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Megan Smolenyak found Obama’s Irish ancestry. Now she shares tips for shaking your family tree

Genealogist Megan Smolenyak, the first person to document Barack Obama’s Irish ancestry, got an official thank-you from Obama during his trip in late May to his third great-grandfather’s village of Moneygall in County Offaly, Ireland. Smolenyak reveals how she uncovered Obama’s roots; talks about her work with the U.S. Army, NCIS and the FBI; and offers her best tips on how you can uncover your own family history. … Back to Article

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