At the recent Federation of Genealogical Societies, I had a chance to talk with Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak, a well-known DNA and genealogy expert. First of all, I had to ask her about her double name, sometimes called "Smolenyak squared."
In this conversation, Megan discussed the Unclaimed Persons project that she started and now has more than 300 volunteers participating. She also described a recent Ancestry Magazine article she wrote, called "King Me." Had history been different, who would be King (or Queen) of America today? Megan gives the answer in this video.
Megan is one of the founders (or "instigators") of Roots Television so this interview was doubly interesting for me. Now I'll let you in on a tiny secret that wasn't mentioned in the interview: there was no cameraman during this interview! Megan turned the camera on and we simply let it roll.
You can watch our conversation on Roots Television at http://rootstelevision.com/players/player_conferences.php?bctid=1782539533.