"Who Do You Think You Are?" Genealogy TV Show Companion Guide by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak Just Released

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Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak writes genealogy book to help new genealogists get started with exploring their family history.

Who Do You Think You Are?

There is no such thing as an ordinary family, and the newly released companion guide to NBC's ground-breaking new series, "Who Do You Think You Are?," has been written to help genealogists dig into their roots and discover their own story waiting to be revealed.

"Who Do You Think You Are?: The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family History," will teach you how to chart your own journey into your past and discover the treasures hidden in your family tree. Featuring step-by-step instructions from Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak, one of America's top genealogical researchers, "Who Do You Think You Are?" covers everything you need to know to dig into your own roots.

In the book, you'll find:

  •     Full-color profiles of the celebrities' surprising revelations
  •     Starting the search – it's as easy as pulling out the old family photos
  •     Census information – where to find it and how to use it
  •     What birth, death, and marriage certificates have to tell us
  •     How to track down immigration and military documents
  •     The latest breakthroughs in DNA testing
  •     The best online resources to conduct your searches, and store your newfound discoveries to share with family and save for future generations

The "Who Do You Think You Are?" television show premiers on March 5, 2010, and takes seven of America's best-loved celebrities – from Lisa Kudrow to Susan Sarandon – on an emotional journey to trace their family history and discover who they really are. The revelations are sometimes shocking, sometimes heartbreaking, and always fascinating.

About the Book:
"Who Do You Think You Are?: The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family History," published by Viking Penguin, is available for purchase at all book stores and on Megan's genealogy website.

About Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak:
Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak is an internationally renowned genealogist, speaker and author, and has consulted for and appeared on Good Morning America, the Today Show, The Early Show, CNN, PBS, NPR, BBC and numerous other shows. The history sleuth who uncovered Michelle Obama’s roots, unearthed the true story of the first Ellis Island immigrant, traced Barack Obama’s roots to Ireland, figured out who would be king of America today (if George Washington had been king instead of president), and discovered the shocking Sharpton-Thurmond connection, is also a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. More about Megan can be found on her official website which contains links to more genealogy information. She can also be found on various social networks including Twitter and Facebook, under the username: megansmolenyak.

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