Finding your Roots

Finding your Roots

Season 2

DVD - 2014
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. finds out who we are and where we come from.
Publisher: [S.l.] : PBS Distribution, [2014]
ISBN: 9781627890946
1627890947
Branch Call Number: DVD 929.1072 FINDING
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (600 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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IndyPL_KateC Mar 31, 2019

Checking out the DVD for Season 2 was an enjoyable way to watch the episodes I had not seen since they originally aired on PBS in the Fall of 2014. As someone interested in genealogical research and history, I have been a big fan of Henry Louis Gates’ PBS show "Finding Your Roots" for several years. Professor Gates has a tremendous talent for bringing history to life through the remarkable lives and stories of his celebrity guests’ ancestors. In Season 2, he included interviews with professional genealogists, historians, and a genetic genealogist to enrich the viewer’s understanding of the process of genealogical research. Many episodes were quite moving emotionally when guests were given the identities of unknown ancestors who had been subjected to slavery, oppression, or war.

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maipenrai
Dec 24, 2018

I really enjoyed the discoveries in the histories of the individuals selected for the show. It was especially joyful for African Americans who found out information about relatives who were former / actual slaves since records were often not kept concerning "property" as opposed to "human beings". Not surprisingly it is often difficult to trace European Jewish roots. It was particularly interesting to learn that Greek heritage is difficult to find because of repeated occupation of the country. Highly recommend the series. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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RescueDog
May 30, 2018

I just love these shows. I wish I were famous so that Henry Louis Gates Jr. would do me on one of his shows! He must have a cast of thousands of research assistants to find so much interesting stuff.

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BeccaG98
Feb 23, 2016

Every single person, celebrity or not, has their own story and their ancestors' stories are fascinating. Well done series.

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IV27HUjg
Dec 21, 2014

Fantastic series, excellent content, deep research.

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