Regardless of ethnicity, when you dabble in family history, you’re likely to hit a wall. And if you’re African American, the “wall” you hit is almost guaranteed to be triggered by slavery. However, on Friday night’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? actor Blair Underwood’s search demonstrates exactly why it’s always worth looking anyway – even when you think you’ll never get past what seems like an impossible research hurdle. Because, as Blair finds out, there are alternative record sources and technologies like DNA testing, that may help connect back to family in all new ways.
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