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Noted Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has been helping people discover long-lost relatives hidden for generations within the branches of their family trees. Professor Gates utilizes a team of genealogists to reconstruct the paper trail left behind by our ancestors and the world’s leading geneticists to decode our DNA and help us travel thousands of years into the past to discover the origins of our earliest forebears.

Series Cast

  1. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    Self - Host

    76 Episodes

  2. CeCe Moore

    Self - Genetic Genealogy Expert

    7 Episodes

  3. Alan Dershowitz

    Alan Dershowitz


    2 Episodes

  4. Tony Kushner

    Tony Kushner


    2 Episodes

  5. Anderson Cooper

    Anderson Cooper


    2 Episodes

  6. Derek Jeter

    Derek Jeter


    2 Episodes

  7. Tina Fey

    Tina Fey


    2 Episodes

  8. Angela Bassett

    Angela Bassett


    2 Episodes

  9. Sally Field

    Sally Field


    2 Episodes

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Current Season

Season 7

2021 | 10 Episodes

Season 7 of Finding Your Roots premiered on January 19, 2021.

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Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots


Status Returning Series


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Type Documentary

Original Language English


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