Genealogical Research In the News

Death and Taxes: Melinde Lutz Byrne and Sharon Sargent quoted in Newsweek

Jan 9th, 2014

Melinde Lutz Byrne, director of the genealogical research program at MET’s Center for Professional Education, and forensic researcher and former CPE genealogical instructor Sharon Sargent, were recently quoted in Newsweek. In the article, they discuss why the proposal to limit or block access to the “Death Master File” will not stop tax fraud.

Read more in Newsweek…

CPE's Advanced Forensic Genealogy instructor—and former rocket scientist—profiled in Duke Magazine

May 15th, 2013

Colleen Fitzpatrick solves historical mysteries, deciphering centuries-old records and spelunking through the past, near and distant, like a time-traveling gumshoe. Read the entire article.

Boston University’s Genealogical Research Program Receives ACE College Credit Recommendation

August 15th, 2012

The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has recommended three semester hours in the graduate degree category for Boston University’s Genealogical Research program. Learn more about how this benefits current and prospective students or read the full press release.

Genealogical Research TAs Profiled in APG Quarterly

June 14th, 2012

The Association of Professional Genealogists' newsletter, APG Quarterly, recently profiled two of the Genealogical Research Program's teaching assistants. Find out more about Rob Stanhope and Julie Michutka, what they're currently working on, and how they're involved with CPE's Genealogical Research Program.

Melinde Byrne, discussing the complexity of modern family trees

July 6th, 2011

Melinde Lutz Byrne, Director of Boston University's Genealogical Research Certificate program, was on National Public Radio today discussing the changing American family and it impact on tracing family trees. She was also quoted in a New York Times article discussing the complexity of modern family trees.

Listen to the conversation or read the full article on the New York Times.

Genealogical Research to Help Solve Cold Case

April 17th, 2011

Director of the Genealogical Research Program, Melinde Lutz Byrne, works on a 40-year-old case with the Bedford Police Department and detectives for the Cold Case Unit of the New Hampshire Department of Justice.

Read the full article from the New Hampshire Union Leader.

Marshall Township woman's expertise in digging up roots merits national award

August 12th, 2010

Photo by Linli Ng

Center for Professional Education instructor Elissa Scalise Powell recently received the society's President's Citation at the National Genealogical Society's annual conference in Salt Lake City. This award recognizes Powell's tremendous contributions to the field of Genealogical Research.

Read the full article from Your North Hills.

Read the press release from the National Genealogical Society.

Exploring the History in Our Blood

April 29th, 2010

An article on BU Today notes the rising popularity of Genealogical Research. The article features a number of videos of Boston University students and the history each found while researching his or her ancestry. The first of these videos appears below.

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See the full article on BU Today.

Tree climbing is her specialty

March 28th, 2009

Melinde Sanborn, Director of the Genealogical Research program, was featured in a story by the Union Leader on Genealogical Research.

Find the full article in the Union Leader's archives.

Hoax Buster

March 6th, 2009

Genealogical Research Instructor Sharon Sergeant was featured in this season's edition of Bostonia, BU's online magazine. The article follows Sergeant's investigation into the incredible love story born in the darkness of the Holocaust detailed in Herman Rosenblat's memoir Angel at the Fence: The True Story of a Love That Survived.

Read the full article on Bostonia.

Melinde Sanborn Roots Television Interview

September 15th, 2008

Director of the Genealogical Research program Melinde Sanborn appeared in an interview with Roots Television at the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference 2008. In the interview she discusses being a Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists and new genealogical research methods.