Finding Your Roots

Melissa Villaseñor Learns Her Great-Grandmother's Lost Story

Clip: Season 8 Episode 5 | 1m 5s  | Video has closed captioning.

Melissa Villaseñor gets emotional reading the 1908 birth record of her great-grandmother, who’s story she knew very little about.

Aired: 02/01/22

Rating: NR

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