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  • Published: New York : Citadel Press, c2012.
  • Year Published: 2012
  • Description: xiv, 256 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780806534466

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Hey, America, your roots are showing : adventures in discovering news-making connections, unexpected ancestors, long-hidden secrets, and solving historical puzzles

by Smolenyak, Megan.

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Call number: 929.1 He

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor

Additional Details

On t.p., author's surname is followed by a superscript "2."

Includes index.

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Interesting for Genealogists

This was an impulse grab off the library's new book shelf - it's short essays about genealogy and genealogical and historical research. Interesting if you're into those subjects - probably not so much if you're not.

There were pieces on celebrity genealogy (Obama's Irish ancestors traced back to a pub in Ireland), DNA testing (one of the better chapters - the author discovered an uncle was only a half-uncle - her deceased grandmother had an affair!), research for unclaimed bodies at coroner's offices and for the Army (mostly Korean war vets), a Civil War case, etc. It's fairly well-written but the author does blow her own horn a lot.

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