Finding Your Roots

Jeff Daniels Ancestors Testified in the Salem Witch Trials

Clip: Season 9 Episode 2 | 7m 37s  | Video has closed captioning.

Jeff Daniels discovers his 8th great grandfather Captain Thomas Chandler, testified against Samuel Wardwell during the Salem Witch Trials, eventually sending him and multiple others to their death.

Aired: 01/10/23

Rating: NR

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Finding Your Roots: Season Nine

A new season of Finding Your Roots premieres January 3, 2023 8/7c! Tune in for all-new episodes as renowned scholar Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. guides influential guests into their roots, uncovering deep secrets, hidden identities and lost ancestors.

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