The Leonard Lopate Show Published by The Leonard Lopate Show Our Ancestry Obsession Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/377092/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Geneatlogical tree (Copyright: pavila / Shutterstock) i Sites like Ancestry.com and 23andMe have exploded in popularity in recent years. Maud Newton explores our obsession with our roots—and the proliferation of amateur genealogists—in her article "America's Ancestry Craze" in the June issue of Harper's.