This week's Follow Friday recommendation is for Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak's Huffington Post articles. Megan is best know in the genealogy community for her knowledge of DNA research, research into the ancestor's of famous people, creating Roots Television and founding UnclaimedPerson.org.
Recently, Megan has been writing genealogy articles for the Huffington Post. You can find all of Megan's articles for HuffPo on her bio page there.
Some of her articles include:
Are You My Cousin?
Name Game: Celebrities Have Nothing on the Rest of Us
Megan has done extensive research to figure out who the real Annie Moore (the first immigrant through Ellis Island) truly was. This week Megan released a photo that she and Annie's relatives have found that they believe to be Annie with her two brothers at Ellis Island the day they arrived in New York. What I love about Megan's articles about Annie is that she does not just make assumptions and say that must be the truth. She is digging for solid evidence in different ways to find the truth.
You can read more about Megan's research on Annie and see the photos of Annie that have surfaced in:
Getting History Wrong
Photos of Annie Moore, First Ellis Island Immigrant: Help Solve a History Mystery
Historical Photo? Is this Annie Moore Arriving at Ellis Island?
I can't wait to hear more about Megan's research and find out if this is really a photo of Annie Moore.
If you are looking for an RSS feed of just Megan's articles, you can find it on her bio page under her name.