Genealogy Roadshow

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Discover techniques for helping your students connect to history through their own personal family stories with these resources from the PBS program Genealogy Roadshow.

Resources include an introduction to genealogical research from two prominient genealogists, clips from the show demonstrating how personal stories connect to larger events in history, and brief historical introductions to key people, places, and events in U.S. and world history.

  • Discovering Your Genealogy

    Kenyatta Berry and Joshua Taylor, Genealogy Roadshow's experts, offer some advice for researching your own family's genealogy.

    Grades: 6-13+
  • Meet Genealogist Kenyatta Berry

    This clip from Genealogy Roadshow introduces genealogist Kenyatta Berry and provides an overview of genealogical research focusing on slave genealogy. Berry describes the importance of genealogy for providing an emotional connection to the past.

    Grades: 6-13+
  • Meet Genealogist Joshua Taylor

    This clip from Genealogy Roadshow introduces genealogist Joshua Taylor and provides an overview of genealogical research. Taylor describes how he became interested in genealogy, and the joys of unlocking family mysteries.

    Grades: 6-13+

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