“Genealogy Roadshow” Tonight on PBS – “Boston” (Season 3, Episode 5)

The popular PBS show "Genealogy Roadshow" returns tonight with a visit to Boston to solve mysteries related to witch trials and orphan trains.

The new season of the Genealogy Roadshow has started and tonight, Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at 8:00 pm EDT the show travels to Boston with genealogists at Faneuil Hall trying to solve mysteries related to witch trials and orphan trains.

Here is the preview for Episode 5, Boston:

The team travels to Boston, coming face-to-face with the iconic Boston landmark Faneuil Hall and unraveling the haunting mystery of one woman’s ties to the Salem Witch Trials. Another woman seeks to understand her family’s connection to the historic orphan trains; a woman seeks to find out whether the Great Boston Fire of 1872 or the small pox epidemic claimed the lives of one branch of her family tree; for one man, the team researches a link to the founders of Boston; and one woman learns that her family’s remarkable route went from the Caribbean through Ellis Island.

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TLC Renews “Who Do You Think You Are?” and “Long Lost Family” for Additional Seasons

TLC announces the renewal of the hit celebrity genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are? for a 9th season sponsored by Ancestry.com

TLC announced today that the network has ordered additional seasons of the fan favorite series WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? and freshman series LONG LOST FAMILY. The most recent seasons of both series averaged over 1.8M P2+ viewers.

Executive Produced by Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky, the two time Emmy-nominated WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? follows some of today’s most beloved and iconic celebrities as they embark on personal journeys of self-discovery to trace their family trees. The most recent seasons have featured Bryan Cranston, who uncovered an ancestor’s heroic dedication during the Civil War, and Molly Ringwald, who learned about the dangerous conditions her coal-mining ancestors endured.

LONG LOST FAMILY features the highly emotional and touching stories of people who have suffered a lifetime of separation from their family members. The series reunites those separated by adoption, uncovers secrets behind unsolved mysteries, and helps individuals answer lifelong questions. This past season reunited several family members in emotional meetings, including a mother and a daughter who actually worked together and did not realize they were related. The series is hosted by Chris Jacobs and Lisa Joyner, who uniquely share their own stories of adoption while leading others in their own family discoveries.

Ancestry, the leading provider of online family history data and personal DNA testing, is teaming up with TLC again as a sponsor of the upcoming seasons for both series. As part of the sponsorship, Ancestry provides exhaustive family history research to help make discoveries possible on both series.

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? is produced for TLC by Shed Media and Is or Isn’t Entertainment, and is based on an original format created by Wall to Wall Media and Alex Graham. LONG LOST FAMILY is produced for TLC by Shed Media, and is based on the format entitled Find My Family/Spoorloos devised by KRO-NCRV, distributed by Lineup Industries. 

About TLC

Offering remarkably relatable real-life stories without judgment, TLC shares everyday heart, humor, hope, and human connection with programming genres that include fascinating families, heartwarming transformations, and life’s milestone moments. In 2015, TLC was a top 10 cable network with women and had 26 series averaging 1 million P2+ viewers or more.

TLC is a global brand available in more than 92 million homes in the US and 332 million households in 186 markets internationally. A destination online, TLC.com offers in-depth fan sites and exclusive original video content. Fans can also interact with TLC through social media on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and @TLC on Twitter as well as On Demand services, YouTube and mobile platforms. TLC is part of Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers in 220 countries and territories.

“Genealogy Roadshow” Season 3 Episode 4 – Now Available Online

The popular PBS show "Genealogy Roadshow" returns tonight with a special {favorite stories" episode cover the past three seasons!

If you missed last night’s episode of Genealogy Roadshow entitled Our Favorite Stories, you can view it below or at the PBS website by clicking here.

Genealogy Roadshow presents a special “best of” episode reviewing favorite stories over the past three seasons!

Don’t forget to tune in on Tuesday evenings now through Tuesday 28 June – check local listings for exact date and time) when Season 3 of the Genealogy Roadshow visits Albuquerque, Miami, Houston, Boston, Providence and Los Angeles.

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