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Michaela Pereira's 'Roots'

Updated 2:57 PM ET, Tue October 14, 2014
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Here is CNN's Michaela Pereira when she was 1 year old in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Pereira has two family trees. The one she knows well belongs to her adoptive, Canadian parents. The other, less understood one is rooted in the place her ancestors came from, St. James Parish in Jamaica. Courtesy of Michaela Pereira
As a 9-year-old, Pereira and her sisters visit a conservatory in Edmonton, Alberta. Courtesy Michaela Pereira
Pereira poses with her parents, Doug and Ainslie, for her high school graduation. Courtesy Michaela Pereira
Pereira recently traveled to Montego Bay, Jamaica, to trace her roots. Marlei Martinez
Pereira takes a ride on a boat during her trip to Jamaica. Marlei Martinez
"Loved being out on the water with my new friends Buta, Christian and Devon!" Pereira said. Marlei Martinez
An intimate meal in Jamaica -- plus or minus a few cameras. Marlei Martinez
A "GoPro shot moments after our fearless cameraman, Ken, dodges cars while shooting video!" Pereira said. Marlei Martinez
Pereira shops at the MoBay Craft Market with producer Marlei Martinez, left, and new friend Janet Silvera. Marlei Martinez
"Taking it all in on the last day of our trip," Pereira said. "I feel like this is just the beginning." CNN