Sussex County Genealogical Society - Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
1940 Census Indexing Project Federation of Genealogical Societies
SCGS is a member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies and is also an official Society in the 1940 Census Indexing Project.
Welcome . . our society is open to everyone with an interest in finding their roots!

S.C.G.S Writers' Group

SCGS Writers’ Group
Personal Writing Project
Background – The SCGS “Writers’ Group” Special Interest Group grew out of two Discussion Group sessions. The participants didn’t want their work and development to end.  Writers’ Group has since had several configurations, with varying degrees of success, but always trying to provide impetus and instruction for those who want to convert their lists of names and dates into prose for the reading enjoyment of their friends and family. This has usually been done through weekly assignments that encouraged the writer to produce a document that could fit into a larger “Family History,” no matter the target audience.
A New Idea – Recently, a suggestion was made that, perhaps, more people would like to be involved in a writing project that would provide a finished product.  Consequently, Writers’ Group will focus on a six-month writing project that will produce a finished product by Christmas.  (You will have August and September off.)
Writers’ Group – Writers’ Group meets the third Friday of each month, except August and September, noon till 2:00, at the Ocean Grill on Long Neck Road (32564 Long Neck Rd., Millsboro, DE  19966).  Long Neck Road runs between rte. 24 and the Indian River Bay, about ½ way between rte. 113 and rte. 1.  Feel free to bring your laptop or tablet and several copies of your writing assignment to share with other writers.  We aim to help and encourage each others’ writing.
Personal Writing Project
A writing in six sections that documents your background, life, and times
Feel free to include pictures.
(These are guideline suggestions/questions.  Adapt as appropriate.)
For Session Descriptions see listing in Programs

S.C.G.S Expands Locations

Beginning September, the Sussex County Genealogical Society will host our Monthly Meetings at the new Lewes Public Library on Route 9 in Lewes, Delaware. The new facility has several meeting rooms and ample free parking.  The library is scheduled to open in June 2016.    
We will continue to meet at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library for our Discussion Groups, and at the Milton Public Library for Genie Bytes.

Lewes Historical Society Leases Library

From the Cape Gazette .. See the article

FGS 2016 Conference Information

The next Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference is scheduled August 31 - September 3, 2016 in Springfield, Illinois.  See this link for more details .. FGS

Rehoboth Beach Public Library
226 Rehoboth Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware  19971
Rehoboth Beach Public Library is located in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  The Genealogical Society meets here on the 3rd Saturday of each month except June, July and August.  Meetings are held in the upstairs room, second floor, beginning at 10:30 AM.  A short general meeting is held followed by a guest speaker. 

June 2
Genie Bytes
Genie Bytes explores a wide range of topics that cover technology issues: past topics have included Family Tree Maker, editing video files, Cloud backups. Members suggest topics. You’re welcome to bring your laptops or tablets. Internet access available through library. ...
June 7
Board Meeting
Monthly meeting, Board & Committee reports.
June 15
Group Self Help
This is a discussion group touching upon any aspect of family research. Topics are brought up by participants.
June 17
Writer's Group - Session 2 - Early Years
Tell about the first five or six years of your life, before you started school. Where did you live? Describe the town and the house/apartment.  What kinds of businesses or industries were there?  What did your parents do for ...
June 21
Genealogy Assistance
A drop in group for those conducting family research and have now reached a “road block “.  Bring your questions!   Tom Dempsey, an experienced genealogist, is available for individual consultation during this 1 1/2 hour time period.