About Us

Jennifer Patterson Dondero, genealogist

Genealogical Experience


I have been researching my own family since 1990. From my academic studies I became experienced with technology and applied this to genealogy (academic degrees are listed in the last section of this page).


In 2005 I began working as a professional genealogist. For two and a half years I worked as a genealogist for the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). This experience exposed me to research from across the country and from the Revolution to modern times. I was already experienced, from my own research, in genealogical problem solving but reviewing lineage applications required me to solve brick walls and analytical problems using an extremely wide array of records. In 2008 I made the decision to leave NSDAR and begin working for myself as a professional genealogist.

Academic (Non-Genealogical) Degrees

BA Math/Economics, History minor, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia
MS Operations Research, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta,Georgia

Member, Association of Professional Genealogists

APG Memeber
Georgia Chapter, Association of Professional Genealogists

Tips and Hints for DIY Genealogists,
who are short on time
APG Memeber
by Jennifer Dondero