Genealogist helps army identify remains of an airman killed in 1946

Megan Smolenyak, an incredibly talented genealogist was involved in tracing the identity of airman Staff Sgt. Zoltan Dobovich.  “To link remains to an individual, the military relies on matches of mitochondrial DNA, which passes from the maternal line. Once a sample is obtained, it is sent to the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory in Honolulu for comparison to the remains.”  To read the rest of the article,written by Joseph A. Gambardello go to http://articles.philly.com/2013-01-01/news/36081151_1_carlton-dobovich-megan-smolenyak-genealogist

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