Jennifer Randolph, Professional Genealogist.

From ancestral research and DNA testing advising to document transcription and record lookups, Jennifer can help you get further in your journey of family discovery! Simple lookups and document retrievals start at $25 an hour, general family history research and genetic genealogy services (e.g., development of DNA testing plans and interpretation of results) start at $70 an hour (plus expenses). Contact us for a complementary initial consultation and more detailed pricing information, or to discuss investigative genetic genealogy services.

Jennifer has been engaged in genealogical research for over fifteen years, having first focused on her own family's history, then working with friends and extended family before opening her professional practice. Her background includes a B.A. in Anthropology, an M.Sc. in Epidemiology, and extensive experience as a Research Scientist for the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Jennifer has trained formally in genealogical research, holding certificates in Genealogical Research from Boston University and Genetic Genealogy from Excelsior College. She has completed ProGen 32, and has served as a Facilitator for the Boston University Genealogical Research certificate program and as faculty for the Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research in Georgia.  Jennifer serves as a forensic genealogist volunteer for the DNA Doe Project. Rigorous ongoing study includes attendance at classes, conferences, seminars, and major genealogy institutes.   

Jennifer enjoys working closely with clients and strives to set realistic research goals collaboratively, taking into account each client's unique priorities. All work is performed in accordance with the Association of Professional Genealogists' Code of Ethics, the Board for Certification of Genealogists' Genealogy Standards, and the National Genealogical Society Guidelines, ensuring professionalism and quality.  Whether you're looking to extend the reach of your family tree, or better understand the results of a modern DNA test, see how Jennifer can help you strengthen your connection with relatives past.

Education and Awards

  • B.A. Anthropology, State University of New York, Potsdam and M.Sc. Epidemiology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario

  • Certificate Holder, Boston University's Genealogical Research Certificate Program, Boston

  • Certificate Holder, Excelsior College's Genetic Genealogy Program, Albany

  • Winner, Ancestry ProGenealogists Scholarship, 2017

  • Genealogical Institute on Federal Records, July 2017

  • Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, Advanced Genetic Genealogy, July 2017

  • ProGen 32 completed March 2018

  • Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research, Advanced Methodology & Evidence Analysis, June 2018