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Share your family story!
Each week we’ll announce an episode theme and call for YOUR stories to be posted on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #FindingYourRoots.
View the episode themes below and follow along as we share our fan favorites!
 

Episode 1: The Stories We Tell | Premieres Tuesday, January 5 at 8pm
Ever uncovered a family mystery? Guests Donna Brazile and Kara Walker have.
 

Episode 2: The Irish Factor | Premieres Tuesday, January 12 at 8pm
Do you have Irish roots? Guests Soledad O’Brien and Bill O’Reilly do.
 

Episode 3: In Search of Freedom | Premieres Tuesday, January 19 at 8pm
In what ways are you proud of your family legacy? Guests Maya Rudolph and Keenan Ivory Wayans explore their history.
 

Episode 4: Tragedy+Time=Comedy | Premieres Tuesday, January 26 at 8pm
Did your ancestors ever turn to humor in the face of sorrow? Guest Bill Hader uncovers his roots.
 

Episode 5: Visionaries | Premieres Tuesday, February 2 at 8pm
Are you the descendant of someone whose innovation helped shape our times? Guest Richard Branson explores his ancestry.
 

Episode 6: War Stories | Premieres Tuesday, February 9 at 8pm
Do you have a family legacy of military history? Guests Julianne Moore and John McCain share theirs.
 

Episode 7: Family Reunions | Premieres Tuesday, February 16 at 8pm
How much do you know about your family history? Have you ever traced your heritage like the guests on Finding Your Roots?
 

Episode 8: The Pioneers | Premieres Tuesday, February 23 at 8pm
Do you have a family story about creative bravery and activism? Guest Gloria Steinem does.
 

Episode 9: The Long Way Home | Premieres Tuesday, March 1 at 8pm
Did your family travel from across the world to find their home? Guests Azar Nafisi and Lidia Bastianich discover their ancestors.
 

Episode 10: Maps of Stars | Premieres Tuesday, March 8 at 7:30pm
What obstacles did your ancestors overcome to find success? Guest Mia Farrow shares.
 

Share your family story and a photo on Facebook and Twitter using #FindingYourRoots.

 

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Watch Clips

See Maya Lin on Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Julianna Margulies learns about the origins of her last name on Finding Your Roots.
Sean Combs learns that his great-great grandfather, whose father was free, was a slave.