Author: Devon Noel Lee

Devon Noel Lee is passionate about capturing and preserving family stories so no one alive today has to be researched, or forgotten, tomorrow. She has authored 6 how-to books, a memoir, two published family history biographies, and over 60 family scrapbooks. She's an enthusiastic speaker who energizes, encourages, and educates at the same time.
RootsTech Meet-Ups
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Meet-Ups at RootsTech 2019

Conference meetups are fun ways to connect and belong. RootsTech featured many meet-ups, some we attended and some we missed with a sad heart. Did you attend any while at RootsTech 2019? Genealogy Business Alliance Meet-Up The Genealogy Business Alliance meet-up is special as a business owner. Andy and I can connect with vendors, away […]

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Ancestry Breakfast at RootsTech
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Ancestry Breakfast at RootsTech 2019

Wednesday morning of RootsTech kicked off with a cheerful breakfast hosted by Ancestry.com. Their CEO Margo Georgiadis, who joins the company from previously serving as CEO of Mattel Inc, welcomed us. With a tech industry background, Margo says she’s excited to join her passion for genealogy with her career as CEO. Many of Ancestry’s product […]

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Improve Your Scrapbook Layout With Anchoring
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How Anchoring Can Improve Your Scrapbook Layout

When I started scrapbooking, I just stuck pictures on a page without caring about design. As I learned more about page layouts, I discovered a quick trick that changed everything about my pages and it will improve your pages too. It’s called ANCHORING!!! Many pages all over the internet in scrapbook galleries and in Facebook […]

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RootsTech Ambassador Dinner
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RootsTech 2019 Ambassador Dinner

RootsTech 2019 took place in Salt Lake City, Utah from 27 February to 2 March. The Family History Fanatics served as Ambassadors and this year we attended the pre-conference Ambassador Dinner. The RootsTech Ambassador’s Dinner Once again, I served RootsTech as an Ambassador. This year Andy and I could attend the Ambassador dinner to visit […]

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Traveling Challenges While Disabled
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Traveling to RootsTech 2019 While Disabled

RootsTech 2019 took place in Salt Lake City, Utah from 27 February to 2 March. The Family History Fanatics attended with great enthusiasm but first, we had to travel. I have an injured leg which complicated matters. Challenges Traveling With a Leg Injury Traveling to Salt Lake City this year had a few challenges, namely […]

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Review What You Know
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Become a Better Research By Reviewing What You Know

Peer reviewing is the most important part of analyzing the research that you encounter or receive from others. However, it’s important that you evaluate your own work before you head off on a research quest. In the video Developing a Research Question, I explained the need to add specifics to your research question so you […]

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Genealogy 101

How do I track down a birth date for an ancestor?

Question: What is your methodology for tracking down a birth date for an ancestor? – Newbie in Crawford, Nebraska Answer: Great question. Additionally, you don’t have to be a newbie to wonder about the best procedure for tracing down a fact like this. Before I answer the question, ask yourself, how deep do you want […]

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10 Tips for RootsTech 2019
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10 Tips for Having a Great Time at RootsTech 2019

One week from today, RootsTech 2019 kicks off at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. As I’m packing my bags, I’m making plans and check it twice in hopes that I’ll have a fantastic experience. Let’s chat out what’s new and how to plan for next week’s event. If you’re interested, […]

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Why Speakers Sell During Conference Workshops
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Why do speakers try to sell to me at genealogy conferences?

When I attend genealogy conferences, such as RootsTech, why do speakers try to sell me on their products and services? Aren’t they getting paid? I attend the conferences to learn, not be sold to.

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Genealogy 101
Genealogy 201

What to do when the town name is wrong?

Viewer Question: What do you do, when researching an ancestor, and you find his birthplace listed as a certain town that you know for a fact the town was not even established till a good 20 years or so after their birth? When researching your family history, you will run into errors and you have […]

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10 Online Resources eGuide