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Devon Lee
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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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A follow-up to the popular post "The Step Before We Search For Cousins." #genealogy  
In "The Step Before We Search For Cousins," I mentioned that before we tell people to look for cousins  they need to be told "Prove It." Now, I don't mean to be critical of anyone's campaign to involve more folks into family ...
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A free Family History Conference will be held April 25, 2015 in Houston, Texas. Visit HoustonFamilySearch.com/Summerwood for more details. Looking forward to seeing you there! #familyhistoryconference   #HoustonTx  
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We just had a Family History Conference here this past Saturday.  I wasn't able to go but my Hubby went and it was excellent...He learned a ton.  Have fun.
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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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A lot of positive vibes are being presented to seek our cousins and I dig that. Unfortunately, there is a step before you head off to search for your cousins that you must not over look. #beginningfamilyhistory #familysearch  
For many, family history isn't worth doing because 'it's all be done'. In recent years, a counter to that argument has been, “then search for your cousins” or “you're work isn't done until you can tell me how we're related.” ...
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If you have pictures you haven't added, you aren't done.  If you know stories you can tell, you aren't done.  I know, I am in that stage now, with many stories floating in my mind and memory.  Let us not forger the stories of our lives, our parents, and grandparents.  Remember what you were told and what you experienced.  I am 68, and my parents and grandparents told me stories.  That will be lost when I make my final journey home,  That is true for many of us.  You cannot enter your own personal history, but you can "journal" daily,  with a special journal for stories of your journey.  Make it easy for your children and grandchildren.  Also organize your photos, etc.
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Much has been said in recent years about involving youth in family history and genealogy and having them teach the 'older folks.' The question I have, and would love to hear from others, is "Who teaches the youth?" Also, is this only a LDS problem or do folks of other faiths (or non-faiths) feel the same sentiments. #curiousabout   #genealogy   #youth  
I watched the Leader and Consultant Training session of Family Discovery Day held in conjunction with RootsTech. The session provided a lot of encouragement on how LDS church leaders can focus their energies on incorporating ...
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I'm definitely the one teaching my child about our family history, not vice versa. I grew up primarily Presbyterian, though I don't see faith as playing into this endeavor for me. As an adult, I am quite spiritual but not affiliated with any organized religion. Rather, I'm teaching her about our family history because I truly believe that one can't know or appreciate where she's going if she doesn't know who, what, and where she came from. Also, I want her to appreciate and respect what those before her sacrificed and accomplished to make it possible for her to have the life she lives today.
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Home Educator, Genealogist, Scrabpooker
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managing a home, raising my kids, researching my ancestors, telling my ancestral stories., public speaking
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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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