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The Resource Hey, America, your roots are showing : adventures in discovering news-making connections, unexpected ancestors, long-hidden secrets, and solving historical puzzles, Megan Smolenyak ; foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr

Hey, America, your roots are showing : adventures in discovering news-making connections, unexpected ancestors, long-hidden secrets, and solving historical puzzles, Megan Smolenyak ; foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr

Label
Hey, America, your roots are showing : adventures in discovering news-making connections, unexpected ancestors, long-hidden secrets, and solving historical puzzles
Title
Hey, America, your roots are showing
Title remainder
adventures in discovering news-making connections, unexpected ancestors, long-hidden secrets, and solving historical puzzles
Statement of responsibility
Megan Smolenyak ; foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A noted genealogist reveals what it is like to be a history detective using twenty-first-century techniques and technology, and discusses some of the cases she has solved, including the families of celebrities and work for the Army and the FBI
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smolenyak, Megan
Dewey number
929.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CS21
LC item number
.S559 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genealogy
  • United States
Label
Hey, America, your roots are showing : adventures in discovering news-making connections, unexpected ancestors, long-hidden secrets, and solving historical puzzles, Megan Smolenyak ; foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
No man left behind (for real) -- Famous cousins -- Serial centenarians -- Alex Haley was Scottish? -- Egyptian roots in a hurry -- A house divided, a Bible shared -- There's no one as Irish as Barack O'Bama -- Unclaimed persons -- Adventures in TV land -- Finding Melvina, Michelle Obama's great-great-great-grandmother -- The road to a First Lady's roots -- King of America -- Skeletons in the turret -- Anatomy of an adoption search -- The slave who rescued freedom -- No, your name wasn't changed at Ellis Island -- Paralyzed prostitute -- Half a negro boy -- A lonely tombstone on the sidewalks of Manhattan -- Grandma stepped out -- The call me Yak-yak -- Annie Moore, Ellis Island's first
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 256 p.
Isbn
9780806534466
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011278342
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn727702751
  • (OCoLC)727702751
Label
Hey, America, your roots are showing : adventures in discovering news-making connections, unexpected ancestors, long-hidden secrets, and solving historical puzzles, Megan Smolenyak ; foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
No man left behind (for real) -- Famous cousins -- Serial centenarians -- Alex Haley was Scottish? -- Egyptian roots in a hurry -- A house divided, a Bible shared -- There's no one as Irish as Barack O'Bama -- Unclaimed persons -- Adventures in TV land -- Finding Melvina, Michelle Obama's great-great-great-grandmother -- The road to a First Lady's roots -- King of America -- Skeletons in the turret -- Anatomy of an adoption search -- The slave who rescued freedom -- No, your name wasn't changed at Ellis Island -- Paralyzed prostitute -- Half a negro boy -- A lonely tombstone on the sidewalks of Manhattan -- Grandma stepped out -- The call me Yak-yak -- Annie Moore, Ellis Island's first
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 256 p.
Isbn
9780806534466
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011278342
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn727702751
  • (OCoLC)727702751

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