Genealogy Roundup, April 17

Genealogy Roundup, April 17

A Researcher Needed Three Hours to Identify Me From My DNA – There are several variables that made this an easier case than most, but this piece does a good job of demonstrating the genetic genealogy sleuthing process.

Korean War POW Will Finally Be Buried in Arlington National Cemetery – This soldier’s case was so complicated that I remember it well even though I did it back in 2003. Welcome home, 1st Lt. Herman Louis Falk.

How They Do It: Megan Smolenyak – So Organize Your Family History picked my brain about a few things (thanks, Janine!). Check out what I did with my dad’s slides!

Sean Kirst: After 75 years, lost airman who longed for Buffalo comes home – This wasn’t my case, but I was happy to track down the family of his fiance. Better yet, they were delighted to be found!

The Statue of Liberty Museum set to open with original torch, ‘soaring’ theater space – 🗽🗽🗽

Photo Credit: Hong Chang Bum


  1. Thomas F Stovall April 22, 2019 at 11:59 am - Reply

    You’ve come a long way since we corresponded and you included how my wife and I met through genealogy. Great works! I recently had my DNA work and was surprised to see how many of the Neanderthal numbers I had (just 30 short of all of them from what I read). Now I joke with my wife that when she (the red headed Texan) gets mad at me for something, I just blame it on my caveman genes. LOL

    • Megan Smolenyak April 26, 2019 at 10:39 am - Reply

      We certainly have history, eh? Lovely to hear from you and delighted to hear of your latest (genetic) adventures!

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