Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Cold Cases: Genealogists, Coroners & the FBI by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak

March 28, 2011 - Stromsburg, NE (delivered live via Skype) - Stromsburg Library - "Cold Cases: Genealogists, Coroners & the FBI" - 7:00-8:30 p.m. (please contact the library for more information)

With over a decade's experience working forensics cases for the U.S. Army, Megan realized that "reverse genealogy" techniques could be used to help others seeking to find living people associated with past events or deceased individuals. This provoked her to cold-call several coroners' offices to volunteer her services. Come hear how her individual efforts eventually snowballed into the creation of Unclaimed Persons, a virtual, worldwide group of genealogists who have cracked over 230 cases to date. Peek behind the scenes at a couple of her most challenging cases — and into her latest initiative, helping the FBI with Civil Rights cold cases.
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