In sharing their stories, FINDING YOUR ROOTS uses every tool available, from cutting-edge DNA research to old-school genealogical sleuthing to reveal long-buried secrets. Spanning the globe, the series compiles family trees that trace throughout the United States and Canada; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Germany, Poland, Ireland, Russia and more.
Episode to episode, audiences will meet guests’ ancestors who were businesspeople and bootleggers, war heroes and criminals, farmers and immigrants, the persecuted and the persevering under the most extraordinary circumstances. Together, the arc of each guest’s family personalizes history while emphasizing the human connections that unite us.
Producer: Josh Gleason, Natalia Warchol, Elizabeth Woller Wilson, Hannah Olson, Sabin Street, Prisca Pointdujour
Executive Producer: Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Dyllan McGee, Peter Kunhardt
Production Company: McGee Media; Inkwell Films; Kunhardt Films; WETA Washington, D.C.
Production Year: 2019
Copyright Year: 2019
Director: Sabin Streeter, Krista Whetstone
Host: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Narrator: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Actors: Isabella Rosselini, Anjelica Huston, Mia Farrow, Melissa McCarthy, Eric Stonestreet
Writers: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Number of Discs: 3
Length: 600 minutes
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen