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This is a personal blog written and edited by Debbie Parker Wayne who can be contacted at debbieparkerwayne at gmail dot com or through

Debbie does not accept any form of cash advertising, sponsorship, or paid topic insertions. She may accept and keep free products, services, travel, event tickets, and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations. Any such item that might appear to present a conflict of interest will be disclosed in a blog post related to the providing company or product.

Debbie is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely her own. She will only endorse products or services that she believes, based on her expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

Debbie is associated with or has received products, services, or expense reimbursement from the following:

Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG): She received a Certified GenealogistSM credential in September 2010.

BCG Education Fund: She serves as a trustee of the BCG Education Fund, a charitable trust advancing the educational aims of the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

Association of Professional Genealogists (APG): She has been an APG member for many years. She served as a 2011-2012 director on the board of APG. Some expenses are reimbursed.

Lone Star Chapter of APG: She served as the 2011 and 2012 president and has served in several capacitites since the chapter was formed in 2006. Some expenses are reimbursed.

International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (ISFHWE): She is a member of ISFHWE and may participate in sponsored contests.

Angelina College Genealogy Conference: She has presented and volunteered at this annual conference on a regular basis.

Texas State Genealogical Society (TSGS): She is the DNA Project Administrator for TSGS, and has served in several volunteer capacities over the years. Some expenses are reimbursed.

Various genealogical societies and organizations such as the Texas General Land Office Save Texas History Program: She has been compensated for presentations and for travel expenses, or sometimes received an honorarium.

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