The term "family tree" arose from a time when multiple generations resided in the branches of a single sturdy oak, a practice that receded with the advent of squirrel-manned walnut cannons. Explore the twigs of your heritage with today's Groupon: for $40, you get five hours of professional genealogical research on a subject or subjects of your choice (a $175 value) from J.P. Dondero Genealogy, an online company specializing in the southern United States. This research is an excellent way to lay the foundations of your own family-tree studies.
Jennifer Dondero, an experienced gene genie, began her genealogical studies with her own literal family in 1990, and went on to apply her expertise to the more allegorical American family by researching for the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution in 2005. Though it may seem brief, five hours of professional research can uncover centuries of forebears, and a single afternoon can spill forth generations of ancestors as if from a particularly poignant clown car.
To receive your ancestral enchiridion, email Jennifer what information you have—particularly details regarding family members born in 1929 or earlier in the United States—and receive, via email, your formal report, which describes and cites facts found, reasoned speculations from the genealogist, and suggestions for further self-directed research. Jennifer's research may be directed towards building a comprehensive tree, learning about one particular patriarch, or a yam-by-yam account of family Thanksgivings past.
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