March 1, 2013
Tracing Your Roots: A blues singer thinks he is descended from Lincoln's mom; his daughter seeks advice.
February 22, 2013
Tracing Your Roots: Search the records of the Freedmen's Bureau kept by the National Archives.
February 13, 2013
Tracing Your Roots: What to look for in antebellum documents in your family tree search.
February 8, 2013
Tracing Your Roots: Help is needed to find the family link to a 19th-century head of state.
February 6, 2013
Tracing Your Roots: A reader's hunt for 19th-century records halts with the fire-damaged 1890 poll.
February 1, 2013
Tracing Your Roots: We kick off our genealogy column with tips for finding Native American ancestry.
July 20, 2011
In an episode of African American Lives 2 that aired in 2008, the Olympic gold medalist talked about the hurt and pain the older women in her family carried with them.
May 31, 2011
The Root's editor-in-chief, Henry Louis Gates Jr., introduces our Roots section, where you can get advice on researching your family history.
May 31, 2011
In an episode of African-American Lives that originally aired on PBS in 2009, Tina Turner learns about her family's origins as sharecroppers.
May 26, 2011
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s passion for genealogy manifested itself in four PBS series. It brought such enormous satisfaction that we at The Root wanted to perform a public service and help the readers find their roots as well. Send your questions to tracingyourroots.com.
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