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Devon Lee
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I am researching the Townsends of Franklin County, Ohio. This series might be of interest to folks with that name or wanted to explore studying the names of people in one place.
Last time, I shared the fact that I'm starting a one name study of Townsends in Franklin County, Ohio. Prior to digging into the study, I shared what I know about William James Townsends family. I have been as reasonably exha...
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Yes.  Be aware a lot of the records on Family Search in the collections category.  Often times these records are not yet included in the Search feature.  The reason for this many of the collections are still in the process of being indexed.  Good luck in your search.
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I love scrapbooking, though I'll admit to prefering digital over paper. Nevertheless, look how I can combine photos and historic writing. Family history meets scrapbooking! Life is so good. #scrapbooking  
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+Devon Lee thanks for the post! Digitizing makes old paper photos shareable and helps preserves them. And for photo crafts, scrapbooking etc. you don't want to cut up rare old pics...so digital is the way to go:)
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With the Writing Challenge in full swing and RootsTech over, I have pondered greatly whether I'm doing enough. May you not look beyond the mark of your efforts to write this month or in the months to come. #inspiration   #writingfamilyhistory  
Inspiration to sustain me as a mother, home educator, and family historian was on my mind today. My desire to inspire family, friends, church members, and complete strangers to be involved in the conscious preservation of the...
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Digital Scrapbooking involves digital photos. I recently purchased a dSLR and I'm documenting my journey discovering how to use this beauty. If you have any tips to improve my photography, I'd love to hear them. If you're a newbie to dSLR camera, feel free to stop by and let's learn together.
The post Photo Friday: New Camera First Attempt shares how I began the switch to a more professional camera. For the first memorabilia photo session, I started with a pearl ring that I received after winning a local beauty pa...
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RootsTech streaming schedule was released while I was traveling home from Disney World. Either I'm really tired from the week long jaunt or things aren't as clear as they could be. Nevertheless, looking forward to catching a few hours of the streamed sessions this week! #rootstech2015
I have been anticipating the Roots Tech streaming schedule since January 1st. Surely previous years would serve as precedent and the schedule would be available about a week or two before the event. I first noticed the stream...
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The first part of my confusion has been resolved. The Roots Tech streaming said it would take place from 8:30 to 10 am with D Joshua Taylor as the featured speaker. The general session would also include Laura Bush and her daughter, but those names were not listed on the RootsTech streaming schedule website. I had felt confusion on how things would play out. Now we have an answer.

At 9 am (mst) the feed blacked out and now a screen shot says the next session is at 10:30 (mst). [Note: this screen shot does have the MST identification.]

So... the Streaming Schedule (https://rootstech.org/streaming-help?lang=eng) would have reduced confusion by indicating video feed would run  from 8:30 to 9 am rather than 10 am.  Thankfully the Ancestry Insider was spot on saying the Bush family presentation would not be streamed live. When my screen went blank, I knew it wasn't my computer or internet connection.
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For those of us who aren't that talented with digital editing, there comes a time when we have to ask... to restore or not to restore? #discussion   #vintagephotos  
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Always a good question.  I found when I scrapbook, I like seeing the old vintage look that dates the image.  So I do not personally restore much.  I have a few that were torn beyond recognition.
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Why organize your family keepsakes? When it's organized you can create cool things like a family history scrapbook. With my files organized, I used my mother's description of my birthday, combined with photos from the event. I have a little piece of mom (who passed away in 2012) with me forever in my projects. 
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The great thing about scrapbooking my personal and family history is that sometimes I don't have to do the journaling. It's already done for me! Thanks mom. #scrapbooklayout   #heritagescrapbook  
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And Roots Tech streaming has gone down. I was prepared for this and I wondered how things would play out. Now we know. Enjoy the Bush family presentation for those who are there live. #rootstech2015  
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For those of you watching RootsTech from home, what are your thoughts about the first day of streamed sessions? #rootstech2015  
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RootsTech Innovator Showdown was pretty cool. I'm not a Twitter users so I couldn't express my thoughts there.
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Making the switch from a compact camera to a dSLR has taught me many lessons. You don't have to use a professional grade camera to take great photos. However, if you're making the leap... let's learn together! #dSLRnewbie   #photography   #heirlooms  
The post Photo Friday: New Camera First Attempt shares how I began the switch to a more professional camera. For the first memorabilia photo session, I started with a pearl ring that I received after winning a local beauty pa...
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I LOVE RootsMagic. The Timeline feature in RM6 is AMAZING. I couldn't have written my narrative family history without the powerful program. Now... to transition to RM7. #testimonial #genealogy
Jumping in without an outline to write another story or teach another class Whenever I have a grand idea to write a book or teach a family history workshop, I start recording all of my ideas and writing out things I will say...
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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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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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