Sussex County Genealogical Society - Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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SCGS is a member of the Friends of the Delaware Archives
SCGS is a member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies
SCGS is an official Society in the 1940 Census Indexing Project

SCGS is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization
The best part about genealogy
is searching for ancestors
and finding friends.
                                                                   Lawrence Dillard
Come to a place where we do both!



No General Meetings Until September

Here's the list of programs that will be presented during this fiscal year:
 
   21 SEP 2019      Michael John Neill: “An Introduction To The Court House”.
                               Live, interactive webinar.
 
   19 OCT 2019      Patti Gillespie. Armchair mysteries solved at home with old school
                               communication and new school technology.
                               Live, interactive webinar.
 
   16 NOV 2019      Thomas McEntee: “Backing Up Your Genealogy Data”.
                               Live, interactive webinar.
 
   21 DEC 2019      “We Are Family” :  SCGS members share stories.
 
   18 JAN 2020       Lisa Louise Cooke: “Time Travel With Google Earth”.
                               Live, interactive webinar.
 
   15 FEB 2020      D.A.R. with Catherine Hudson, Registrar,
                               Major Nathaniel Mitchell Chapter.
 
   21 MAR 2020     Resources to be found: Nabb Center, Salisbury University, with
                              Aaron Horner, Research Assistant.
 
   18 APR 2020     Drew Smith, Aha Seminars, “Copyright Laws and Plagerism”.
                              Live, interactive webinar.
 
   16 May 2020      SCGS Members “Show and Tell”.



A Great Day for SCGS!

Sussex County Genealogical Society
15th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday May 18, 2019
Lewes DE Public Library
10 am til 1 pm
 
We celebrated our 15th Anniversary and elected our Officers for 2019-20.  Craig R. Scott, President and CEO Heritage Books, gave a fanstastic response to some interesting questions and was gracious enough to extend live webinar for an additional 1/2 hour.  He would have kept going as he was having a great time pondering answers.  We will definitely consider Craig for future presentations!  Refreshments were plentiful and delicious!  There were over 40 members attending, several members conntecting remotely and many visitors. 
 
DOOR PRIZES were Generously Provided by Ancestry, MyHeritage & RootsMagic Include:
 
RootsMagic 7 Family Tree Software, Windows Version and
Official RootsMagic 7 Guidebook.
MyHeritage DNA kit.
MyHeritage One Year Complete Plan, Full Access.
Ancestry.com Semi-Annual World Explorer Membership.
Annual Fold3.com Subscription.
Annual Newspapers.com  Basic Subscription.
  
This was FREE of CHARGE and Open to the Public!  
 
Be Sure to Check Out Our Pictures Under About US
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Our April General Meeting

All Aboard: A history of the Junction and Breakwater Railroad
 
Alexandra Tarantino, Architectural Historian from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) presented and was well received.  DelDot has been engaged in a project to convert the former Junction and Breakwater Railroad corridor into a multi-use path for both pedestrians and cyclists. In compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act, DelDOT completed an evaluation of the railroad and found that it demonstrated both local and regional significance, playing an important part in the development of local towns such as Nassau, Lewes, and Rehoboth. The presentation explored the history of the Junction and Breakwater Railroad, including its relationship to local agriculture, Fort Miles, and tourism to Delaware’s Beaches in the late 19th and early-20th centuries.  
 



Sussex County Genealogical Society

Wants to Know .. What YOU
 
Would like to see and hear about at our Genie Bytes and Monthly Meetings.
 
We have several great speakers lined up for our meetings and are looking for suggestions.
 
Genie Bytes looks to enhance your search capabilities and discuss not only technical issues but aid in your research.
 
Let us know .. OK?   Send your suggestions to Webmaster@SCGSDelaware.org!
 



Featured
Tip of the Day by Michael John Neill
Want Great tips on Genealogy Research?

July 6
Genealogist in Residence
Bring us your Genealogy questions.  The museum is next to the Lewes Public Llbrary on Adams Ave.
July 11
Genie Bytes - How DNA Matches are Related
Virginia Catley will discuss the Ancestry.com software “Through Lines”  which shows how DNA matches are related.   Some of us will have lunch at the Miltonian Pizzeria about noon.
August 1
Genie Bytes
Topic TBD   Some of us will have lunch at the Miltonian Pizzeria about noon.
August 3
Genealogist in Residence
Bring us your Genealogy questions.  The museum is next to the Lewes Public Llbrary on Adams Ave.
September 5
Genie Bytes
Topic TBD   Some of us will have lunch at the Miltonian Pizzeria about noon.
September 7
Genealogist in Residence
Bring us your Genealogy questions.  The museum is next to the Lewes Public Llbrary on Adams Ave.
September 11
Board Meeting
Board/Committee Reporting and Planning. 
November 13
Board Meeting
Board/Committee Reporting and Planning.