Finding Your Roots Screening

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Online Screening & Live Discussion

Are you interested in uncovering your family history? Join us for tips on using Erie County Public Library’s Heritage Room genealogy resources, plus a live (online) chat with library staff, excerpts from the new season of Finding Your Roots – and the premiere of WQLN’s “My Ancestor” videos featuring the fascinating family history of local folks!

FREE online screening and talk
Wednesday, October 14 at 6pm
on OVEE

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About the Program


Tuesdays at 8pm, October 13, 2020, through January 12, 2021, on WQLN PBS.

The sixth season of FINDING YOUR ROOTS features fascinating new guests who are game-changers in their fields, with family histories that illustrate the power and diversity of the human experience. Among them are groundbreaking director Jordan Peele, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, acclaimed journalist Norah O’Donnell, and legendary fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg. Some of the guests whose stories we will revisit this season include actor Julianne Moore, radio talk show host Joe Madison; and celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich. At the center of it all, guiding every discovery, is host and executive producer Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.

Presented in partnership with

  • Erie County Public Library
  • Erie County Historical Society


Major corporate support for FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR., Season Six, is provided by Ancestry, Johnson & Johnson, and AT&T. Major support is also provided by the Ford Foundation, Candace King Weir, and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.