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  • April/May 2016 - Irish America Magazine - Digital Edition [Pages 76 - 78] - "Annie Moore's Long Lost Irish Cousins" by Megan Smolenyak
  • October 26, 2015 - Huffington Post - "Best-Selling Author Lisa See Offers Valuable Chinese-American Genealogy Resource" by Megan Smolenyak
  • June 1, 2015 - Huffington Post - "World's Largest Family Reunion: Genealogy or Preen-ealogy" by Megan Smolenyak
  • April 2015 - Reader's Digest - "13 Secrets Ancestry Trackers Know About Your Family Tree (That You Don’t)" by Michelle Crouch
  • April 6, 2015 - Irish Independent - "1,000 Irish died with American army in WWI" by Claire McCormack
  • April 6, 2015 - Huffington Post - "Hillary Clinton Family Tree a Wake-Up Call for Genealogy" by Megan Smolenyak
  • January 23, 2014 - Irish Fireside - "The Best Genealogy Websites for Finding Your Irish Roots" by Megan Smolenyak
  • February 6, 2012 - Huffington Post - "Unexpected Ways To Find Your Ancestors" by Megan Smolenyak
  • August 2010 - Allure - "Insiders' Guide, How to Research Your Family Tree - An Interview With Megan Smolenyak" by Emily Hsieh
  • November/December 2009 - Ancestry Magazine article - "Found! Silver Where"
  • November/December 2008 - Ancestry Magazine article - "The Quest for Obama's Irish Roots"
  • October, 2008 - Ancestry Magazine article - "White Night Rescue"
  • September, 2008 - Irish Times article - "Four Green Fields"
  • September, 2008 - Ancestry Magazine article - "The Man (or Woman) Who Would Be King"
  • July/August 2008 - Ancestry Magazine article - "Where is the Honor Guard?"
  • May/June 2008 - Ancestry Magazine article (digital version) - "Found! Who Gets the Bible"
  • March 1, 2007 - Ancestry Magazine article - "She Had Me at Junkyard"
  • January/February 2008 - Ancestry Magazine article (digital version) - "When Bibles Go Camping"
  • December 3, 2007 - Ancestry Magazine article - "Freeing the Freeman Bible"
  • November/December 2007 - Ancestry Magazine article (digital version) - "Travelin' Man"
  • August 2, 2007 - Ancestry Magazine article - "Serial Centenarians"
  • November 5, 2006 - Ancestry Weekly Journal article - "Using Ancestry: Loving the Old Man's Draft"
  • June 11, 2006 - Ancestry Weekly Journal article - "Keep an Eye on eBay"
  • May 5, 2006 - Ancestry Weekly Journal article - "Finding 20th Century Ancestors"
  • April 17, 2006 - Ancestry Weekly Journal article - "Tips from the Pros: Contacting Funeral Home Directors"
  • March 23, 2006 - Ancestry Daily News article - "Complete Idiots and Everything"
  • March 6, 2006 - Ancestry Daily News article - "Flea Market Rescue"
  • December 15, 2005 - Ancestry Daily News article - "DNA Database Diving"
  • December 8, 2005 - Ancestry Daily News article - "Have You Already Been DNA-Tested?"
  • November 11, 2005 - Ancestry Daily News article - "Where's Parmo?"
  • October 13, 2005 - Ancestry Daily News article - "Flat Stanley Does His Roots"
  • September 13, 2005 - Ancestry Daily News article - "Name Dropping"
  • August 2, 2005 - Ancestry Daily News article - "A Coronery Case"
  • July 21, 2005 - Ancestry Daily News article - "The Name Game"
  • June 2005 - Family Chronicle article - "Fantastic Family Functions!"
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  • June 26, 2005 - Ancestry Daily News article - "Still More Extreme Genealogy"
  • June 22, 2005 - Ancestry Daily News article - "Immigrant Bonanza"
  • June 9, 2005 - Ancestry Daily News article - "More Extreme Genealogy"
  • April 14, 2005 - Ancestry Daily News article - "Virtual Post-Its"
  • April 19, 2005 - Ancestry Daily News article - "Extreme Genealogy"
  • January 28, 2005 - Ancestry Daily News article - "Networking via MyFamily.com Sites"
  • January 25, 2005 - Ancestry Daily News article - "Is There a Project on Your Surname?"
  • December 28, 2004 - Ancestry Daily News article - "Ellis Island Re-Launches"
  • December 2004 - Family Tree article - "Searching for Slovaks"
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  • October 2004 - Family Chronicle article - "The Art of the Interview"
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  • October 7, 2004 - Ancestry Daily News article - "Story Corps by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak"
  • September 23, 2004 - Ancestry Daily News article - "DNA Holiday "
  • August 2004 - Family Chronicle article - "Finding Homes for Orphan Heirlooms"
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  • August 19, 2004 - Ancestry Daily News article - "Genealogical Cold Calling"
  • June 24, 2004 - Ancestry Daily News article - "Playing with the Census"
  • June 2004 - Family Chronicle article - "Getting the Most From Your Genealogy Trips to Europe"
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  • June 2004 - Family Chronicle article - "Get Smart with GenSmart"
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  • May - June 2004 - Ancestry article - "Speeding Up Your Search for Immigrants"
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  • February 26, 2004 - Ancestry Daily News article - "Twentieth Century Vital Records Indexes"
  • February 11, 2004 - Ancestry Daily News article - "Finding a Soldier's Family"
  • January 22, 2004 - Ancestry Daily News article - "GenSmarts"
  • December 30, 2003 - Ancestry Daily News article - "As Time Goes By..."
  • October 30, 2003 - Ancestry Daily News article - "Solving Mysteries by Broadcasting"
  • September/October 2003 - Heritage Quest article - "Answers in the Cemetery: James Reynolds of Jersey City, NJ"
  • May/June 2003 - Family Chronicle article - "A Dozen Ways to Find Your Living Kin"
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  • November/December 2002 - Heritage Quest article - "Mayors and Clergymen: Powerful Partners in Genealogy"
  • September/October 2002 - Ancestry article - "Building a Village-Based Community"
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  • October 2002 - PI Magazine article - "Working with Genealogists"
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  • September/October 2002 - Heritage Quest article - "Maurice Reidy: Little Boy Lost" (road trip techniques)
  • July/August 2002 - Family Chronicle article - "Jump Starting Your Eastern European Research"
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  • November/December 2001 - Heritage Quest article - "Reverse Genealogy: Finding Your Lost Loved Ones"






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