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Devon Lee
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Ancestors aren't the only folks worth writing about. Seems my post compliments +AmericasFootprints.com s post about Staring a Life Memoir and keeping things simple.   #patienceinallthings   #Memoir  
Being local royalty at Children's Miracle Network was such an honor and a joy. My husband created a monster! I'm working on yet another book! Book writing has become much like the Pringles commercial, "Once you pop, You can't...
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appreciate the mention +Devon Lee. thank you! :) -Joe
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Anyone have Masonic rings in their collection? I'm so blessed these two treasures are in my collection as their journey to me took a strange course. #keepsakes   #photography  
In August 2012, I received two pieces of family treasure that I didn't know existed or would ever become mine. I shared the story of how these two rings came to me on my research trip that year in the post Meeting My Father's...
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Thanks. I didn't know them well but I did learn how much they truly did love each other. I think these photos emphasize them. Thanks for commenting!
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Know anyone in the North, East, or Northeast corner of Houston Texas who might be interested in family history? #familyhistory  
Family History Conference in Houston, Texas April 25, 2015 Howdy y'all. In case you didn't know, I now live in Texas. As such, I now am available to teach family history and scrapbooking classes in the area. My first opportun...
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Awesome. That's great!
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What a wonderful idea... piggy backs on the idea of giving photos stories! 
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I'll be happy to share... I'm in the home stretch of planning a local family history conference and preparing two workshops for that conference. Look for me in May
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If you have a Texas Aggie in your family, have you photographed their Aggie Ring?  Do you have stories of the fellow Ags they've met while wearing their ring? Make sure you have fun telling the stories of your Texas A&M University alum ancestors. #texasfamilyhistory  
In the past four posts, I have shared some of the lessons I have learned with my new dSLR camera. Today, I wish to review something I posted three years ago, the concept of playing and photographing an object from different a...
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Here is my bi-monthly dose of heritage scrapbooking inspiration. What do you think? #heritagescrapbooking  
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Double Feature This week: Post 1 John Townsend of Truro, Franklin County. #Townsend   #FranklinCountyOhio   #familyhistory  
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Another installment of writing tips... this time, writing about the marriage of an ancestor you've never met. #writingtips   #familyhistory   #ancestry  
The response to my post, Writing a Simple Birth Story was wonderful. I hope you were successful as you wrote your first story about an ancestor who is not here to tell their story. Let's continue the process of expanding stor...
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My mother's class ring was a treasure for two generations... her and me! I have photographed the ring and recorded the story. What treasure has affected your family for multiple generations? #familyhistory   #connectinggenerations   #heirlooms  
Yesterday, I shared the importance of photographing all sides of a treasure, especially a ring rich in history and symbolism. Today, these photos are a follow-up to that reasoning. Columbus South High School 1996 Senior Ring ...
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Do you live in the Houston Area? A free family history conference is being held off the Northeast corner of Beltway 8 (Sam Houston Tollway) on April 25th. Register by April 18th to reserve your spot! 
2015 Conference details. When: Saturday, April 25, 2015. Time: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CDT) Where: Summerwood Stake Center – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 14350 North Sam Houston Parkway East Houston, TX 77044. The Houston Summerwood Family History Conference will teach the skills ...
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I just have to share something worthy of a genealogy happy dance! Thank you to the volunteer who helped me learn a little more about the photo of a 'non-relative' in an ancestor's photo album. #timetocelebrate   #gratitude   #collaboration   #genealogy  
I have had two things in my family files for a long time: George Schneitzer, photographed in Columbus, Ohio This image from my 2nd Great Granmother Magdalena (Hoppe) Geiszler's photo album.  And this copy of the baptism of my...
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What a great genealogy find!
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Ever wonder how to start writing your family history? Last year, I participated in +Lynn Palermo's Family History Writing Challenge. I wanted to craft a narrative for my direct ancestors. Once I discovered how to write the simple stories, I was able to add more depth along the way. If you need help starting your first ancestor's story, take a look at this article. #genealogy   #familyhistory   #writingtips  
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Both challenges focus on writing the family stories, which I LOVE. For me,  Amy's would be a way to share what I did in Lynn's challenge. Yet, both challenges are open ended enough to be applicable to anyone. These ladies are amazing!

Best of luck in completing the week challenge. +Jana Last completed it last year and I enjoyed following along.
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Home Educator, Genealogist, Scrabpooker
Skills
managing a home, raising my kids, researching my ancestors, telling my ancestral stories., public speaking
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Gender
Female
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Home educator and patient genealogist
Introduction
I love three things: genealogy, scrapbooking, and my family. Okay, I love more, but the major point of this blog is to share my genealogy research and how I take that research and turn it into something my children can enjoy.

I am a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in business and a minor in journalism. I have been doing family history work since the 90's.


Bragging rights
married in the Dallas Texas Temple, married to the cutest Aggie I know, raising five wonderful children, wrote two books, visiting the ancestral home in Ontario, cooks dinners once a month
Education
  • Texas A&M University
    Marketing, 1996 - 1999
    Graduated with a business degree in marketing and a minor in journalism.
  • Blinn College
    General Studies, 1994 - 1996
    Graduated with my Associates Degree. Served as color guard co-captain in the fall of 1995. Was a scholarship recipient for oboe and flag twirling throughout 1994. Made the All-State Junior College Band.
  • Kempner High School
    High School, 1994
    Graduated cum laude. Served as color guard co-captain for three years. Played oboe for four.
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