Archive for September, 2010

Michelle Obama’s Roots – Breaking News

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

The video here is from the CBS Early Show on 8 October 2009. Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak appeared with Harry Smith discussing the just published article in The New York Times discussing Michelle Obama’s Roots. This is the basis of what we will be hearing on Friday evening 6 November.


See you on 5 and 6 November!!

Megan is Catching the Waves

Friday, September 17th, 2010

An update on what Megan Smolenyak Smolyenak is doing in these weeks prior to coming to west Michigan to speak at our Annual Seminar in November.

She’s one of five world-class speakers that have been lined up for the 6th Annual Genealogy Conference and Cruise starting tomorrow, September 18th. This week-long conference hosted by  Wholly Genes, Inc. (publishers of the computer programme – The Master Genealogist) has earned the reputation as the largest family history conference on the seas and is nearly always sold out. Someday I want to go!

Megan is presenting some lectures during the cruise that sound interesting: “Neglected History” and “Cold Cases: Genealogists, Coroners and the FBI”. For more information, you can read about the conference at the Wholly Genes website –

Good luck to Megan and we hope you rest well on your Caribbean cruise and don’t work too hard. We are looking forward to your visit in Michigan in November!

And remember – it’s neither too soon nor too late to register to attend our Annual Seminar – click here or the link on the right “Click Here to Register“.