President Barack Obama's Roots

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Barack Obama thanking genealogist Megan Smolenyak for researching his roots
Barack Obama thanking genealogist
Megan Smolenyak for researching his roots
By Megan
  • August 27, 2012 - The Huffington Post - "Families of the Presidential and VP Candidates in the 1940 Census" by Megan Smolenyak
  • March 7, 2012 - The Huffington Post - "St. Patrick's Day In the White House Will Be a Family Reunion" by Megan Smolenyak
  • May 30, 2011 - The Huffington Post - "Irish American Barack Obama Heartily Welcomed Home" by Megan Smolenyak
  • May 9, 2011 - The Huffington Post - "Tracing Barack Obama's Roots to Moneygall" by Megan Smolenyak
  • April 1, 2011 - Huffington Post - "Moneygall, Ireland Welcomes President Obama Home" by Megan Smolenyak
  • March 22, 2011 - Huffington Post - "Sneak Peek: Obama to Visit His Irish Ancestral Hometown of Moneygall" by Megan Smolenyak
  • March 1, 2011 - Huffington Post - "There's No One as Irish as Barack Obama 2012" by Megan Smolenyak
  • August 25, 2010 - Huffington Post - "Roots Travel in Ireland" by Megan Smolenyak
  • August 22, 2010 - Posterous - "Visit to Moneygall, Home of Pres. Obama's Irish Kearney Ancestors (Aug 2010)" by Megan Smolenyak
  • August 2010 - "The Obama Trail, Moneygall, County Offaly" With Corey Taratuta of www.IrishFireside.com
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Articles
  • 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
  • March 13, 2013 - The Kerryman - "A letter from America gets a reply - 29 years on!" by Dónal Nolan
    Read this article in PDF formatPDF
  • 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 10, 2013 - Chicago Tribune - "Obama to use family Bible during swearing-in" by Katherine Skiba
  • November 7, 2012 - Offaly Independent - "Obama re-elected as President of the United States of America"
  • August 2, 2012 - Offaly Independent - "Don't worry Obama is from Offaly, insists genealogist"
  • January 1, 2012 - Chicago Tribune - "We're all (likely) related to stars" by Katherine Skiba
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  • June 20, 2011 - Audio File Blog Talk Radio - "Obama Genealogies, Megan Smolenyak - Your Ancestors Stories" by Jane E. Wilcox
  • June 1, 2011 - Haddonfield Sun - "Digging Up Famous Roots" by Robert Linnehan
  • 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 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 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! by Adrian Flannelly
  • March 24, 2011 - Offaly Libraries - "President Barack Obama: The Moneygall Connection"
  • March 17, 2009 - Washington Examiner - "Obama, Biden both feeling their Irish heritage today: Long lost brothers?" by Kiki Ryan and Jeff Dufour
  • January 20, 2009 - New York Times - "A Portrait of Change: Nation's Many Faces in Extended First Family" by Jodi Kantor
  • December 2008/January 2009 - Irish America - "A New Dawn in American Politics"
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  • November/December 2008 - Ancestry Magazine - "The Quest for Obama's Irish Roots"
  • 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)
  • August 29, 2008 - AFP - Google News - "Obama, Biden descended from Irish cobblers: researcher"
  • October 30, 2007 - New York Daily News - "Barack Obama camp elects not to use Brad Pitt"
  • 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 13, 2007 - New York Daily News - "Even a wee bit o' Irish in Barack" by Helen Kennedy

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