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Megan Smolenyak

Genetic Family Reunion: DNA Reveals Alex Haley's Scottish Roots (VIDEO)

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 09.25.2013 | Weird News
Megan Smolenyak

Genetic genealogy has been around for more than a dozen years, but has exploded in popularity over the last few. We're remarkably fortunate to live...

Crew of the USS Monitor: Could Sailor Jacob Nicklis Be One of the Mystery Skeletons?

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 02.25.2013 | Weird News
Megan Smolenyak

The USS Monitor remained at the bottom of the ocean until 10 years ago when recovery efforts succeeded in bringing the ship to the surface. Along with the vessel was a surprise -- a pair of skeletons in the turret. But which of the 16 were they?

Michelle Obama Slavery Roots Traced By Genealogist Megan Smolenyak (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The New York Times today ran an article tracing the ancestral roots of First Lady Michelle Obama back five generations to her great-great-great-grandm...