Jennifer Alford, PE, PTOE is a Traffic Engineer by day and a professional genealogist and lecturer by night. She lives near Columbus, Ohio and is originally from northern Indiana. She specializes in researching the Midwest states and Jewish resources. As the owner of Jenealogy she creates engaging family history treasures to enhance the bond between generations. Jennifer recently joined the leadership team of The In-Depth Genealogist where she serves as Publisher of Going In-Depth, IDG’s monthly digital magazine and is the author of IDG’s monthly column, Jewish Genealogy.
"If you don't recount your family history, it will be lost. Honor your own stories and tell them too. The tales may not seem very important, but they are what binds families and makes each of us who we are." ~Madeleine L'EngleWhat are your specific genealogical interests?
I love getting to know those I research through their photographs, letters, and stories. It never fails to amaze me when I learn of the adversity overcome by our ancestors and it gives me great hope.What got you into genealogy?
Sadly, it took the loss of all of my remaining biological grandparents in 2008 to bring me to appreciate their stories.Most surprising genealogical find:
Recently I learned that my paternal grandmother went to a technical school after her graduation and worked in a factory during World War II!What family history question would you most like to solve?
I would love to find out where my great-great grandmother, Zipe Soloman Krueger was buried. Rumor has it that she went to Israel to live out her remaining days, but I have yet to find any record of her living or dying there.