Devon Noel Lee, A Patient Genealogist, teaches others to patiently capture and preserve their family history so their families will know their history. Patient Genealogists use modern research tools to organize research, digital solutions to preserve records and artifacts, and shares family discoveries and stories to many forms, including scrapbooking.
About Devon Noel Lee
Growing up, the walls of my family home were filled with sepia toned photos of my ancestors. My mother lovingly told me the stories of each relative who watched me grow into adulthood. Besides her few stories, I did not really know these ancestors that were all deceased long before I arrived on the stage of life.
The walls of my home are not adored with these relatives for my children to see. Their stories are quickly lessening in importance than the characters of Star Wars or the S.H.E.I.L.D. alliance. After 20 years of research, it is time for that to change. With no more children in diapers, I can patiently capture and preserve the stories of my ancestors so they may occasionally ask to hear the stories of my hot bread delivery truck Grandpa or the great-great grandfather who was blinded in the Civil War.
Devon Noel Lee is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in business and a minor in journalism. She has over 20 years of experience in genealogical research and has maintained A Patient Genealogist since 2009. Additionally, she has self-published how-to books available through Amazong.com: Power Scrapbooking - Get Caught Up, No Matter Your Scrapbooking Style; Create a Family History Scrapbook Digitally in 12 Simple Steps, and 21st Century Family Historian.
Teaching others to be active in family history and memory preservation thrills Devon to no end. She has presented at Family History Conferences, local libraries, church meetings, and local genealogical societies in Iowa and Texas on story writing, scrapbooking, collaborative genealogy, photographing gravestones, digitizing memorabilia, getting started in family history, using FamilySearch, and other topics. She's available for presenting in the Texas area.