The In-Depth Genealogist is a woman owned publishing company which provides educational resources for the genealogical community.

The In-Depth Genealogist provides an active blog, monthly digital magazine, books and research guides, community chats and a world wide event calendar. We share our knowledge and experience in a friendly, approachable, and entertaining way. Please make sure to find us on you social media of choice, Facebook Twitter, Google + and YouTube.

Who We Are

Terri O'Connell (Finding Our Ancestors), Shannon Combs-Bennett (T2 Family History)Jennifer Alford (Jenealogy), and Heather Reed are the faces behind The In-Depth Genealogist. However, they couldn't do what they do without their writers, contributors, and supporters. Terri is working as a professional genealogist. Shannon is a graduate of Indiana University and has a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a focus on genetics which she uses to help others understand their DNA results as part of her business. Shannon also lectures on many topics from genetic genealogy to methodology and writes for publication. In her day job, Jennifer is a Professional Engineer focused on traffic and by night works as a genealogist, specializing in Jewish genealogy research and designing beautiful ways to share your research. Heather completed a B.A. and Political Science with a minor in History.

How We Came to Be

The In-Depth Genealogist originally began as an email newsletter for Stephanie Pitcher Fishman's Corn and Cotton Genealogy written by various genealogists. What started as a small monthly newsletter became part of a larger idea when Terri volunteered to help Stephanie with an upcoming issue, and Jen Baldwin contributed on both The Family Atlas and Featured Genealogist columns. Jennifer completed the team in February 2013. Little did they all know, The In-Depth Genealogist would become so much more to each of them.  As IDG has grown, the challenges of balancing our many hats resulted in Stephanie and Jen's decision to leave the leadership team.  They are now quite busy with their own businesses and family lives.   We were sad to see them go, but we each have to choose our own paths in life.  Recently to fill the void and help the Leadership Team move onward Jennifer and Terri invited Shannon to join them. Recently they added Heather Reed to the team due to her educational background in online learning. Now Jennifer, Shannon, Heather, and Terri split the workload in putting out a monthly magazine and keeping up with blog and more!