Monday 10 September 2012

Hey America, your roots are showing: Talk

Interesting event in New York this Wednesday evening, when well-known US genealogist Megan Smolenyak will be giving a talk named after her new book: Hey America, your roots are showing. While there's a little of specific Irish relevance, there will be plenty of general genealogical interest as well as revelations about how she solved baffling history mysteries.

How, for example, could brothers also be uncle and nephew? How did Facebook help solve an Egyptian genealogy case in just one week? How did a pair of tombstones in Ohio point the way to Barak Obama's Irish roots? Megan will explain.

A book signing will follow the talk, which will be held at New York Public Library, Stephen A Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium (5th Avenue at 42nd St) on a first come, first served basis from 5.30pm to 7pm.