About Jenny

I dabbled in genealogy while I was still in high school, but I have been working on my genealogy in earnest (albeit in fits and starts) since around 1990, when my grandfather passed away and I inherited his research.  My approach to my research has evolved exponentially since those days (read: I actually appear to know what I’m doing now), and I am currently enrolled in ProGen 24.

I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Chattanooga State Community College with an AAS in Paralegal Studies in 2011.  I work full-time in a small law firm in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  But my true passion is writing and research.

I am a regular contributor to the Chattanooga Delta Genealogy Society’s blog Off-Shoots, the In-Depth Genealogist blog, and the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ blog FGS Voice.  I also author the “Getting Started” column in the In-Depth Genealogist’s digital magazine Going In-Depth.

Other Published Works

“Working for a Living: Exploring Your Ancestors’ Occupation” Fall 2012 issue of Southern Roots & Shoots

“Just How Valuable Are Census Records?” Winter 2012 issue of Southern Roots & Shoots

“Genealogy and Social Media” Spring 2013 issue of Southern Roots & Shoots

“Exciting New Feature in FamilySearch Catalog” October 2014 issue of the Florida State Genealogical Society Newsletter Florida Lines


National Genealogical Society
Chattanooga Delta Genealogical Society (Editor)
Tri-State Genealogical Society (Indiana)
Association of Professional Genealogists