Each episode of Genealogy Roadshow shows the results of researching family trees of a number of guests. Unlike most other genealogy television programs, Genealogy Roadshow guests are not well-known celebrities. Instead, they are folks like you and me. Most of the guests are interested in confirming family stories they heard when growing up. A few want to find out more about their ancestry, often after being raised in dysfunctional families or when a family seemed to "hush up" some event of two or three generations ago.
Genealogy Roadshow is hosted by two well-known and respected professional genealogists: Kenyatta Berry and Josh Taylor. They are backed up by a team of professional researchers, led by Jean Wilcox Hibben. Jean and her crew never appear on camera, however.