documentary series
Jun 20, 2022

Pharell Williams Discovers Family Roots in Ancestry Series

In a serious and incredible turn of events Pharrell Williams went on Ancestry’s Finding Your Roots series which connects your present with ancestors from your past.

The episode opens with Pharrell Williams reading the words of his great-great-Aunt who participated in an oral history, which was written down in a program by the federal government to preserve the experiences and histories of freed slaves. You can watch the entire emotional and surprising video below.

Bringing together science and self-discovery, Ancestry helps everyone, everywhere discover the story of what led to them. Ancestry’s Finding Your Roots series uses sophisticated engineering and technology that harnesses family history and consumer genomics, combining billions of rich historical records and millions of family trees to over 10 million and counting to provide people with deeply meaningful insights about who they are and where they come from.