My name is Ellen Thompson-Jennings and I’m the creator of the Family History Hound.

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After interviewing my great-grandmother;  I put the answers she gave in a cardboard box that I kept for over 30 years. Then 18 years ago I decided; I can do this, I have the time. That’s when this journey started. Through family history I’ve discovered numerous cousins, I’ve learned who my ancestors were and in some cases why they did the things they did. Along the way I started my store; Shop the Hound where we like to showcase tools for genealogy and some of the fun things I think you’ll like.  On this journey, I discovered a passion for genetic genealogy and although I’m not an expert I think my deep dive into the subject may help others with their quest.

So please follow my blog and my journey to find out more about genealogy and genetic genealogy.


Note:  From time to time I provide links to products and/or services which I believe may be of interest to my readership. In some cases, the links are affiliate links to products and services that I fully endorse  and a portion of the monies earned from the affiliate marketing is donated to the Alzheimer’s Society and to fund The DNA Angel Project™


Hound on the Hunt has been selected by Feedspot as one of the Top 100 Genealogy Blogs on the web



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