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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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