A New Leaf - Shorts

A New Leaf - Shorts

Follow everyday people on the cusp of key life inflection points, using family history, genealogy and sometimes DNA analysis to help guide them on their journey of self‑discovery. Along the way, viewers will learn about different cultures as our featured guest uncovers new information about their family's heritage. Each week, "A New Leaf" will teach viewers the importance of appreciating and understanding their family history in order to make important decisions and enact positive changes in their lives.

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A New Leaf - Shorts
  • Coming of Age

    Single mom Allison Bluestein decides to put together a book of family history in honor of her son's bar mitzvah; Daisy Fuentes helps Allison fill in the gaps on her family tree and reveal everything she's learned to her son and their family.

  • A Commitment to Family Histories

    Newlyweds John and Peter want to present each other with more knowledge about their families' similar Greek histories; they discover fascinating common threads in their grandfathers' stories and share them with loved ones at a wedding celebration.

  • Father and Son Family Tree

    Nine-year-old Remy and his dad, Steve, team up to create a family tree for Remy's school project and search all the way back to the Mayflower; they learn that they're related to some fascinating people who achieved remarkable things.

  • New Baby and New Family History

    Jessica is eager to choose a name with family meaning for her first baby, and her search into the roots of her family history uncovers her ancestors' experience through Ellis Island - and a few inspired baby names to share at the gender reveal party.

  • A Family Loss

    After the sudden loss of his mother, Craig Victor vowed to learn more about his family tree. With Daisy Fuentes' help, Craig discovers new information about his ancestors, and can't wait to share with his family, who Daisy has secretly flown in!

  • A Golden Family Anniversary

    Heidi Ashcraft wants to honor her 50th wedding anniversary with husband Daniel by sharing her family history with her children, but lacks information because her mother was adopted; with Daisy's help, Heidi learns about her surprising Swedish roots.

  • Finding the Funny In Family

    Stand-up comedian Anthony and his wife Jasmine want to start a family, but Anthony doesn't know much of his family history; his search uncovers incredible details about his Southern ancestors.

  • A Dedication To Dance

    College student Nadia needs to choreograph a dance audition for graduate school; she wants to incorporate her African American ancestry, but needs help with the details.

  • Saint's Arrival

    Wanting to share family stories with her new grandson, Saint, first-time grandmother Sylvia discover her father's African-American heritage and learns about her ancestors' lives in the years after slavery was abolished