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Articles
  • November 16, 2014 - Jezebel - "How to Avoid Dying Alone With No One to Claim Your Body" by Tracy Moore
  • How to Avoid Dying Alone With No One to Claim Your BodyPhoto Credit: Jezebel

  • November 9, 2014 - The LA Times - "At LA County cemetery, unclaimed dead await a final resting place" by Jon Schleuss
  • LA County cemetery, unclaimed dead await a final resting placePhoto Credit: Genaro Molina | Los Angeles Times

  • October 25, 2014 - The Virginian-Pilot - "The 'Happy' genealogy of Pharrell Williams" by Cindy Clayton
  • Pharrell WilliamsPhoto 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
    PDF To read the full article in PDF format, click the American Spirit Magazine cover image.
American Spirit Magazine May/June 2014
American Spirit, the magazine of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
www.dar.org, Copyright 2014.
  • April 16, 2014 - The Washington Post - "Slave who helped build Capitol's Statue of Freedom honored with historical marker" by Carol Morello. (outcome of Megan's research on Philip Reed as seen here and in chapter 15 of Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing)
  • March 17, 2014 - Irish Central - "30 Irish Americans making the world a better place" by Sheila Langan
  • March 03, 2014 - Irish Central - "The genealogical detective and champion of our ancestors" by Sheila Langan
  • January 12, 2014 - The Post-Standard - "111-year-old Syracuse Irish woman the longest-living person in Irish history" by Sean Kirst
  • January 9, 2014 - Irish Central - "The longest-lived person ever born in Ireland? Kathleen Snavely, 111, here in greater Syracuse" by Sheila Langan
  • January 1, 2014 - The Modesto Bee - "Century-old remains returned to Ceres family" by Erin Tracy
  • January-February 2014 - The Costco Connection Canada - "Family Tree" by Steve Fisher
  • December 8, 2013 - Wall Street Journal - "Genealogy Grants"
  • December 8, 2013 - Wall Street Journal - "Genealogy Grants"
  • December 2013 - US Airways Magazine - "The Rise of Heritage Travel" by Ivy Lamb
  • November 15, 2013 - The New York Times - "Traveling to Find Your Roots" by Caren Osten Gerszberg
  • October 2013 - The Costco Connection - "Family Tree" by Steve Fisher [includes video link for 'Hey America, Your Roots Are Showing']
The Costco Connection - 'Family Tree' by Steve Fisher
  • September 12, 2013 - Wall Street Journal - "Internet Sleuths on the Hunt for Next of Kin" by Erica E. Phillips
    Read this article in PDF formatPDF
  • July 22, 2013 - Oklahoma City News - "We the People: Oklahoma Historical Society workshop to 'sizzle' with genealogy tips" by Sharon Burns
  • June 26, 2013 - Modern Ghana - "Obamas to confront ancestry on Senegal slave island" by Agence France Presse
  • June 12, 2013 - Independent.ie - "Obama girls booked in for eye-opening visit to the first family's 'homeland'" by Bette Brown
  • June 11, 2013 - International Business Times - "Obama Monument Dedicated To First Lady's Ancestor Toppled, Georgia Police Looking For Vandals" by Zoe Mintz
  • May 19, 2013 - Danville Commercial News - "Networks feature genealogy series" by Joan Griffis
  • April 1, 2013 - Irish Central - "Corrigan Brothers to release new Joe Biden song after President Obama hit" by James O'Shea
  • April 2013 - National Geographic Traveler Magazine - "Return To Your Roots" by Margaret Loftus.
    Read this article in PDF formatPDF
  • March 31, 2013 - Irish Central - "In Focus: Megan Smolenyak - Genealogist" by Molly Muldoon
  • March 28, 2013 - Dundalk Democrat - "Biden to visit Cooley?"
  • March 28, 2013 - Minnesota Public Radio News - "How to plan a genealogical travel adventure" by The Daily Circuit
  • March 13, 2013 - The Kerryman - "A letter from America gets a reply - 29 years on!" by Dónal Nolan
    Read this article in PDF formatPDF
  • March 4, 2013 - National Geographic Travel - "The Road to Discovering Your Roots" by Intelligent Travel
  • February 20, 2013 - Irish Central - "Vice President Joe Biden to be honored in Irish America Hall of Fame — Biden set to be main speaker at annual Irish America event" by Niall O'Dowd
  • February 18, 2013 - Irish Central - "Megan Smolenyak, greatest Irish genealogist on top of her game" by The Gathering Ireland 2013
  • February/March 2013 - Irish America - "Calling Up the Ancestors: Genealogist Megan Smolenyak" by Sheila Langan
    Read this article in Irish America's online Digital Edition [Pages 52-54]
  • January 30, 2013 - The Gathering Ireland - "Master of discoveries: an interview with Megan Smolenyak"
  • January 23, 2013 - The Argus - "Come to Cooley, Joe!"
  • January 18, 2013 - Irish Examiner - "We had a dream ... he's one of us" by Jonathan deBurca Butler
  • January 17, 2013 - Wall Street Journal - "'Grandma Did What?' Digging Up the Roots of Family Lore" by Sue Shellenbarger
  • January 15, 2013 - Wall Street Journal - "When a Genealogy Hobby Digs Up Unwanted Secrets" by Sue Shellenbarger
  • January 10, 2013 - Chicago Tribune - "Obama to use family Bible during swearing-in" by Katherine Skiba
  • January - February 2013 - Hobby Farm Homes Magazine - "Rooting Through History" by Samantha Johnson
    Read this article in PDF formatPDF
  • December 31, 2012 - Philadelphia Inquirer - "Haddonfield genealogist helped Army identify remains of airman killed in 1946" by Joseph A. Gambardello
  • December 25, 2012 - Philadelphia Inquirer - "Bucks airman killed in '46 crash to be laid to rest at last" by Joseph A. Gambardello
  • December 10, 2012 - The Wall Street Journal - "Finding a Few Hundred Cousins" by Anne Tergesen
  • December 2012 - Alaska Airlines Magazine - "Time Travel" by Leslie Forsberg
  • November 19, 2012 - The New York Times - "Storm Jeopardizes Building's Survival After Two Centuries" by Sam Roberts.  Read this article in PDF formatStorm Jeopardizes Building's Survival After Two Centuries
  • October 2012 - Mount Airy News - "Missing airman's remains to return home Friday" by Mondee Tilley
  • September 21, 2012 - ProfNet - "Interesting Expert of the Week, Genealogy Edition" by Maria Perez
  • August 6, 2012 - Woman's World Magazine -"Help me explore my roots!" by Kristina Mastrocola
    Read this article in PDF formatPDF
  • August 4, 2012 - Quad-Cities Online - "Message from the past: Hunters of family history get an unexpected gift" by Laura Anderson Shaw
  • August 2, 2012 - Offaly Independent - "Don't worry Obama is from Offaly, insists genealogist"
  • July 31, 2012 - Dominion of New York - "Obama is a Descendant of Nefertiti & Confucius Too" by Alondra Nelson
  • June/July 2012 - Irish America Magazine - Review of "Hey America, Your Roots Are Showing" by Sheila Langan
    Read this article in PDF formatPDF
  • June 28, 2012 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - "Georgia family's descendents include Michelle Obama" by Bo Emerson
  • May 29, 2012 - The Irish Times - "Obama's cousin loses his job" by Eoghan MacConnell
  • May 20, 2012 - The Atlantic - "Is Elizabeth Warren Native American or What?" by Garance Franke-Ruta
  • May/June 2012 - Arrive Magazine - "Relatively Speaking" by Greg G. Weber
  • April 16, 2012 - CNN - "1940 Census records unlock family mysteries" by Emanuella Grinberg
  • April 3, 2012 - MSNBC - "1940 census: Amid website overload, some report success finding ancestors" by James Eng
  • April 2, 2012 - CNN - "After 72-year wait, 1940 U.S. Census records released online" by Emanuella Grinberg
  • March 26, 2012 - USA Today - "1940 Census opens window on history" by Haya El Nasser
  • March 1, 2012 - Parenting Magazine - "How to Research Your Family Tree" by Elina Bolokhova
  • March 1, 2012 - GenealogyBlog - "A Review of 'Hey, America, Your Roots are Showing'" by Leland Meitzler
  • February 25, 2012 - Roots and Rambles - "What Professional Genealogists Can Learn from Megan" by Marian Pierre-Louis
  • February 24, 2012 - The Daily News Transcript - "Genealogy detective Megan Smolenyak" by DA Kentner
  • February 21, 2012 - Commercial-News - "Researcher's new book garners praise" by Joan Griffis
  • February 14, 2012 - Book Page - "Get connected? We already are!" by Linda Stankard
  • January 30, 2012 - Kirkus Reviews - "Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing - History's mysteries solved by a dogged genealogist"
  • January 1, 2012 - Chicago Tribune - "We're all (likely) related to stars" by Katherine Skiba
    Read this article in PDF formatPDF
  • November 8, 2011 - The Wild Geese - "Connecting the Past and Present: Chatting With Genealogist and Author Megan Smolenyak, Part 2 of 2" by Alannah Ryane
  • November 2, 2011 - The Wild Geese - "'Connecting Across Oceans and Time': Q&A With Celebrity Genealogist Megan Smolenyak" by Alannah Ryane
  • October 30, 2011 - Main Street - "8 Easy Ways to Build Your Family Tree" by Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell
  • October 27, 2011 - Irish Central - "TV show 'Who do you think you are?' prompts spike in genealogy research in Ireland" by Ronan O'Kelly
  • October 3, 2011 - FamilyTree.com - "Who Do You Think You Are? The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family History" by Alice L. Luckhardt
  • September 2011 - Your Family History - PDFPDF - "In the Frame Expert - Megan Smolenyak" as featured in Your Family History magazine.
  • July 27, 2011 - The New York Times - "Mystery Tombstone Finds Its Place of Rest" by Sam Roberts
  • June 10, 2011 - AARP Magazine - "Megan Smolenyak found Obama's Irish ancestry. Now she shares tips for shaking your family tree" by Cate Lineberry
  • June 1, 2011 - Haddonfield Sun - "Digging Up Famous Roots" by Robert Linnehan
  • May 26, 2011 - The Irish Times - "Michelle Obama: the Irish connection" by Daniel Geary
  • May 23, 2011 - ABC News - "President O'Bama's Irish Eyes -- and Ears? -- Smile in Ancestral Hometown" by Stephanie Smith, Jake Tapper and Sunlen Miller
  • May 23, 2011 - The Irish Times - "Locals savour every minute of American dream" by Barry Roche
  • May 23, 2011 - Irish Independent - "Villagers prepare welcome fit for a king"
  • May 23, 2011 - Le Monde - "A Moneygall, Obama renoue avec ses origines irlandaises" by Corine Lesnes
  • May 22, 2011 - USA Today - "Obama's ancestral village rolls out the green carpet" by Richard Wolf
  • May 22, 2011 - CNN.com - "Obama's Irish roots" by Shawna Shepherd and Brianna Keilar
  • May 12, 2011 - 9NEWS.com (Denver) - "Who do you think you are? Tracing your family's roots" by TaRhonda Thomas
  • May 9, 2011 - The Wall Street Journal - "Face to Face With Your Past" by Anne Tergesen
  • May 9, 2011 - The Midland Record - "Obama, Moneygall & The Golden Tickets"
  • May 7, 2011 - Irish Independent - "Yes, we Cannes -- film on president's Irish roots to be shown at festival" - by Ken Sweeney
  • April 27, 2011 - Irish Echo - "Details of Obama visit still unclear" by Susan Falvella Garraty
  • April 27, 2011 - Galway Independent - "California Galway Girl" by Lorraine Murphy
  • April 14, 2011 - Chicago Tribune - "Tombstone touring: Cemeteries offer fascinating look into the past" by Leslie Mann
  • March 31, 2011 - The Tuam Herald - PDFPDF - "Obama researcher traces war hero to Sylane" by Tom Gilmore
  • March 25, 2011 - Marian's Roots and Rambles - "Behind the Scenes at 'Who Do You Think You Are?'" by Marian Pierre-Louis
  • March 24, 2011 - Offaly Libraries - "President Barack Obama: The Moneygall Connection"
  • March 5, 2011 - The Jersey Journal - "With Hudson County as a backdrop, TV chefs, stars learn life lessons from their genealogy" by Daniel Klein
  • March 3, 2011 - Medil Reports - Chicago - "Branching out on the family tree" by Leslie Trew Magraw
  • March 3, 2011 - Marian's Roots and Rambles - "Top Chef Genealogist: Megan Smolenyak" by Marian Pierre-Louis
  • March 2, 2011 - Medil Reports - Chicago - "Who does she think she is?" by Leslie Trew Magraw
  • February 28, 2011 - York News-Times - "Famous genealogist to present program in Stromsburg" by Kate Burke
  • February 1, 2011 - Deseret News - "N.O. archdiocese making historic records available" by Mary Foster
  • January 28, 2011 - Chicago Examiner - "Who Do You Think You Are?" Season 2 Premiere and Companion Book" by Raymond Johnson
  • January 23, 2011 - Scranton Times-Tribune - "The unclaimed keep their secrets in search for next of kin" by Jeremy G. Burton
  • January 3, 2011 - Tonic - "Unclaimed Persons: Genealogists Help Coroners Locate Next-of-Kin" by Josie Raymond
  • December 26, 2010 - The New York Times - "Scholars Say Chronicler of Black Life Passed for White" by Felicia R. Lee
  • November 1, 2010 - American Way - "Relatively Speaking" by Elizabeth Pope
  • October 18, 2010 - The Providence Journal - "Providence library hosts genealogy symposium on Saturday" by Lisa Vernon-Sparks
  • September, 2010 - TeacherVision - "Get Hooked on Your Family History"
  • August 24, 2010 - Irish Central - "New details on oldest living Irishwoman uncovered" by Cathy Hayes
  • August 2010 - Allure - "Insiders' Guide, How to Research Your Family Tree - An Interview With Megan Smolenyak" by Emily Hsieh
  • August 10, 2010 - Irish Examiner - "Annie Moore genealogist at emigrant's Shandon birthplace for first time"
  • August 10, 2010 - (Cork) Evening Echo - "Famous Genealogist Visits Cork"
  • July 13, 2010 - USAToday - "Soldier buried nearly 92 years later" by Patricia Laya
  • July 11, 2010 - CNN - "90 years after his death, remains of World War I soldier found" by Derrick Ho
  • July 8, 2010 - NBC New York - "New York Soldier Missing Since World War I, Finally at Rest" by Hassani Gittens
  • July 7, 2010 - The New York Times - "The Curious Mystery of the Sidewalk Tombstone" by Sam Roberts
  • May 19, 2010 - AARP - Genealogy News - "Genealogy Takes Center Stage on TV" by Elizabeth Pope
  • May 18, 2010 - Martinsville Bulletin - "First lady's family tree has deep roots in Henry County" by Eliza Winston and Martinsville Bulletin - "Register at Bassett center key to Obama research" by Eliza Winston
  • May 18, 2010 - FamilyEducation.com - "Get Hooked on Your Family History" by Erin Dower
  • May 14, 2010 - Herald-Journal (Spartanburg) - "Historian who traced first lady's roots to speak in Spartanburg" by Linda Conley
  • May 13, 2010 - The National Genealogical Society - "Noted Family History Expert Megan Smolenyak Receives Honors from the National Geograpic Society(PDF FilePDF File)
  • May 12, 2010 - The Oklahoman - "TV series companion guide a great resource for genealogy" by Benet Exton
  • May 9, 2010 - New York Magazine - "How Ellis Island's First Immigrant, Annie Moore, Became an American Mystery" by Jesse Green
  • April 26, 2010 - UGO Film and TV - "Susan Sarandon Searches For Grandma on TV Roots Show" by WENN
  • March 14, 2010 - Spot.Us - "Unclaimed Kin in Los Angeles Piling Up" by Liana Aghajanian
  • February 1, 2010 - Sioux City Journal - "Child's tombstone traced to Danbury" by Tim Gallagher
  • January 24, 2010 - San Luis Obispo Tribune - "Genealogy expert Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak to speak at seminar sponsored by the San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society" by Sarah Linn
  • December 30, 2009 - AFP - "Photographs unearthed of first Ellis Island immigrant"
  • December 28, 2009 - The New York Times - "Relatives Say Photos Depict Ellis Island's First Immigrant" by Sam Roberts
  • November 17, 2009 - New York Daily News - "Perfume's heaven scent: New 'Antiquity' fragrances based on DNA of dead celebs" by Nancy Dillon
  • October 11, 2009 - Voice Online - "Michelle Obama's roots traced back to six-year-old slave girl"
  • October 9, 2009 - The Guardian - "Michelle Obama may have white slave-owner ancestor" by Ed Pilkington
  • October 9, 2009 - Irish Times - "White slave-owner roots of Michelle Obama unearthed" by Lara Marlowe
  • October 9, 2009 - Daily Mail Online - "White 'slave-owner' roots of Michelle Obama revealed" by Paul Thompson and Wil Longbottom
  • October 8, 2009 - Reuters - "Genealogist unearths first lady's family tree back to 1850" by David Alexander
  • October 8, 2009 - PBS News Hour - "Michelle Obama's Ancestry Reveals Intriguing Slave Tale" transcript and video
  • October 8, 2009 - New York Daily News - "First Lady Michelle Obama's family tree traces road from slavery to White House: report" by Lauren Johnston
  • October 8, 2009 - BBC News - "US first lady 'slave roots' found"
  • October 7, 2009 - New York Times - "In First Lady's Roots, a Complex Path From Slavery" by Rachel L. Swarns and Jodi Kantor
  • October 7, 2009 - Chicago Breaking News - "Genealogist traces Michelle Obama's roots" by Katherine Skiba
  • September 3, 2009 - The Spokesman Review - "High Noon: Genealogy Buffs To Meet"
  • May 16, 2009 - Tuscaloosa News - "DNA research finally confirms 'Roots' author's ties to Alabama" by Michael E. Palmer
  • April 7, 2009 - USA Today - "DNA testing: 'Roots' author Haley rooted in Scotland, too" by Rita Rubin
  • March 24, 2009 - The Post and Courier - "Charleston connection to bronze cast: Statue of Freedom by Wevonneda Minis" (watch ABC News video about Philip Reed)
  • February 3, 2009 - San Diego Union-Tribune - "Answers found in county push to identify the nameless dead" by David Hasemyer (featuring a case researched by Unclaimed Persons)
  • January 20, 2009 - New York Times - "A Portrait of Change: Nation's Many Faces in Extended First Family" by Jodi Kantor
  • January/February 2009 - Ancestry - "Unclaimed Persons"
    PDF Read this article in PDF format
  • December 2008/January 2009 - Irish America - "A New Dawn in American Politics"
    PDF Read this article in PDF format
  • December 2008/January 2009 - Irish America - "A Celtic Cross for Annie Moore"
    PDF Read this article in PDF format
  • November/December 2008 - Ancestry Magazine - "The Quest for Obama's Irish Roots"
  • October 15, 2008 - The Irish Echo - "Annie's Place" by Ray O'Hanlon
  • October 13, 2008 - Irish Times - "Ellis Island's first immigrant honoured" by Lucy Kennedy
  • October 8, 2008 - The Irish Echo - "Annie's Day" by Ray O'Hanlon
  • October 8, 2008 - Newsweek - "The Man Who Would Be King" by Kurt Soller
  • October 8, 2008 - Reuters UK - "Palin may be related to Princess Diana and Roosevelt" by Ellen Wulfhorst
  • October 7, 2008 - USA Today - "Texan is Washington's kin, and could've been king" by Michelle Roberts
  • October 5, 2008 - Cleveland Plain Dealer - "Presidential candidate Obama has Irish kin in southern Ohio" by Margaret Bernstein (includes PDF download of Obama's Family Tree)
  • October 1, 2008 - Newsweek - "O'Bama? Why Irish Eyes are Smiling" by Carl Sullivan
  • September 2008 - Irish Times - "Four Green Fields" (about 2008 U.S. elections)
  • September 2008 - Ancestry Magazine - "The Man (or Woman) Who Would Be King"
  • August 29, 2008 - AFP - Google News - "Obama, Biden descended from Irish cobblers: researcher"
  • August 13, 2008 - Irish Echo Online - "Annie will finally get her marker"
  • June 2008 - North and South Magazine - "Barking up the Family Tree" by Stacey Anyan
    PDF Read this article in PDF format
  • July 2, 2008 - The Times-Picayune - "Expert has riveting take on genealogy"
  • March 14, 2008 - US Weekly - "It's All Relative - Famous Family Trees"
    PDF Read this article in PDF format
  • February 27, 2008 - ABC News - "Genealogy: Digging Into Your Roots" by Eleanor Hong
  • February 4, 2008 - The Press-Enterprise - "Genealogist to speak in Hemet" by Erica Shen
  • October 30, 2007 - New York Daily News - "Barack Obama camp elects not to use Brad Pitt"
  • October 28, 2007 - New York Post - "Cousins by Dozens"
  • September 29, 2007 - Des Moines Register - "Event brings hunter of family history" - Pay to View Archive article
  • May 13, 2007 - The Washington Post - "Tiny Irish Village Is Latest Place to Claim Obama as Its Own" by Mary Jordan
  • May 3, 2007 - Irish Times - "Moneygall is Offaly pleased with Obama connection" by Mark Rodden
  • March 21, 2007 - BBC News - "Black roots seekers face hurdles" by Richard Allen Greene
  • March 13, 2007 - New York Daily News - "Even a wee bit o' Irish in Barack" by Helen Kennedy
  • March 13, 2007 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - "Sharpton case drives more to find roots on Web site" by Monica Haynes
  • February 2007 - Assorted articles regarding Sharpton-Thurmond
  • February 26, 2007 - BBC News - "Sharpton slave link to US senator"
  • February 26, 2007 - New York Times - "Sharpton Learns His Forebears Were Thurmonds' Slaves" by Fernanda Santos (registration may be required to read the article)
  • February 26, 2007 - New York Daily News - "Slavery links Al Sharpton, Strom Thurmond" by Austin Fenner
  • February 25, 2007 - Washington Post - "Sharpton's Ancestor Was Owned by Thurmond's" by Robin Shulman
  • December 6, 2007 - Tuoi Tre Online - "Viet lich su nuoc My qua ADN" by THÜY TÙNG - translation and remarks
  • October 20, 2006 - Monterey County Herald - "Finding and losing his brother on the same day Carmel man learned of sibling after Army identified remains" by Kevin Howe (one of Megan's Army cases)
  • October 10, 2006 - The Wall Street Journal - "Searching for Life's Connection With the Past" by Riva Richmond (purchase of article required)
  • October 6, 2006 - Time for Kids - "Rewriting History: A case of mistaken identity is solved" by Andrea Delbanco
  • September 20, 2006 - The Irish Echo - "Putting things right: Annie Moore lived, and died, in New York's hardscrabble streets" by Ray O'Hanlon
  • September 14, 2006 - The New York Times - "Story of the First Through Ellis Island Is Rewritten" by Sam Roberts
  • February 6, 2006 - Newsweek - "DNA Testing: In Our Blood" by Claudia Kalb
  • October 22, 2005 - The Genealogue - "The Mother of Genetealogy" by Christopher Dunham
  • August 22, 2005 - Cool Tools - "Trace Your Roots with DNA + The Genographic Project: Practical genetic literacy" by Kevin Kelly, co-founder of Wired
  • July 25, 2005 - The New York Times - "Blacks Pin Hope on DNA to Fill Slavery's Gaps in Family Trees" by Amy Harmon (registration is needed to read the article)
  • June 26, 2005 - New York Daily News - "Jumping into the African Gene Pool. New DNA tests trace roots" by Nick McDonell
  • March/April 2005 - AARP The Magazine - "The DNA Connection" by Nanette Varian
  • February 08, 2005 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - "DNA helping to untangle roots of family trees" by Bob Batz Jr.
  • Autumn 2004 - Colonial Williamsburg Journal - "Of Surnames, Escutcheons and DNA"
    Read this article in PDF format (published by and provided here with the kind permission of Colonial Williamsburg Journal)
  • May 27, 2004 - Washington Post - "Fallen but Never Forgotten: Remains Buried 60 Years After Flier's Disappearance" by Matt Schudel, Washington Post Staff (one of Megan's Army cases)
  • May/June, 2004 - American Spirit - "The Quest for Closure"
    Read this article in PDF format (published by and provided here with the kind permission of American Spirit magazine)
  • April 24, 2003 - Richmond Times-Dispatch - "Who's your daddy? Genealogists look inside their cells for clues to their ancestors" by A.J. Hostetler
    Read this article in PDF format. Published by and provided here with the kind permission of Richmond Times-Dispatch

Podcasts and Radio Interviews
  • November 12, 2014 - Audio File  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."
  • The Kim Powers Stilson ShowPhoto Credit: The Kim Powers Stilson Show
  • June 16, 2013 - RTE Radio - Audio File "With Michelle Obama and her daughters visiting these shores, genealogist Megan Smolenyak tells us about tracing Michelle (and Barack)'s roots" with Marian Finucane
    [Scroll down page to "Sunday newspaper panel, part 2"]
  • December 6, 2012 - Audio File  Blog Talk Radio - "Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing with Megan Smolenyak" by Marian Pierre-Louis of Fieldstone Common
  • April 15, 2012 - Audio File TLA Conference - "Next Generation Genealogy"
  • April 2, 2012 - Audio File 89.3 KPCC NPR - "1940 census is available online today" by Patt Morrison
  • March 30, 2012 - Audio File  Ask Tami - "America Your Roots are Showing with Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak" with Tamara Patzer
  • June 20, 2011 - Audio File Blog Talk Radio - "Obama Genealogies, Megan Smolenyak - Your Ancestors Stories" by Jane E. Wilcox
  • April 11, 2011 - Audio File  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 - Audio File  BlogTalkRadio - "Your Ancestors Want Their Stories To Be Told" - by Jane E. Wilcox
  • December 17, 2010 - Audio File Irish Fireside - "Discovering Your Irish Roots...Annie Moore, Barrack Obama and You" by Corey Taratuta
  • May 13, 2010 - Audio File Voice of America - "TV, Internet Inspire Americans to Search for Ancestors" by Susan Logue Koster
  • March 10, 2010 - Audio File - 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.
  • February 10, 2010 - Audio File NPR's Marketplace - "How Big Is Genealogy?"
  • September 2, 2008 - Audio File listen to Dear Myrtle's Family History Hour Podcast
  • October 18, 2007 - Audio File NPR, Day to Day - "Maybe Politicians are Cut from the Same Cloth"
  • June 22, 2007 - Audio File NPR, Talk of the Nation - "Putting the 'Genes' Back into Genealogy"
  • June 14, 2007 - Audio File listen to The Genealogy Guys Podcast - Drew Smith talks to Megan about Roots Television
  • April 6, 2007 - Audio File listen to Family Roots Radio, Voice America - Kory Meyerink talks with Megan about techniques for finding the living
  • February 2, 2007 - Audio File listen to Irish Roots Café Podcast - Mike O'Laughlin chats with Megan about Annie Moore, DNA and other genealogical topics
  • September 15, 2006 - Audio File listen to NPR's Morning Edition - "Life of First Ellis Island Immigrant Revealed"
  • October 2, 2005 - Audio File listen to The Genealogy Guys Podcast - Drew interviews Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak, co-author of "Trace Your Roots with DNA"
  • July 26, 2005 - Audio File listen to NPR's Talk of the Nation feature - "Genealogy, Forensics and the Digital Age"
  • February 2005 - Audio File listen to Written Voices Radio - Allan Hunkin interviews Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak, co-author of "Trace Your Roots with DNA"
  • August 22, 2003 - Audio File listen to NPR's Marketplace feature - "The Lucrative Business of Genealogy"






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