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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. as Self - Host

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    Self - Host

    106 Episodes

  2. CeCe Moore

    Self - Genetic Genealogy Expert

    7 Episodes

  3. Derek Jeter as Self

    Derek Jeter


    2 Episodes

  4. Anderson Cooper as Self

    Anderson Cooper


    2 Episodes

  5. Tom Colicchio as Self

    Tom Colicchio


    2 Episodes

  6. Angela Bassett as Self

    Angela Bassett


    2 Episodes

  7. Valerie Jarrett as Self

    Valerie Jarrett


    2 Episodes

  8. Alan Dershowitz as Self

    Alan Dershowitz


    2 Episodes

  9. Tony Kushner as Self

    Tony Kushner


    2 Episodes

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Current Season

Season 10

2024 • 10 Episodes

Season 10 of Finding Your Roots premiered on January 2, 2024.

"Viewers Like You"

(10x10, April 9, 2024)

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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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