Megan Smolenyak and her Roots Adventure to meet with Annie Moore

Aonghus O'Broin, Parish Secretary looks on as Megan Smolenyak, genealogical adventurer, is clearly pleased as she prepares to make a photographic record of the baptism of Annie Moore on 25th. May 1874

Photos JK

Megan, Chief Family Historian of and President of Roots is flanked by Aonghus O'Broin and Tim McCoy, (Scoil Oilibheir), mentor to the student film, 'From Cork to New York' which tells the story of Annie Moore

Megan Smolenyak, (who also has Irish roots) was visiting Cork City Hall, and stopped off at St. Patrick's Church to view the Parish Records.

As part of her unusual occupation and scholarship, Megan has researched the story of Annie Moore (formally of the Old Youghal Road, in this Parish) who was the first person to pass through Ellis Island, USA

Megan is also credited with establishing President Barack Obama's Co. Offaly ancestery.

For more on Annie Moore and Megan's work see

(Link connection by permission of Megan Smolenyak)

Immediate access to Megan's Cork Adventure, clink on links below