Finding Your Roots

Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. delves into the genealogy of
28 new guests in the third season of Finding Your Roots, premiering
Tuesday, January 5 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV.
Each story illuminates the
vast patchwork of ethnicity, race and experience that makes up the fabric of America. The third season Gates uncovers the ancestral trails from Maya Rudolph, Richard Branson, Soledad O’Brien, Bill Hader, Julianne Moore, Senator John McCain, Norman Lear, and more. 

In celebration of a whole new season of the PBS series, Finding Your Root, WXXI invites you to share a family story on WXXI’s Facebook page. Each week we’ll announce on WXXI’s Facebook page an episode theme and call for your stories.  Submit a two to three sentence story along with a photo and tag it with #FindingYourRoots. Top submissions will be shared on the Finding Your Roots Facebook page.

Major corporate support for  Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Season Three  is provided by Ancestry.com, Johnson & Johnson, POM and Ford. Support is also provided by the Ford Foundation, Candace King Weir, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.

Finding Your Roots Stories

 PBS Finding Your Roots: Classroom Site:Check out lesson plans to go with the series. 
Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County libraryweb.org
  Monroe County Library System (MCLS):
 Full Episodes, Previews & Local InterviewWatch New Finding Your Roots Episodes and Clips on the WXXI Video Player (Access to past seasons are available through WXXI Passport Member Benefit)

Upcoming Finding Your Roots Programming

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 8:00pm
Uncover how military service binds the families of Patricia Arquette, Julianne Moore and John McCain.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 8:00pm
Uncover family mysteries about two legends of hip hop through the use of DNA technology.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 8:00pm
Discover the pioneering family histories of Neil Patrick Harris, Gloria Steinem and Sandra Cisneros.