This may sound unusual, but I have known from a young age that I was connected to history. I knew by high school that I would go to college to get a history degree. So I did.
Hello, my name is Jenna and I have a genealogy problem.
There is where life always surprises you. I actually went to work in various libraries. I enjoyed helping people and recommending books, because lets be honest, you have to enjoy reading to love history. So I worked in libraries while working on my genealogy on the side. This was something that always kinda burned inside. I always wanted to work on my lineage and always know more. Fast forward a couple of years and here I am working at where I graduated- the University of Memphis. The archives was always such a draw, and it finally captured me. Not to brag but I love my job! I am an archival assistant and I get to document and preserve history every day. It is amazing. But doing this makes me want to work more and more on my own history so I can tell my daughter about the people and places she comes from. This burning desire is how we go to be here….so began the Southern Family Detective dear reader.
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