Neglected History

Neglected History


by Megan Smolenyak

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Neglected History


It's remarkable how much of our history has been ignored or distorted, but with a little patience and healthy dose of curiosity, any of us can ferret out the truth! Megan walks audience members through a handful of cases she's been involved with, ranging from finding the proper resting place for a tombstone discovered on a Manhattan sidewalk (and its surprising connection to a Yiddish language cookbook) to figuring out who would be king of America today if George Washington had been king instead of president.


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Presenter: Megan Smolenyak

Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak (yes, that's her real name) is an incurable genealogist and wears many hats in the family history world. A popular writer, speaker and TV guest, she does all she can to get the g-word out there and inspire others in their quest for roots. She enjoys solving mysteries, making unexpected discoveries and pushing the boundaries of conventional genealogy. She has consulted for and appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Early Show, CNN, BBC Breakfast, Who Do You Think You Are?, African American Lives, Ancestors, TimeWatch, They Came to America, Faces of America, NPR, and BBC Radio, and has spoken at numerous events across the U.S., England, Ireland, Canada and New Zealand. Megan's books include Trace Your Roots with DNA, Honoring Our Ancestors, In Search of Our Ancestors, and They Came to America.

Megan Smolenyak