Hallmark Mysteries

Genealogist Sophie McClaren and childhood friend, Doctor Jackson, use their expertise in genealogy and medicine to uncover lost and hidden family members in Family History Mysteries.

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Family History Mysteries


Janel Parrish, Family History Mysteries on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
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Janel Parrish


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Niall Matter



Buffalo, New York

"I have lots of family trees to shake and no one's gonna shake 'em but me."

Movie #1: Buried Past

Hallmark Mystery Family History Mysteries Buried Past
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Genealogist Sophie McClaren excels at uniting families. When her dear friend Jonathan faces a critical need for a bone marrow donor, the situation becomes deeply personal.

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Sophie exudes a professional demeanor as the owner of Genealogy Detective Business, reflected in her serious style. She can often be seen sporting trench coats and long, flowy pants during her sleuthing escapades.

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