Episode 1: Grandparents and Other Strangers

Premiered Tuesday, January 8 at 8/7c

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actor Andy Sambergand author George R. R. Martin answer some family mysteries when DNA detective work uncovers new branches of their family trees. The DNA analysis upends family history and reveals new relatives.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps Andy Samberg and George R. R. Martin answer family mysteries.
Andy Samberg | My Mother's Parents

Andy Samberg | My Mother's Parents

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actor Andy Samberg answer some family mysteries.

George R. R. Martin | My Grandmother

George R. R. Martin | My Grandmother

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps author George R. R. Martin answer some family mysteries.

George R. R. Martin | Italian Roots

George R. R. Martin | Italian Roots

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps author George R. R. Martin answer some family mysteries.

More About The Guests Featured In This Episode

Season 5 Finding Your Roots

 

Season 5 

Discover the surprising ancestral stories of 25 fascinating guests, including Marisa Tomei, Felicity Huffman, Laura Linney, S. Epatha Merkerson, Michael K. Williams, Andy Samberg, Chloe Sevigny, Kal Penn, George R.R. Martin, Christiane Amanpour, Ann Curry, Joe Madison, Lisa Ling, Sheryl Sandberg, Seth Meyers, Michael Strahan and more in season five of Finding Your Roots. Learn more here.

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