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Lost and Found for Humans

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 08.15.2013 | Impact
Megan Smolenyak

As much as I love traditional genealogy, I also enjoy playing at the fringes to discover new applications for our research skills, and that's how I fi...

Mother's Heroic Act Saves Her Baby

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.14.2012 | Parents

Dawn Graves, a British mother of two, has died a hero. An inquest shows that she was killed while protecting her 20-month-old son from an oncoming sa...

Woman's Corpse Left In Chapel Basement Since 2010

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.22.2012 | Weird News

A 76-year-old Missouri woman's corpse was found in a chapel basement and buried on Friday -- more than a year after she died. Olga Beanblossom's bo...

Gone Without A Case: Suspicious Elder Deaths Rarely Investigated | Posted 12.22.2011 | Fifty

Nothing, it seemed, was unusual about Joseph Shepter's death. A retired U.S. government scientist, Shepter spent his final two years dwelling in a ...

Make Helping Unclaimed Persons Your 2011 Genealogy Resolution

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Megan Smolenyak

As you make your 2011 genealogical resolutions, please consider adding Unclaimed Persons to the list. The 2012 you will be glad you did.

Unclaimed Persons: Please Tell Someone

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Megan Smolenyak

The first piece I wrote for The Huffington Post was about unclaimed persons, one of those quiet epidemics that somehow slips beneath the radar. As I ...

Charles West, Kane County Coroner, Accused Of Stealing 24" TV

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Kane County Coroner Charles West was indicted by a grand jury for allegedly taking a 24-inch color TV. A Kane County jury indicted West today on five...