In May 2022 it was announced that the identity of a 1991 murder victim in El Dorado, Arkansas, had finally been found. Michael was part of the team that made the identification. One of the most well-known Jane Doe victims, many had tried to identify her since she was murdered by her ex-boyfriend. She’s even had her own Wikipedia page for years. 

The team was led by Yolanda McClary, and Michael discovered Kelly’s birth father. Read more on Little Rock’s Channel 11 and get even more details on Yolanda’s blog, Closing the Case.

Michael was interviewed in September 2021 by journalist Darren Tobia for an article in Jersey Digs about a cemetery restoration in Jersey City, New Jersey. 

During Pride Month in June 2021, Michael recorded this video about finding his gay Uncle Arthur for

Genealogy Quick Start

In October 2020 Michael was a guest of Shamele Jordon and Michael John Neil discussing New England and Migration clues.

Genealogy Connection

Michael joined Drew Smith again for the Genealogy Connection podcast, discussing his recently published first volume in the Benjamin Franklin’s Family series of the family genealogy, which went live on 21 November 2019.

Boston Sunday Review

Michael joined Boston radio host Mat Schaffer on the Boston Sunday Review (98.5 FM) to answer questions about genealogy and family history on 24 March 2019.

Genealogy Connection

Michael appeared on the Genealogy Connection podcast on 6 February 2018, discussing genealogical research, writing, publishing, and education with host Drew Smith.

The Genealogy Professional Podcast

Michael was interviewed by Marian Pierre-Louis for The Genealogy Professional Podcast, discussing his career and experiences as a professional genealogist in September 2017.



Michael’s first national press interview was with Margaret Hornblower for her article “Genealogy: Roots Mania” published in Time 19 April 1999.