News from around the web.
Go to Source
The new genealogy series Finding
Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr. premieres on PBS March 25.
Gates, a Harvard history professor who’s hosted previous genealogy shows for PBS including African-American
Lives and Faces
of America, will explore the roots of 24 well-known Americans including Harry
Connick Jr., Barbara Walters, Kevin Bacon, Condoleezza Rice, Sanjay Gupta and Martha
Here’s the twist that makes this show different: Each episode will feature a pair
of celebrities “bound together by an intimate, sometimes hidden link.” DNA testing
takes over where paper trails leave off.
The staff of the New England
Historic Genealogical Society and Johni Cerny, co-author of The Source: Guidebook
for American Genealogy, contributed research to the series.
You can watch
several clips on the show’s website, including this extended preview: