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

After interviewing my great-grandmother, I put the answers she gave in a cardboard box that I kept for over 40 years. Then 20+ years ago, I decided; I can do this; I have the time. That’s when this journey started. Through my 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. You can book time with me through my Calender

Besides my family, I always say that I have three passions: genealogy, genetic genealogy, and photos.

I discovered genetic genealogy in 2010, and although I’m not an expert, I believe my deep dive into the subject and my love of genealogy will help others with their own quest.

I also believe a byproduct of genealogy is family photos, I have my own, but I have received many from cousins and inheriting my parent’s collection. So I’ve learned how to sort, organize, and share my photos, and I can help you.

I hope you’ll follow my blog and my journey, and this will help you learn about genealogy, genetic genealogy, and how to preserve your photos.

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If you need more immediate help be sure to check out my “Work with the Hound” tab.

You can also find us on Facebook at Hound on the Hunt. 

On Instagram as familyhisthound

On Twitter as @familyhisthound

Youtube as Ellen Thompson-Jennings

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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