Florida State Genealogical Society
Florida State Genealogical Society

Debbie Duay, Ph.D.

11901 Tara Drive
Plantation, Florida 33325
(954) 473-2754
Lecture Topics
  • Documenting Lineages Before the 1850 Census
  • Finding Your Revolutionary War Patriot Ancestor
  • Introduction to Lineage Societies
  • Locating Probate & Land Records to Document Early Generations
  • Documenting Cemeteries in the Digital Age

    At each presentation, Debbie distributes a one-page Genealogy Worksheet.  She encourages attendees interested in joining the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) or the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) to provide information on their parents, grandparents, and great grandparents on the worksheet.  With this information, Debbie researches for free the lineages of the attendees interested in joining either the DAR or SAR.

  • Willing to travel up to 300 miles.
  • Meals and travel expenses must be compensated.  Lecture charges are to be discussed between the speaker and the local society only.
Previous Speaking Engagements
  • Florida State Society DAR Conferences
  • Florida State Society SAR Conferences
  • Tennessee State Society SAR Conference
  • Indian River Genealogical Society
  • Lee County Genealogical Society
  • Genealogical Society of Broward County
  • The Genealogical Society of Greater Miami
  • Broward County Historical Commission
  • Over 50 DAR Chapters throughout Florida
Biographical Sketch:

Debbie Duay received her Ph.D. in Adult Education from Florida Atlantic University in 2007. She has over 15 years of experience in genealogy, and she has taught numerous workshops throughout Florida on researching early American ancestry.

From 2009 - 2013, she served as the Lineage Research Chairman for the Florida State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (FSSDAR), and in July 2013, she will become the FSSDAR Organizing Secretary. From May 2013 to May 2014, her husband, Ted Duay, will serve as the State President of the Florida Society Sons of the American Revolution. Through Debbie's research skills, her husband has proven his descent from 38 Revolutionary War patriots, a Mayflower passenger, a Jamestowne ancestor, King Edward I of England, and Charlemagne.

Debbie has helped over 350 people join the DAR and SAR, and her two popular online tutorials "Researching Your Revolutionary War Patriot Ancestor" ( http://www.learnwebskills.com/patriot ) and "Researching Your Family Tree" (http://www.learnwebskills.com/family ) receive more than 1,000 visitors each day.

Lineage Society Memberships:
  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
  • National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century
  • National Society United States Daughters of 1812
  • National Society Dames of the Court of Honor
  • Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars
  • Descendants of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge
  • Order of the Crown of Charlemagne
  • Order of the Merovingian Dynasty
  • National Huguenot Society
  • Flagon and Trencher