July 1, 2016 - The Guardian - "Lin-Manuel Miranda's ancestry is as multifaceted as Hamilton" by David Smith
June 22, 2016 - The Irish Times - "Joe Biden has links to Louth and Mayo, says US genealogist" by Barry Roche
June 21, 2016 - BBC News - "Joe Biden: US Vice President returns to his Irish roots"
June 2016 - Irish America - "Megan Smolenyak - Top 50 Power Women of 2016"
June 9, 2016 - Dundalk Democrat - "Cllr McGahon excited ahead of visit of Vice President Joe Biden" by Shauna McCrudeen
June 1, 2016 - Newsworks/WHYY - "In Philadelphia, finding dignity for bodies left unclaimed" by Bobby Allyn
May 26, 2016 - WNEP - "Forgotten Lives Remembered in Special Funeral Service" by Stacey Lange
April 22, 2016 - NOLA.com - Times-Picayune - "Prince's ties to Louisiana: Ancestry, and a pair of Hurricane Katrina songs" by Chelsea Brasted
April 14, 2016 - Irish Central - "Annie Moore’s cousin reflects on her huge significance among Irish Americans" by Frances Mulraney
April 10, 2016 - The Irish Times - "Annie Moore a symbolic figure for Irish Americans, says relative" by Barry Roche
April 3, 2016 - Irish Central - "Genealogist finds living Irish relatives of first immigrant to pass through Ellis Island" by Sheila Langen
April/May 2016 - Irish America Magazine - Digital Edition [Pages 76 - 78] - "Annie Moore's Long Lost Irish Cousins" by Megan Smolenyak
March 30, 2016 - Megan Smolenyak YouTube Channel - "Annie Moore, 1st to arrive at Ellis Island, serenaded by her Irish cousin, tenor Paul Linehan" by Megan Smolenyak
March 30, 2016 - Irish America - "Celebrating the 2016 Irish America Hall of Fame" by Adam Farley
March 30, 2016 - The New York Times - "A New Verse in the Ballad of Ellis Island's First Immigrant" by Sam Roberts
March 26, 2016 - The Corkman - "Iconic emigré Annie Moore had roots in North Cork"
March 25, 2016 -
The New York Times - "When Washington Met Hollywood: At Lunch With Cory Booker and Susan Sarandon" by Philip Galanes "Coincidentally, Megan did the research for both of their missing ancestors discussed here."
March 18, 2016 - The Irish Times - "Generation saga: Relatives of Annie Moore traced" by Barry Roche
March 11, 2016 - Travel Pulse - "Trend Alert: Is Heritage Travel The Next Big Thing?" by Lisa Iannucci
February 14, 2016 - KildareNow - "Rathangan Community Association hoping to hold a Bruce Springsteen concert in the village"
February 14, 2016 - Independent.ie - "Lilywhites invite 'The Boss' back to his ancestral home" by Claire McCormack
February 11, 2016 - Leinster Leader - "Bruce Springsteen welcome to visit his Rathangan roots during Irish tour"
January 6, 2016 - The News Gazette - "Illinois Ancestors: Apply for genealogical research grant" by Joan Griffis
October 18, 2015 - Independent.ie - "He's born in the USA - but Bruce's people are Lilywhites" by Claire McCormack
October 11, 2015 - Commercial News - "'Honoring Our Ancestors' has news for all" by Joan Griffis
June 28, 2015 - The Washington Post - "Medal of Honor recipient’s story finally comes to light" by Cindy Clayton
June 19, 2015 - The Retrospect - "Haddonfield Genealogist Acclaimed for Her Work" by Ethan Stoetzer
June 15, 2015 - The Virginia Pilot - "Medal of Honor recipient's story finally comes to light" by Cindy Clayton
June 11, 2015 - The Washington Post - "How the White House and media got it wrong on Medal of Honor recipient Henry Johnson" by Dan Lamothe
June 8, 2015 - Irish America - "Joseph Robinette "Beau" Biden III Laid to Rest in Delaware" by Matthew Skwiat
April 2015 - Reader's Digest - "13 Secrets Ancestry Trackers Know About Your Family Tree (That You Don’t)" by Michelle Crouch
April 21, 2015 - The Times of London - "Hillary's family tree traced to the valleys" by Will Pavia
April 21, 2015 - Daily Mail - "The road to the White House...which began 160 years ago in Ystradyfodwg: Ancestry expert traces Hillary's roots to impoverished mining family from tiny parish in the Welsh Valleys" by Claire Carter
April 20, 2015 - South Wales Evening Post - "Hillary Clinton's great gran was from the valleys! US presidential candidate's Welsh roots revealed"
April 16, 2015 - PolitiFact - "In Iowa, Hillary Clinton claims 'all my grandparents' came to the U.S. from foreign countries" by Katie Sanders
April 14, 2015 - The Times-Tribune - "Genealogist helps Lackawanna County find next of kin for unclaimed dead" by Kyle Wind
February 5, 2015 - Yahoo News - "Brothers' Amazing Reunion After Nearly 60 Years" by Jennifer O'Neill
February 5, 2015 - Deseret News - "African-American genealogy: Researchers share stories of joy, fulfillment" by Trent Toone
February 3, 2015 - Amazon - "Journeys Home: Inspiring Stories, Plus Tips and Strategies to Find Your Family History" by Andrew McCarthy. Megan gives genealogical advice in the closing chapter of this book.
February 2, 2015 - Irish Independent - "Friends and countrymen, lend me your (jug) ears ..." by Claire McCormack
February 1, 2015 - NewsTalk - "Look familiar? Photo of Barack Obama's Irish relatives uncovered" by Jack Quann
January/February 2015 - Salt Magazine - "Discovering 'Who Do You Think You Are?'" by Kathleen L. Norman
January/February 2015 - Family Tree Magazine - "Heirloom Homecomings" PDF format [Pages 8-9] by Sunny Jane Morton
December 20, 2014 - Irish Central - "Historic photograph of Obama’s Irish ancestor is discovered" by Sheila Langan
Photo Credit: Merlyn White
December 2014/January 2015 - Irish America MagazineDigital Edition [Pages 94 - 95] - "Songs for the Ancestors" by Mary Pat Kelly
November 16, 2014 - Jezebel - "How to Avoid Dying Alone With No One to Claim Your Body" by Tracy Moore
Photo Credit: Jezebel
November 9, 2014 - The LA Times - "At LA County cemetery, unclaimed dead await a final resting place" by Jon Schleuss
Photo Credit: Genaro Molina | Los Angeles Times
October 25, 2014 - The Virginian-Pilot - "The 'Happy' genealogy of Pharrell Williams" by Cindy Clayton
Photo Credit: Luis Vilches | The Virginian-Pilot
August 2, 2014 - The Post Standard - Syracuse, NY - "Isabel Wilkerson on 'The Decision 2' and LeBron James: Celebrating a 'reverse-reverse-migration'" by Sean Kirst
June 2014 - Parent & Child Magazine - "Discover Your Family History — Easy advice to help you start exploring your family's past" by Caitlin Ultimo
May/June 2014 - American Spirit Magazine - "Home Again: Returning orphaned heirlooms to their families" by Anne Morrissy
To read the full article in PDF format, click the American Spirit Magazine cover image.
American Spirit, the magazine of the Daughters of the American Revolution. www.dar.org, Copyright 2014.
January 6, 2016 - NPR, Morning Edition - "DNA Testing Provides Shortcut To Trace Family History" with Megan Smolenyak
November 12, 2014 -
The Kim Power Stilson Show - "Kim talks with Megan Smolenyak, a genealogical adventurer and storyteller who loves solving mysteries, making unexpected discoveries and pushing the boundaries of conventional genealogy."
Photo Credit: The Kim Powers Stilson Show
June 16, 2013 - RTE Radio - "With Michelle Obama and her daughters visiting these shores, genealogist Megan Smolenyak tells us about tracing Michelle (and Barack)'s roots" with Marian Finucane
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December 6, 2012 - Blog Talk Radio - "Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing with Megan Smolenyak" by Marian Pierre-Louis of Fieldstone Common
April 2, 2012 - 89.3 KPCC NPR - "1940 census is available online today" by Patt Morrison
March 30, 2012 - Ask Tami - "America Your Roots are Showing with Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak" with Tamara Patzer
June 20, 2011 - Blog Talk Radio - "Obama Genealogies, Megan Smolenyak - Your Ancestors Stories" by Jane E. Wilcox
April 11, 2011 - Irish Radio Network USA - "Famed US Genealogist Megan Smolenyak" - President Obama is expected to arrive in Ireland on May 23 to visit Moneygall, where his 3rd great-grandfather, Falmouth Kearney, hailed from. His family roots were discovered by Megan who also traced the real Annie Moore! - with Adrian Flannelly
February 4, 2011 - BlogTalkRadio - "Your Ancestors Want Their Stories To Be Told" - by Jane E. Wilcox
December 17, 2010 - Irish Fireside - "Discovering Your Irish Roots...Annie Moore, Barrack Obama and You" by Corey Taratuta
May 13, 2010 - Voice of America - "TV, Internet Inspire Americans to Search for Ancestors" by Susan Logue Koster
March 10, 2010 - - MPR News - "The genealogy craze". Guests: Megan Smolenyak - genealogist. Her new book is "Who Do You Think You Are?: The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family History." The Internet and DNA testing are enabling amateur and professional genealogists to trace family lines back hundreds of years. These tools, combined with a growing interest in our roots, are leading many people to investigate their family history.