8:30pm Friday, August 31 on Prime
Rosie lost her mother when she was only 10 years-old and wants to reconnect with her by tracing her roots. Her journey takes her first to Jersey City and New York, where she uncovers the tragic story of her great grandfather’s mysterious first wife. Back on the trail of her mother’s Irish heritage, she discovers that her family came from Ireland to the U.S. via Canada. In Ireland, Rosie discovers that her ancestors survived the Potato Famine but that harsh poverty drove them to seek refuge in a local workhouse. While there, they were saved by a benefactor who arranged passage for the truly needy to a new life in the New World.