"Genealogy Roadshow" goes to Austin, TX

Sep 20, 2013

In the Lone Star State capital, the GENEALOGY ROADSHOW team finds secrets involving some of Texas’ favorite subjects: football, politics and home-state pride. In the historic Driskill Hotel, an African-American Heisman Trophy winner and NFL Hall of Famer uncovers a surprising family history of land ownership, an uncommon occurrence for Blacks in 1920s Texas. A North Texas woman learns of her ancestor’s Civil War affiliation and the tragedy it wrought. A family tie to two Texas governors – 140 years apart – surprises one guest, while a Latino-American woman celebrates newfound bonds to her faith and state.

"Genealogy Roadshow" airs on Monday, October 14th at 8:00 p.m. on channels 3 and 3-1.

Materials that helped participants uncover their family’s genealogical history and secrets.