My name is Ellen Thompson-Jennings, and I’m the self-proclaimed Family History Hound.

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My journey into genealogy began in my teens when I interviewed my great-grandmother using questions from a book. I worked on my genealogy for a time, but then children came along, and life got busy, so I put the answers she gave in a cardboard box that I kept for over 40 years. Then, 20+ years ago, I decided I could 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 I like to showcase tools for genealogy and DNA and some of the fun things I think you’ll like. I also offer my services through my store, and you can see the services I provide HERE. Or, if you like, you can book time with me to discuss your project through my Calendar.

My life revolves around three main passions: genealogy, genetic genealogy, and preserving my family history.

I discovered genetic genealogy in 2010. Since then, I’ve tested each of my parents as well as their siblings. If their siblings were no longer alive, I then tested my cousins. This extensive testing across various DNA companies, coupled with training from experts in genetic genealogy, has equipped me to assist others in uncovering their roots through DNA. My deep dive into genetic genealogy can help you.

My expertise in genetic genealogy has enabled me to help adoptees find their biological families and help others learn more about themselves and their families through their DNA.

A natural extension of genealogy is the preservation and organization of family photos. Having amassed a significant collection of my own photos, alongside those received from cousins and inherited from my parents, I’ve become proficient in sorting, organizing, and sharing these precious memories.

If you need assistance with genetic genealogy or photo organization, feel free to book a 15-minute one-on-one session with me on my Calendar to discuss your project.

I hope you’ll follow my blog and my journey.

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If you’d like to organize your photos, you may want to join my Facebook group called Getting My Poop In A Group.

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

Note:  From time to time, I provide links to products and/or services that 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. A portion of the monies earned from the affiliate marketing is donated to the Alzheimer’s Society and fund The DNA Angel Project™.

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