Episode 1 - Vanessa Williams: The actress traces her ancestry which directs her to South Carolina where she uncovers a familial connection to the Civil War's Union Army.
Episode 2 - Tim McGraw: The country singer and actor researches his father's ancestry and discovers a link to descendants who were among America's first settlers and a connection to George Washington.
Episode 3 - Rosie O'Donnell: The talk show host focuses on her late mother's life. Her familial sleuthing directs her to Jersey City, N.J., and then to Ireland, where she uncovers various hardships faced by her family.
Episode 4 - Kim Cattrall: The Sex and The City star searches for answers about her grandfather, who abandoned the family when Kim's mother was only eight. Before long, she uncovers a haunting truth and forges enriching connections with the women in her family.
Episode 5 - Lionel Richie: The singer charts his family history by focusing on his maternal grandmother's ancestry. Determined to solve mysteries surrounding her father Richie takes an investigative voyage from Alabama to Nashville and Chattanooga, ultimately digging up a connection to the dawning days of the civil-rights movement.
Episode 6 - Steve Buscemi: The actor delves into his family tree to unearth information about possible rogues and rebels in his genealogy. His quest takes him to Philadelphia and Virginia, as he puts the focus on the secrets of his great-great-grandfather.
Episode 7 - Gwyneth Paltrow: The actress traces her father's family to a remarkable Rabbi in Eastern Europe. She also digs up family-tree roots on her mother's side and unearths an ancestral connection to the island of Barbados.
Episode 8 - Ashley Judd: The actress zeros in on her colourful paternal great-grandmother and digs up genealogical connections to the Union Army and America's first settlers.