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Hi, I'm Jennifer!

Professional Genealogist near Boston, MA


Jennifer L. Smith, PLCGS, is a professional genealogist with expertise in both traditional documentary and genetic genealogical research techniques. Her career in the biopharmaceutical industry provided a foundation in the science of DNA which is directly applicable to genetic genealogy.  Jennifer provides comprehensive family history research projects for clients including genetic genealogy when applicable, consultations on research problems or DNA analysis, and coaching for developing genealogists.  

Jennifer has been doing family history research for herself, friends and family for over 30 years, having been introduced to genealogy by her mother as a teenager. She began researching seriously over 20 years ago, pursuing more comprehensive research, and attending genealogical conferences and seminars to continuously improve her research and analysis skills. Jennifer’s work on her Revolutionary era Smith family has been published as part of a research project by the eminent New England Historic Genealogical Society. 


Academic Degrees: B.S., M.S., Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering)
National Institute of Genealogical Studies: Professional Learning Certificate in American Records and Methodology
Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh: Advanced DNA Evidence course July 2020
Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh: Get Your Hands Dirty! A Workshop in Land and Property Records course July 2021


“Elijah Smith,” Western Massachusetts Families in 1790.
Original Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012.


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Research Specialties

New England
Great Lakes region
DNA analysis and evaluation



Association of Professional Genealogists
New England Historic and Genealogical Society
National Genealogical Society
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
Ontario Genealogical Society