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I - Getting Started

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II - Using Online Resources

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III - Gathering Key Records

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IV - Exploring Further

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V - Sharing Information

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Debbie Duay, Ph.D.

Debbie Duay received her Ph.D. in Adult Education from Florida Atlantic University.  She has over 20 years of experience in researching and teaching genealogy, and she is a Florida State Society DAR Honorary State Regent.  She also serves as the National Vice Chairman for French Canadian Specialty Research.  Debbie has served as the Florida State Regent, State Vice Regent, State Second Vice Regent, State Organizing Secretary, State Chairman of the Chapter Development and Revitalization Commission, State Chairman of the Lineage Research Committee, and State Chairman of the Volunteer Genealogists Committee.

Debbie has helped over 500 people join the DAR and SAR as well as assisting her husband Ted in proving his descent from 41 Revolutionary War patriots, a Mayflower passenger, a Jamestowne ancestor, King Edward I of England, and Charlemagne.  To help those interested in joining the DAR or SAR, she developed another free online tutorial: Researching Your Revolutionary War Patriot Ancestor


Duay, D. L., & Bryan, V. C. (2008). Learning in later life: What seniors want in a learning experience. Educational Gerontology, 34, 1070-1086.

Duay, D. L., & Bryan, V. C. (2008, March). Seniors and computers: A love/hate relationship. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Duay, D. L., & Bryan, V. C. (2006). Senior adults’ perceptions of successful aging. Educational Gerontology, 32, 423-445.

Bryan, V. C., Danaher, M., & Duay, D. (2005). Relationship among key variables and students’ perceptions toward learning online in postsecondary environments. Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference Proceedings. Phoenix, AZ: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.

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