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Megan Smolenyak2 is a real life history detective who loves to solve mysteries. You might have spotted Megan or her handiwork on Top Chef, Who Do You Think You Are?, Finding Your Roots, Faces of America, Good Morning America, the Today Show, The Early Show, CNN, PBS and NPR.

Her news-making discoveries include uncovering Michelle Obama's family tree, revealing the true story of Annie Moore, the first immigrant through Ellis Island, and tracing Barack Obama's roots to Moneygall, Ireland. Formerly Chief Family Historian for Ancestry.com, she also founded Unclaimed Persons.

Megan is the author of 6 books, including Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing and Who Do You Think You Are? (companion to the TV series) and conducts forensic research for the Army, BIA, coroners, NCIS and the FBI.





The Family Tree of Pharrell Williams and Why He Almost Didn't Exist


A peek into the family tree of Pharrell Williams reveals how a decision made by one of his ancestors in 1832 almost erased him from existence!



 

Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing





Who Do You Think You Are?


Who Do You Think You Are?


Why should celebrities have all the fun? Find the surprises hiding in your family tree with this companion guide to the Who Do You Think You Are? TV series!


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