I'm Jennifer. I specialize in southern research and untangling the branches of your DNA tree.

Why, yes, those two things do go together! Let me help you put the pieces together between your traditional research and your DNA results.

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“ … Jennifer came highly recommended to me by other DAR members. I knew I needed an expert. I am so happy with what she did. … ”

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You want...

… your family history identified correctly & faster than you can do it yourself.

You can take the time, like I did, to develop your own skills over several years before breaking that brick wall.

Or you can take a shortcut and use my skills.

Did you take a DNA test just to give the testing company money? No!
  • You want to find new ancestors.
  • You dont' want to waste time going in circles.
  • You love genealogy but you're busy!
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About Jennifer Dondero

I'm the author of The Occasional Genealogist blog but I've also been a professional genealogist for over 10 years. With almost 30 years of research experience I can help you find elusive ancestors by bringing your traditional research together with clues from DNA testing. If you're short on time or not quite sure what to do, I can help.

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When you hire me, you get…

Experience, expertise, and efficiency.

You've done some research. You've taken a DNA test. Now you need some help putting the two together. Why choose me?

I've been untangling my southern roots for almost 30 years.

I have over 10 years of professional experience.

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But there's more…


  • I don't just take clients, I also blog for "Occasional Genealogists." That means I understand if you love doing your own genealogy but just don't have enough time!

  • I specialize in southern research, which often means you are related to your DNA matches in more than one way. Yes, that's confusing. I'm used to it.

  • I specialize in using DNA for common genealogical problems, not recent adoptions or recent problems.

Let me help you untangle the branches of your DNA tree and put the pieces together with your traditional research.

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