical connections to European royalty.
3 September 2013
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.
10 September 2013
In tribute to his late father, actor Jim Parsons explores the ancestors on his paternal side of the family. The journey takes Jim to Louisiana and eventually France, where he discovers generations of his forefathers who made an indelible mark in history.
23 July 2014
Actress Cynthia Nixon searches for answers in her paternal line, and truth becomes stranger than fiction when a mystery of deceit and murder slowly unfolds in relation her 3x great-grandmother.
30 July 2014
Award winning actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson thought he came from a "nice, boring family" until he digs into his ancestry and follows the life of his great-grandfather; a gilded age hustler that trouble seemed to follow at every turn.
6 August 2014
Rachel and Kayleen McAdams discover an English ancestor surrounded by a privileged world, but forced to separate from those he loved; they connect with relatives uprooted by war, and uncover the harrowing circumstances behind their Canadian roots.
13 August 2014
Valerie Bertinelli goes on the hunt to unlock her family's mysteries. She tracks down courageous ancestors who suffered through hardship and tragedy, and discovers a royal lineage dating back centuries that she never dreamed possible.
20 August 2014
Kelsey Grammer takes a trip into the past to explore his beloved grandmother's family. He uncovers the story of a woman haunted by demons, and finds a connection to family who risked everything in one of the greatest migrations in American history.
27 August 2014
Season 6, Episode 1: Julie Chen8 March 2015
Julie Chen never knew her maternal grandfather; he died long before Julie was born. All she had heard was that he was a wealthy playboy with a rags-to-riches story. Julie sets out for rural China to learn more about his life and uncovers a dramatic tale.
15 March 2015
Josh Groban traces his ancestors' roots to Germany. He discovers a relative who was not only a deacon, but also a music teacher & well-known astronomer. But Josh's ancestor's predictions of cataclysmic doom put him in the crosshairs of the church.
22 March 2015
Actress Angie Harmon discovers a daring ancestor who gave up his freedom to come to America, fought for his new country's independence, and risked everything at a pivotal point in America's history.
Season 6, Episode 4: Sean Hayes29 March 2015
Actor/Producer Sean Hayes searches for the cause of his estranged father's troubled past and uncovers a shocking trail of tragedy and crime that reaches back generations.
5 April 2015
Beyond a family of Hollywood legends, actor/director Tony Goldwyn explores his maternal lineage. He is introduced to a heritage of political activism; a couple ahead of their time proudly fighting for abolition, women's rights and westward expansion.
12 April 2015
America Ferrera searches for a connection to a father she barely knew, and discovers a great grandfather who led multiple revolts against the government and left an enduring mark on Honduran history.
19 April 2015
Actor/Director Bill Paxton researches his paternal lineage, uncovering the captivating life of an ancestor who was a war hero in an historic battle and who shaped politics and society during a turbulent era.
26 April 2015
Melissa Etheridge digs into her French roots and finds a family shaken by a scandalous lawsuit; a turbulent relationship entangled with tragedy; and an adventuresome ancestor who prospered in colonial America.
26 July 2015
Actress Ginnifer Goodwin delves into a family secret in hopes of connecting her father with the grandparents he never knew. She is shocked to find dark and turbulent lives filled with drug addiction and life-altering consequences.
2 August 2015
JK Rowling sets off on a journey to uncover her maternal French roots. She stumbles upon a family mystery, and uncovers a harrowing tale of wartime heroism, then discovers the actions of a brave ancestor.
9 August 2015
Alfre Woodard goes on a journey searching for her grandfather's roots, and finds a relative who endured one of the most horrifying periods in American history, but accomplished an extraordinary feat.
16 August 2015
This special episode digs into its archives and features highlights throughout the seasons including triumphs and tragedies, delightful discoveries and sobering moments. It also unveils outtakes and never-before-seen footage from the "Who Do" vault.
23 August 2015Bryan Cranston
's happy childhood shattered when his father abandoned the family when Bryan was just 11. Seeking answers, Bryan explores his paternal roots, finds a troubling pattern of desertion, a man of honor and an aunt he never even knew existed.
30 August 2015
TV host Tom Bergeron unravels the mysterious history of his paternal roots in France, following Marguerite, his 9x great grandmother, who endured upheaval as a young girl and faced a critical decision to go against her Protestant upbringing for survival.
3 April 2016
Aisha Tyler's journey reveals an ancestor who, as a politician, struggled to keep his illegitimate son a secret. Against all odds, her 2x great-grandfather exemplifies bravery and determination during one of America's most tumultuous eras of racism.
10 April 2016
Tracing his patriotic roots, Scott Foley finds a relative who risked his life for one of America's founding fathers, and an ancestor who suffered unspeakably during one of this nation's darkest times.
17 April 2016
Katey Sagal has an emotional and insightful meeting with her mother's friend and fellow USO performer. Katey also finds a surprising link to the Amish and uncovers the harrowing story of her relative's daring escape from attackers.
24 April 2016
Molly Ringwald explores family lore of Swedish royalty, which uncovers her ancestors' harrowing lives and reveals women who suffered through unspeakable tragedies, and one brave immigrant who forever changed her family's fate.
Season 8, Episode 5: Chris Noth30 April 2016
Sex and the City Star Chris Noth headed to County Cavan last week to trace his Irish roots. Noth discovered that his great-grandfather was from Cavan, and left home for Canada around 1840. Grandpa's surname was Maguire, and he was originally from Knockbride. Noth visited the Cavan Library to do some research.
1 May 2016
Lea Michele unravels secrets of her Jewish roots, discovering a great-grandmother lost without a country; relatives fighting to be together; ancestors suffering devastating loss; and long lost family reuniting after decades of separation.
5 March 2017
Actress Courteney Cox explores her family history.
12 March 2017
19 March 2017
Jennifer Grey discovers much more about the grandfather she thought she knew as she uncovers how he survived adversity to become a beacon of his community; and discovers a great-grandmother whose devastating tragedy stopped her from making it to America.
Season 9, Episode 4: Noah Wyle26 March 2017
Noah Wyle investigates his maternal family line, discovering an ancestor who was catapulted into one of America's biggest wars, and whose life spiraled out of control from remarkable success to a shocking and tragic end.
4 April 2017
Jessica Biel finds that the family lore of native American ancestry is false. She learns that she has some Jewish ancestors. She also learns that the family lore about an ancestor who fought in the civil war for the south surrendered to union troops and was shot in the back during a prison break is true.
9 April 2017
16 April 2017
Season 9, Episode 8: Liv Tyler23 April 2017
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