About Jennifer Dondero

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

Summary of Education and Lecture Experience

My genealogical education is always ongoing. Upcoming and past lectures are listed on the "Upcoming Lectures" page. Email me to request further education details beyond the summary of my genealogical education and lecture experience given below.

Genealogical Education Summary

  • APG Professional Management Conference
  • FGS Conference
  • Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research
  • National Institute on Genealogical Research
  • NGS Conference in the States

Lecture Experience Summary

Lecturing/teaching since 2005. Below are the larger events where I have lectured.
  • NGS Conference in the States
  • RootsTech
  • Fairfax Genealogical Society Annual Conference
  • Georgia Family History Expo
  • NSDAR Member Training Course field class