What do you want help with?
Choose this if you want help with research. DNA can also be involved but you want help with more than just DNA.
In the wrong place? Here are the other two options you could have selected.
You want to start genealogical research into your family and you do not have any existing research (that includes not having any research done by a relative).
If you have research done by a relative or someone else which you'll be starting with, click the "Existing Research" button below, instead.
This option is for either of two situations.
You've taken a DNA test and need help understanding the results.
You want to take a DNA test (or have relatives take a DNA test) and you only want to focus on DNA with your "map."
What do you need help with?
Select this option if you are looking for help with a complete DAR application.
If you need help with a specific problem or a complete supplemental, select this option.
This includes anything DAR-related other than research for a complete application.
What do you need help with? Where are you starting from?
Choose the above for DAR only, for any other lineage society, choose one of the other two options.
You have no research to start with. You may have taken a DNA test, though.
If you have existing research to be reviewed, even if someone else did it, choose this option.
Genetic genealogy and family history services.
Have you been lost?
Don't know which way to turn to find your family history?
Confused by your DNA results?
Let me help you map out a path for your genealogy journey.
Learning about your family history can be so rewarding. Whether you love the challenge of the genealogical chase or prefer the results at the end, sometimes you need help along the way.
Just because they are your ancestors doesn't mean you already have the time, knowledge, or skills to find them.
Hiring a professional genealogist can complement your own skills and abilities or provide skills you don't have time to develop right now.
-J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
Genealogy is an incredibly complex subject. After all, it's made up of one of the most complex and unique "things" out there, people.
Genealogy can't be condensed down into an Internet search, a cheek swab, or a barcode.
If you want to find the unique individuals in your family tree, you'll need to find the clues they left behind.
I can help you with full-scale projects, small analytical challenges, or getting started discovering your family history.
Technology has given us a new tool for our genealogical toolbox. Using DNA for family history is all the rage but that doesn't make it faster or easier than traditional research. It's still another tool.
As with any tool, it takes time to learn to properly use it.
I can help you incorporate DNA into your genealogy or focus on this new technology.
If you're getting started you don't need to choose between traditional and DNA. They go hand-in-hand and I can help you with both.
© 2019 Jennifer Dondero