Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing

ISBN-10: 080653446X

ISBN-13: 9780806534466

Edition: N/A

Authors: Megan Smolenyak

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Hit shows like "Who Do You Think You Are?" and "History Detectives" demonstrate that people are fascinated by family origins. Here, America's top genealogist reveals how she's made headlines solving genealogical puzzles with entertaining, revealing, and controversial candor.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 2/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Megan Smolenyak has been an avid genealogist for more than three decades and is an expert at family history research. The lead researcher for the PBS A"ncestors" series, she is a contributing editor for "Heritage Quest" and the author of "Honoring Our Ancestors, In Search of Our Ancestors, "and "They Came to America," She currently resides in Williamsburg, VA. Ann Turner was hooked on genealogy when she learned that her parents' ancestors had arrived in the United States on the same ship yet went their separate ways until her parents met 300 years later. She works at home, writing computer software and composing messages for the popular "Genealogy-DNA" mailing list. She currently resides in Menlo Park, California.

Foreword
Introduction: Rewriting History
No Man Left Behind (for Real)
A decade of forensic consulting for the Army
Famous Cousins
Barack Obama and Sarah Palm are related-*Yawn*
Serial Centenarians
Could two relatives who knew each other live in four centuries?
Alex Haley Was Scottish?
Uncovering the unexpected heritage of Roots author, Alex Haley, through DNA
Egyptian Roots in a Hurry
Researching Hoda Koth's roots for the Today show on a fierce deadline
A House Divided, a Bible Shared
The strange travels of a Civil War-era Bible
There's No One as Irish as Barack O'Bama
Tracing his roots to the Auld Sod
Unclaimed Persons
Why you should call your estranged brother
Adventures in TV Land
You need what by when?!
Finding Melvina, Michelle Obama's Great-Great-Great-Grandmother
How do you trace a slave girl in South Carolina?
The Road to a First Lady's Roots
Road-tripping to discover all that's not online about Michelle Obama's heritage
King of America
Who would rule America today if George Washington had been king?
Skeletons in the Turret
Could DNA reveal the identity of the men of the USS Monitor?
Anatomy of an Adoption Search
Helping adoptees discover who they are
The Slave Who Rescued Freedom
Rediscovering Philip Reed, without whom the Capitol would look very different
No, Your Name Wasn't Changed at Ellis Island
Why you shouldn't fall for this popular myth
Paralyzed Prostitute
Following the trail of an Oregon madam
Half a Negro Boy
Finding a hidden connection between Al Sharpton and Strom Thurmond
A Lonely Tombstone on the Sidewalks of Manhattan
The wandering memorial of a Jewish pioneer goes home
Grandma Stepped Out
My accidental genetic discovery
They Call Me Yak-Yak
What I learned from assisting the FBI with civil rights cold cases
Annie Moore, Ellis Island's First
Rectifying a case of historical identity theft
Acknowledgments
Index
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