Thursday, January 01, 2015

GENEALOGY ROADSHOW RETURNS TO ST. LOUIS

From descendants of the infamous pirate Blackbeard to heroes of the Holocaust, PBS' "Genealogy Roadshow" uncovers family secrets in the series' second season, which premieres Tuesday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m., and airs every Tuesday through Feb. 24.

"Genealogy Roadshow" combines history and science to uncover fascinating stories of diverse Americans. Two of this seasons' episodes were filmed in St. Louis.

Central Library - Tuesday, Jan. 20, 7 p.m.

At St. Louis' historic Central Library, a team of genealogists uncovers fascinating family stories from Missouri's famous gateway city. A mystery writer discovers her mother has hidden a life-changing secret; a woman finds out if she is descended from the infamous pirate Blackbeard; a mother and daughter seek connections to a famous author; and a young man seeks connection to the Mali tribe in Africa.

Union Station - Tuesday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m.

At St. Louis' historic Union Station, a team of genealogists uncovers fascinating family stories from Missouri. A musician hopes to find connections to a famous St. Louis jazz composer; two sisters explore links to a survivor of the legendary Donner party; an Italian-American woman finds out if she is related to Italian royalty; and a school teacher who has all the answers for her students has very few about her own past.

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