About Scrappy Gen

Hi, it's Scrappy Gen. In the real world, I'm known as Jennifer Shoer.

The Scrappy Genealogist blog is eclectic, just like me! I blog about genealogy, scrapbooking and family history. 


In 1987 I graduated with a BA in Russian from the University of New Hampshire. For fourteen years I taught part time in our local Hebrew school while raising my children. My formal genealogy education began with the Boston University genealogical research course in the spring of 2009 and I continue to broaden my knowledge by attending genealogy conferences and events. 

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy 2012, 2013
International Jewish Genealogy Conference 2010, 2013
NERGC 2011, 2013
Forensic Genealogy Institute FGI 2014

In 2013 I made my genealogy business official with the founding of Reconnecting Relatives, LLC, where I am the managing genealogist. Reconnecting Relatives, LLC provides genealogical research services to individuals, organizations and firms. 

Located in southern New Hampshire, I can easily access records in Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. If you have any questions or need assistance with your own research, please contact me:

Jennifer Shoer

You can also find me in a few other places; 

Twitter @Scrappy Gen