Devon Noel Lee

Houston, Texas United States

Phone: 281-552-7288


Contact between 08:00 am to 08:00 pm Central


Vice President for The Humble Area Genealogical Society - Programming, Webmaster & Newsletter Editor
Texas State Genealogy Writing Award 2015
Miss Palestine 1997
Miss San Jacinto Teen USA 1993


  • Beginning Genealogy
  • Digitization, Preservation
  • Downsizing
  • Beginning Genealogy
  • Online Genealogy
  • Brick Wall Busting
  • Writing Family Histories
  • Self-publishing
  • Scrapbooking / Memory Keeping
  • Census Records
  • City Directories
  • Cemetery Research
  • Applied Genealogy Proof Standard
  • Roots Magic

  • Lectures:

    Beginning Genealogy

  • 5 Steps to Starting Genealogy Successfully
  • Where is your Family History Hiding?
  • Applied Genealogy Proof Standard
  • Family History Begins with Stories
  • Setting Genealogy Goals
  • How will you organize your family history discoveries?

  • Organization
  • Downsizing with Family History in Mind
  • Family History for Busy Lives

  • Writing
  • Recipe for Writing Family History
  • Scrapbooks: Purposes & Possibilities
  • Self Publishing Your Family History
  • Writing Compelling Family History
  • Blogging Your Family History
  • Creating Family History Scrapbooks
  • Organizing to Share Family History with Millennials

  • Research
  • Why Two Unrelated Men are Buried in Someone Else's Plot
  • Is Perry the brother of William Townsend? Researching Without Direct Evidence
  • City Directories: A Treasure Chest of Family Stories
  • Synthesize Seven reSources to Bust Brick Walls
  • Untangling a Incorrectly Combined Families - The Methodology and the Tools
  • Finding My Family in Online Records
  • Discovering Family Stories in the US Census
  • Fall in Love With Canadian Census Records
  • Family Tree: The Other Side of Family Search
  • Pruning the Family Tree on Family Search
  • Using More Effectively
  • Why did you change the trees? (Reason Statements on FamilySearch)

  • Preservation
  • Digitizing Grandma's Stuff
  • Photographing Family Treasures for Beginners
  • Photographing Gravestones
  • Preserve Family Legends With FamilySearch
  • Pulling Out the Best Stories When Interviewing Relatives

  • Tools
  • FamilySearch's New Indexing Program
  • Is Roots Magic Right for Me?
  • Using Photoshop Elements for Visual Story Telling
  • Using Pinnacle Studio to Share Family Stories in Video

  • Speaking Conditions:

  • Willing to travel to US and international locations.
  • Available for single or multiple day conferences/seminars
  • Willing to host webinars/online seminars
  • Willing to bring laptop and projector
  • Will supply PDF copy of handouts
  • Most lectures can be adapted as keynote addresses
  • New lectures can be developed on request

  • On Site Presentation Needs:
  • Electrical power
  • Wireless or hard wire internet connection (most lectures can be done without if needed)
  • Microphone and sound amplification appropriate for audience location

  • Remote Presentation Needs:
  • Hardwire internet connection (wireless may be acceptable depending on signal strength)
  • Speaker/sound amplification appropriate for audience

  • Previous Engagements:

  • RootsTech (SLC, UT)
  • BYU Family History Conference (Provo, UT)
  • Genealogy Jamboree (Burbank, CA)
  • Saline County Library (Benton, AR)
  • Massachusetts Society of Genealogy Webinar (MA)
  • Texas State Genealogical Society Family History Conference (Dallas, TX)
  • Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research (Houston, TX)
  • George Memorial Genealogy & Local History Library (Richmond, TX)
  • Hiawatha Public Library (Hiawatha, IA)
  • Kingwood Public Library (Kingwood, IA)
  • Houston Genealogy Forum (Houston, TX)
  • United Daughters of the Confederacy - Local Chapter (Conroe, TX)
  • Daughters of the American Revolution - Local Chapter (Houston, TX)
  • Liberty Genealogical Society (Liberty, TX)
  • Montgomery County Genealogical Society (The Woodlands, TX)
  • The Humble Area Genealogical Society (Humble, TX)
  • Summerwood Family History Conference (Houston, TX)
  • Atascocita-Kingwood Genealogical Society (Humble, TX)
  • Cedar Rapids Family History Conference (Cedar Rapids, IA)

  • Bio:

    High-energy and engaging speaker Devon Noel Lee began genealogy as a teen focused on capturing and preserving family stories. She has authored a memoir and five how-to books, including the popular A Recipe for Writing Family History. Devon is part of the dynamic trio of the Family History Fanatics - with over 150 videos on YouTube and six on-demand webinars. This former beauty queen reported on pageant news for 16 years. She’s a Texas Aggie with degrees in Marketing and Journalism. Currently, Devon is a home educator for five superheroes.

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