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Debbie Duay, Ph.D.

Debbie Duay received her Ph.D. in Adult Education from Florida Atlantic University.  She has 15 years of experience in researching and teaching genealogy.  Currently, she is the Chairman of the Chapter Development and Revitalization Commission for the Florida State Society Daughters of the American Revolution, the Membership Committee Chairman, and the Volunteer Genealogists Committee Chairman.  From 2013 - 2015, she served as the State Organizing Secretary, and she served as the Lineage Research Chairman from 2009 - 2013.

Debbie has helped over 400 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

Debbie also enjoys researching and transcribing cemetery, marriage, and other historical records pertaining to Broward County, Florida.  If your South Florida organization would like a free presentation about genealogy for a meeting or special event, contact Debbie.


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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