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.
How to Set up a File for Family History Writing
Software
Writing Family History

How to Set Up A File to Write About Your Ancestors

Writing makes you a better researcher in genealogy, but how can you set yourself up for success? If you set up your files in such a way you’re ready to write as you make new discoveries about your ancestor, you will be better prepared to not only write but also have your content nearly formatted […]

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14 June 2019 This week in genealogy videos
DNA
Genealogy 201
YouTube

Your Genealogy Video Playlist for 14 June 2019

New genealogy videos this week ask whether your parents are genetically related, discuss the value of genealogy research plans, and more. Genetic Genealogy Videos Additional DNA related videos this week include: AncestryDNA Matches color coding, How to get around the 24 color limit! – DNA Family Trees How to Upload DNA to GEDmatch Genesis and […]

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Fundamentals of Genealogy Research Plans
Genealogy 201
Online Research
YouTube

The Fundamentals of Genealogy Research Plans

Research plans, like citations, scare a lot of beginning genealogists but they shouldn’t. Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, shared the fundamentals of genealogy research plans with us during a recent visit. When you want to transition from being a casual genealogist to someone more serious, research plans often come into the equation. Otherwise, we’re using the […]

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Amy Johnson Crow tips for donating your genealogy research
Organizing Research
Preserving
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5 Tips for Donating Your Genealogy

What do we do with stuff that we need to downsize but can no longer (or don’t want to) take care of? Amy Johnson Crow shared five fantastic tips on donating your genealogy to archives and libraries. Amy says, what we do with our stuff is the, “$64,000 question.” 1. We have to ORGANIZE! (Yikes) […]

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How to Evaluate a Death Record
Genealogy 201

How to evaluate a death record for an ancestor

In genealogy research, we move from record to record building a case about our ancestors. When working with records with sparse genealogical information, how can you determine a record pertains to your research question? Moreover, how can we evaluate whether a death record pertains to our ancestor? Research Question When and where did Martha (Gordon) […]

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The latest genealogy video releases from YouTube of the week of 7 June 2019
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14 Genealogy Videos to Enjoy This Week!

Fourteen genealogy videos hit the YouTube platform this week and you’ll want to give them a view. (Any of you know the psychology of numbers and wish I could have found 1 more to make a ’round’ 15?) Latest from Family History Fanatics on YouTube I enjoyed interviewing Amy Johnson Crow, of the Generations Cafe […]

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Record Love Stories Worth Remembering
Writing Family History

Record the Love Stories That Are Worth Remembering

Roses, chocolates, romantic getaways, and jewelry often top the list for expressions of the heart in love stories and romance movies. However, I have great-grandparents that exemplify true, lasting love – no merchandise required. Their story is worth recording, as are the love stories in your family history. Evaline Was Previously Engaged To understand George […]

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Genealogy Methodology - Who Married Charles Stahl
Brick Walls

Which Sister Married Charles? – Genealogy Research

Genealogy research questions come in three varieties: events, relationships and biographical information. Today, I will examine a relationship question to determine, “Who married Charles H Stahl on 12 Apr 1883 in Franklin, Ohio, United States. Begin With a Supporting Document in Your Genealogy Research In this marriage record for Charles Stall, we read that he married […]

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May 31 Genealogy Video Round Up
YouTube

13 Family History Videos to Watch Now

This week, a history channel released a “test your skill” video about life in the 1880s, Ancestry.com released two videos (boy have we missed Crista online), and we asked people if they could identify who first colonized New York! All this and more in our genealogy videos on YouTube round up! Genealogy Tips 15 Quick […]

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When to Ask Questions During Workshops
Appearances
Editorial
Fun with Family History

When should you ask questions during genealogy conferences?

Imagine that you’re at an in-person genealogy conference and you’re in a workshop. You might be wondering, “If I have a question, when should I ask the presenter?” Is it possible to know your answer before the presentation begins? I have read ‘how to give great presentation’ tips on a variety of websites as I’ve […]

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