Sussex County Genealogical Society - Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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The best part about genealogy
is searching for ancestors
and finding friends.
                                                                   Lawrence Dillard
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A Message From MyHeritage

To mark the 2020 U.S. Census, MyHeritage is providing free access to its entire collection of U.S. censuses, from March 29 through April 5. The MyHeritage collection includes the full set of U.S. census records from 1790 to 1940, which consists of over 700 million records. 
 
 
U.S. census records are an invaluable resource for genealogists with ties to the United States. Conducted every 10 years, they typically record the members of a household, their ages, places of birth, residence, occupation, immigration and citizenship details, marriage information, military service, and more. The breadth of their coverage makes them a critical resource for researching family history in the U.S.
 
You can read more information about the U.S. census records on our blog.
 
Please share this opportunity with your audiences so they too can take advantage of this important genealogical resource. Feel free to use the visual above.
 
I also invite you to join me this Thursday April 02 at 2:00 pm EDT for a 30-minute session on how to work with this Collection. Register here and prepare your questions in advance.
 
Enjoy and stay safe
Daniel Horowitz
Genealogy Expert
                          
 
MyHeritage (USA) Inc.,
2975 Executive Parkway,
Lehi, Utah
 



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By Thomas MacEntee
 
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Announcing

P. O. Box 1787
Dover, DE 19903-1787
Website: www.downstatedegenealogists.org
Email: info@downstatedegenealogists.org

BUS TRIP TO PHILADELPHIA, PA

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
 
The Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society has finalized plans for our spring trip. We will be traveling to Philadelphia, where we will have the option of researching at the Philadelphia City Archives (a branch of the National Archives and Records Administration), The Philadelphia Free Library or the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. We hope you can make it!
 
When: WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2020
Options:
  • Philadelphia City Archives (NARA).
  • Free Library of Philadelphia.
  • Historical Society of Pennsylvania ($8.00 entry fee for non-members of the Society).
Cost: Members of a genealogical society or group in Delaware - $40; Non-Members - $45. Registration Deadline: April 11, 2020
 
Payment: Completed registration form with check payable to "DDGS" is to be mailed to Conni Miller, 735 Holly Drive, Dover, DE. 19904. Payment must be received on or before May 3, 2020.
 
Cancellation Policy: No refunds after the registration deadline; substitution allowed.
 
Departure from Dover: We will meet the bus at 7:00 A.M. in the Greentree Shopping Center parking lot on Route 8 (Forest Street) nearest the corner of Route 8 and Independence, Dover.
 
Departure from Philadelphia: The bus will leave Philly at 4:00 PM. Instructions regarding the meeting point will be provided on the bus. (If you miss this departure time, be advised the you are on your own to return to Dover at your own expense.)
 
Return to Dover: About 6:00 PM.
 
 



Spring Discussion Group

 
The dates for these meetings are subject to change!
 
12:00-2:00 Mondays at Rehoboth Public Library. Examining the US Census Reports
 
04/13 - 1790, 1800, 1810
04/20 - 1820, 1830, 1840
04/27 - 1850, 1860, 1870
05/04 - 1880, 1900, 1910
05/11 - 1920, 1930, 1940
05/18 - 1890 alternatives
 
Recommended resource book: The Census Book by William Dollarhide 
 
If you would like a notebook of blank Census Report pages, etc., contact Marilyn McMahon via the SCGS website or at the March general meeting or Genie Bytes. Cost will be about $5.00 per notebook.



Program Announcement

Here's the list of programs that will be presented during the 2019-20 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.
 
   28 MAR 2020     Resources to be found: Nabb Center, Salisbury University, with
                              Aaron Horner, Research Assistant. - CANCELLED
 
   18 APR 2020     Drew Smith, Aha Seminars, “Copyright Laws and Plagerism”.
                              Live, interactive webinar. - Teleconference
 
   16 May 2020      SCGS Members “Show and Tell”. - May Be CANCELLED



Sussex County Genealogical Society

Wants to Know
 
What would you like to be included at our Genie Bytes, Special Interest, Discussion Groups and Monthly Meetings?
 
We have several great speakers lined up for our meetings and are looking for future suggestions!
 
 
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?
Ship List Research
Pilgrim Ships from early 1600's

April 2
CANCELLED - Genie Bytes - TBD
TBD
April 8
Board Meeting
Board/Committee Reporting and Planning.  We will conference using Zoom.
April 13
Spring Discussion Group
Examining the US Census Reports:  1790, 1800 & 1810   This is a 6 part series meeting on Mondays from 4/13 - 5/18/2020. Recommended resource book: The Census Book by William Dollarhide      
April 18
Copyright Laws and Plagerism
Drew Smith, Aha Seminars presents via live, interactive webinar.
April 20
Spring Discussion Group
Examining the US Census Reports:  1820, 1830 & 1840   This is a 6 part series meeting on Mondays from 4/13 - 5/18/2020. Recommended resource book: The Census Book by William Dollarhide      
April 27
Spring Discussion Group
Examining the US Census Reports:  1850, 1860 & 1870   This is a 6 part series meeting on Mondays from 4/13 - 5/18/2020. Recommended resource book: The Census Book by William Dollarhide    
April 28
Roots Magic Software Support Group
Question & Answers
May 4
Spring Discussion Group
Examining the US Census Reports:  1880, 1900 & 1910   This is a 6 part series meeting on Mondays from 4/13 - 5/18/2020. Recommended resource book: The Census Book by William Dollarhide    
May 11
Spring Discussion Group
Examining the US Census Reports:  1920, 1930 & 1940   This is a 6 part series neeting on Mondays from 4/13 - 5/18/2020. Recommended resource book: The Census Book by William Dollarhide    
May 16
Show & Tell
SCGS Members share their stories and findings.