Sunday, December 16, 2007

Topeka Genealogical Society Brings Megan Smolenyak to Kansas

Topeka Genealogical Society will hold their annual conference on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at the Kansas State History Center, 6425 SW Sixth Street, Topeka, Kansas. This conference will be co-hosted by the Kansas State Historical Society and the hosts are pleased to announce that the guest speaker will be Megan Smolenyak. She will make four presentations during the conference: "Trace Your Roots with DNA", "Beyond Y-DNA: Your Genetic Genealogy Options", "Building a Village-Based Community", 'Reverse Genealogy: Techniques for Finding Your Lost Loved Ones".

Megan Smolenyak, author of Honoring Our Ancestors: Inspiring Stories of the Quest for Our Roots, In Search of Our Ancestors: 101 Inspiring Stories of Serendipity and Connection in Rediscovering Our Family History, and They Came to America: Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors has been an avid genealogist since the 6th grade and is skilled in many aspects of family history research. Megan is co-founder of Roots Television, a pioneering and popular online channel of genealogy and history-oriented programming. Her latest book, Trace Your Roots with DNA: Using Genetic Tests to Explore Your Family Tree, is co-authored with Ann Turner, MD, has been featured in Newsweek, The New York Times, on NPR, and in the Book of the Month Club.

For registration information visit the TGS web site .