How much do you know about your family history? What stories lie buried in your ancestral past? This absorbing series follows determined ancestor-hunters whose discoveries have changed their lives, and reveals today's high-tech methods that can help you embark on your own search for your roots. Susan Applegate put together clues found in her Oregon farmhouse that brought her a new awareness of her pioneer heritage. Rafael Gruber's deep respect for his immigrant ancestors helped him recreate the profound Ellis Island experience. When Carol Krouse's parents both died of cancer, she and her sisters created a family medical tree - what they learned helped save their lives. Meet these and more than a dozen others whose explorations have created extraordinary legacies, and learn how easy it is to begin your own family history search.
Includes: "Looking at Home," "Gathering Family Stories," "Your Medical Heritage," "Getting Started," "Leaving a Legacy," "The Paper Trail," "Census and Military Records," "African-American Research," "Libraries and Archives," and "High-Tech Help."