Genealogy Roadshow - Netflix
Part detective story, part emotional journey, Genealogy Roadshow combines history and science to uncover the fascinating stories of diverse Americans. Each individual's past links to a larger community history, revealing the rich cultural tapestry of America.
"Genealogy Roadshow"'s premiere season featured participants from four American cities — Nashville, Detroit, San Francisco and Austin — who want to explore unverified genealogical claims, passed down through family history, that may (or may not) connect them to an event or a historical figure. These cities were chosen as American crossroads of culture, diversity, industry and history, with deep pools of potential participants and stories. After participants are chosen, experts in genealogy, history and DNA use family heirlooms, letters, pictures, historical documents and other clues to hunt down more information.
These experts enlist the help of local historians to add color and context to the investigations, ensuring every artifact and every name becomes a clue in solving the mystery. Many answers will be revealed on camera before a local audience, in a historic building relevant to the cities' — and the participants' — histories.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Genealogy Roadshow - CeCe Moore - Netflix
CeCe Moore (born 1969) is a genetic genealogist who has appeared on TV shows such as Finding Your Roots, 20/20, The Doctors, The Dr. Oz Show and CBS This Morning and is the genetic genealogy consultant for Finding Your Roots and Genealogy Roadshow. In addition to her television work, she is known for pioneering the genetic genealogy methodologies used by adoptees and others of unknown origin for identifying biological family. She has helped law enforcement agencies identify suspects in cold murder cases using DNA and genetic genealogy.
Genealogy Roadshow - High profile cases - Netflix
There have been numerous high profile human identification cases in which Moore has been a key player. In 2014, she was the genetic genealogist who worked with the Branum family on the Thomas Ray Lippert University of Utah artificial insemination sperm swap case. Paul Fronczak was a newborn who was kidnapped from his mother's arms by a woman posing as a nurse in a Chicago hospital in 1964 and believed to have been returned to his natural parents in 1966. In 2015, Moore's team of genetic genealogists uncovered the true identity of the man raised as Paul Fronczak. Using the methods Moore developed for birth parent search in adoption, it was discovered that his real name is Jack and he has a missing twin named Jill. In 2015, Moore also led the team that established the true identity of Benjaman Kyle aka William Burgess Powell using the same techniques. In 2004, Kyle was found outside of a Burger King in Georgia; doctors determined he suffered from dissociative amnesia. For 11 years neither Kyle nor law enforcement assisting in his case knew his true identity. He has now reclaimed his legal identity. Moore works extensively with adults who were abandoned as babies to identify their biological identities. The birth parents of California foundling Kayla Tovo were identified through Moore's work, as were the birth parents of the Los Angeles area three half-sibling foundlings who were featured on 20/20 in May 2016, and the birth parents of the Tulsa Fairgrounds foundling “May Belle” aka Amy Cox, as featured on The Dr. Oz Show in October 2016. As the genetic genealogy researcher for the PBS series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., in 2015 Moore made the unexpected discovery that LL Cool J's mother was adopted. Through analysis of his DNA, she was able to identify his biological grandparents and introduce him to his 90-year old biological maternal grandmother. Moore created an incest database and said in 2018 that she had probably the most DNA incest evidence of anybody. She has said that she has sometimes been troubled by her researches into cold murder cases when the perpetrator has lead an exemplary life ever since committing a murder.
Genealogy Roadshow - References - Netflix