About

I am Desperately Seeking Surnames and the families behind them.

Jenna at Desperately Seeking Surnames
Jenna
After losing my parents in 2001 my ancestral quest began. While reviewing their documents, questions started to pile up, who was this, who was that, etc. Ultimately, I decided I would try to get the answers to these questions and find my ancestors. I have been working my way back in time ever since.

Genealogy has turned into a life-long hobby that I'm very passionate about. While I've no plans to become a professional researcher, I do enjoy volunteering with several organizations to surround myself with the entire business of genealogy.
  • Missouri State Genealogical Association
    • At-Large Director 2015
    • Awards Committee Chair
    • NGS 2015 Exhibit Committee Chair
In 2013 I founded the Facebook Group and G+ Community The Genealogists Marketing Sourcebook. Sharing my knowledge of small business and B2B marketing strategies and tactics, allows me to segue from my professional life into my personal interests.

If genealogy wasn't enough of a time consuming/money grabbing hobby, I have a love for paper and vinyl crafting as well. I am the proud owner of a Cricut Explore and vinyl is my favorite medium for making home decor items.

If you have questions or insights into any of my surnames I would love to hear from you.