Extreme Measures for Survival

Cynthia Nixon discovers an ancestor who resorted to extreme measures to save her children -- and herself -- from harm.

Extreme Measures for Survival

Extreme Measures for Survival
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Cynthia Nixon discovers an ancestor who resorted to extreme measures to save her children -- and herself -- from harm.

A Legitimate Birth

A Legitimate Birth
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Melissa Etheridge's ancestor Charlotte weds the father of her first child, born out of wedlock, and has another child with him...just six months after the legal union.

From Great Wealth to Despairing Poverty

From Great Wealth to Despairing Poverty
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As Melissa Etheridge learns more about her successful, wealthy ancestors, she asks a historian how a family can go from having it all to having nothing within a matter of generations

Melissa Etheridge Discovers Her French Roots

Melissa Etheridge Discovers Her French Roots
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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.

The Nation's First Civil War

The Nation's First Civil War
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As Bill Paxton uncovers facts about his ancestor's role in the American Revolution, he also learns a surprising history lesson.

Jockeying for Position

Jockeying for Position
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Studying the annals of southwest Virginia, Bill Paxton surmises how his ancestor, Benjamin Sharp, became such a powerful force in government.

Bill Paxton Finds a War Hero in His Family

Bill Paxton Finds a War Hero in His Family
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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.

The Worst Revolution in Honduran History

The Worst Revolution in Honduran History
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America Ferrera learns that her great-grandfather was involved in a revolt against the president he helped put in office.

Pictures With America's Dad

Pictures With America's Dad
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America Ferrera and her sister look at old family photos and share memories of their dad, who left when she was just eight.

America Ferrera Follows Her Roots to Honduras

America Ferrera Follows Her Roots to Honduras
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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.

Tony Goldwyn Descends From Political Activists

Tony Goldwyn Descends From Political Activists
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Tony Goldwyn follows his maternal lineage and discovers politically active ancestors who championed women's rights.

Why Champion the Seduction Act?

Why Champion the Seduction Act?
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Tony Goldwyn's 3 times great-grandparents were political activists behind the Seduction Act. He learns why this legislation was so important to them.

Before the Panama Canal Existed

Before the Panama Canal Existed
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Tony Goldwyn's 3 times great-grandmother traveled from New York to Oregon by crossing through Panama. Watch as he learns more about her journey.

Sean Hayes Finds Generations of Family Squabbles

Sean Hayes Finds Generations of Family Squabbles
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Determined to unravel the mysteries of his father's lineage, actor Sean Hayes finds multiple generations of family strife.

Tony Goldwyn Explores Politically Active Ancestors

Tony Goldwyn Explores Politically Active Ancestors
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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.

Deliberately Designed to Be Bleak

Deliberately Designed to Be Bleak
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Sean Hayes tours the Irish prison where his great-grandfather spent time. To call it bleak is an understatement.

Hayes Family Squabbles

Hayes Family Squabbles
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Sean Hayes consults an old newspaper to learn more about the assault accusations between Patrick Hayes Senior and Patrick Junior.

I Would Emigrate to Anywhere

I Would Emigrate to Anywhere
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Sean Hayes learns the problems his great-grandfather faced and why he was desperate to leave Ireland.

He Just Got on a Boat

He Just Got on a Boat
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Sean Hayes explores his great-grandfather's intentions for coming to the U.S. and his quest for citizenship.

Sean Hayes Follows His Estranged Father's History

Sean Hayes Follows His Estranged Father's History
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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.

Angie Harmon Finds the Source of Her Resilience

Who Do You Think You Are

Angie Harmon Finds the Source of Her Resilience

Angie Harmon traces her ancestry back to a German immigrant who joined the U.S. military.

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Angie Harmon Finds the Source of Her Resilience

Angie Harmon Finds the Source of Her Resilience
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Angie Harmon traces her ancestry back to a German immigrant who joined the U.S. military.

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