Lisa Ling’s Sister Laura Discovers the Hero’s Legacy in their Past | Finding Your Roots

by Ancestry® Team

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Lisa Ling’s sister Laura learns the harrowing details behind their grandmother’s journey to America, and how another ancestor beat the odds to become a village hero on PBS’s Finding Your Roots.

In December of 1941, Japan invaded Hong Kong. Lisa’s father was five-years-old. He and his younger sister, along with their mother soon found themselves trapped inside the city–about to experience the full horrors of war.

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