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DNA/Genetic Genealogy

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  • September 18, 2013 - Huffington Post - "DNA Stories: Did She Marry Her Cousin? (VIDEO)" by Megan Smolenyak
  • August 19, 2013 - Huffington Post - "DNA Stories: A Tale of Two Fathers (VIDEO)" by Megan Smolenyak
  • July 26, 2013 - The Huffington Post - "Genetic Family Reunion: DNA Reveals Alex Haley's Scottish Roots (VIDEO)" by Megan Smolenyak
  • July 2, 2013 - Huffington Post article - "DNA Stories: A Tale of Two Sisters (VIDEO)" by Megan Smolenyak
  • August 2, 2012 - Huffington Post article - "A Second Chance to Be a Genetic Pioneer" by Megan Smolenyak
  • January 30, 2012 - The Book Case article - "Five things you didn't know about your DNA" by Megan Smolenyak
  • July/August 2009 - Ancestry Magazine article - "DNA Proves Scottish Roots of Haley Family"
  • November 11, 2007 - Ancestry Weekly Journal article - "Honoring Our Ancestors: Haley Family of Roots Fame Joins the DNA Game"
  • August 24, 2007 - BBC article - "Genetic Genealogy - What Can It Offer?"
  • June 22, 2007 - Audio File NPR, Talk of the Nation - Putting the 'Genes' Back into Genealogy
  • August 6, 2006 - Ancestry Weekly Journal article - "The ABCs of mtDNA"
  • December 15, 2005 - Ancestry Daily News article - "DNA Database Diving"
  • December 8, 2005 - Ancestry Daily News article - "Have You Already Been DNA-Tested?"
  • October 2, 2005 - Audio File listen to The Genealogy Guys Podcast - Drew interviews Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak, co-author of "Trace Your Roots with DNA".
  • September 1, 2005 - Ancestry Daily News article - "A DNA Success Story"
  • July 26, 2005 - Audio File listen to NPR's Talk of the Nation feature - "Genealogy, Forensics and the Digital Age"
  • March 31, 2005 - Ancestry Daily News article - "Genetealogy" Survey Results"
  • February 2005 - Family Tree article - "Demystifying DNA"
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  • February 8, 2005 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article - "DNA Helping to Untangle Roots of Family Trees" (interview with Megan)
  • February 2005 - Audio File listen to Written Voices Radio - Allan Hunkin interviews Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak, co-author of "Trace Your Roots with DNA."
  • January 25, 2005 - Ancestry Daily News article - "Is There a Project on Your Surname?"
  • December 2004 - Family Chronicle article - "Pushing the Boundaries of Genetic Genealogy"
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  • September 23, 2004 - Ancestry Daily News article - "DNA Holiday"
  • Autumn 2004 - Colonial Williamsburg Journal article - "Of Surnames, Escutcheons and DNA"
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  • May - June, 2004 - American Spirit article - "The Quest for Closure"
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  • February 2004 - Family Chronicle article - "One-Name Studies Turn to DNA"
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  • January 15, 2004 - Ancestry Daily News article - "Why Search YSearch?"
  • October 2003 - Family Chronicle article - "Managing a DNA Project"
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  • August 22, 2003 - Audio File listen to NPR's Marketplace feature - "The Lucrative Business of Genealogy"
  • August 11, 2003 - Facts & Genes article - "Spot Light: Smolenyak Surname Project"
  • July 8, 2003 - Ancestry Daily News article - "Genetic Genealogy: DNA Inheritance"
  • March 2003 - Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly (Volume VXIII - Number 1) article - "DNA Testing: The Process and The Promise"
  • January 30, 2003 - Ancestry Daily News article - "DNA Testing: Why Markers Matter"
  • November/December 2002 - Family Chronicle article - "What's Next in the World of DNA Testing?"
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  • May/June 2002 - Family History Magazine article - DNA Testing Dispels a Genealogical Myth
    Read this article in PDF format. Includes photos and screenshots. Published by and provided here with the kind permission of Everton's Family History Magazine.
  • May/June 2001 - Heritage Quest article - "Unknown Soldiers Identified by DNA from Their Female Lines"






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