Sussex County Genealogical Society - Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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
The best part about genealogy
is searching for ancestors
and finding friends.
                                                                   Lawrence Dillard
Come to a place where we do both!



SCGS Fall Discussion Group
Topic:
"Mastering Genealogical Proof"
 
When:
6 consecutive Mondays - October 23 through November 27
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Where:
Rehoboth Beach Library - 2nd Floor
 
What's it all about:
We will use the book,  Mastering Genealogical Proof,  to discuss how to help reconstruct relationships & the lives our ancestors, through the problem solving practices which Dr. Jones presents.
Discussions:
October 23 - Preface, Chapter 1, Chapter 2 (20 pages)
October 30 - Chapter 3 (10 pages)
November 6 - Chapter 4 (12pages)
November 13 - Chapter 5 (14 pages)
November 20 - Chapter 6 (5 pages)
November 28 - Chapters 7, 8, & 9 (18 pages)
 
Bring your book, laptops and/or tablets and your findings and questions for the group.
Internet access available through the library.
You’re welcome to bring a "bag" lunch
 

 



 



 


Find-A-Grave Has Changed

by: Ted  Bainbridge,  Ph.D.
On 8 November 2017 findagrave.com changed.  Some changes are cosmetic, while others are functional.  A map feature has been added.
 
The home page has become a photograph with a few menu selections across the top.  That page is dominated by the search panel, which functions largely as it did in the past and with the same options for every search box except those related to location.
 
The old search panel specified location via pull-down lists for country, state, and county.  The new search panel offers a single box for location, in which you are supposed to type the name of a place.  As you begin to type a city, county, state, or country that box auto-fills with suggested place names which you can select with a mouse click.  Use the American English equivalent of a country name; Germany works but Deutschland doesn’t.
 
The new home page’s menu bar goes across the top of the screen.  Clicking CEMETERIES takes you to a page that lets you hunt cemeteries in either of two ways.  Near the top left of the page is a search box where you can type a cemetery name.  This auto-fill box works as above.  When you select a name, you see a hit list of cemeteries with that name.  Each entry on the hit list displays some facts about that cemetery, and a link to its information page.  That page contains a search box that you can use to hunt for a person’s name.
 
Instead of using that cemetery-name search box, you can use the cemetery-place search box to its right.  Clicking a place name produces a map of cemeteries near that place.  You can zoom the map in or out, and can pan it in any direction.  (If the map doesn’t display any marker pins, zoom in.)  After a name is in that search box, clicking Search leads to a hit list of cemeteries near that place.  Use this hit list the same way you use the other cemetery search box.

 


Genealogy Tip Of The Day

Want Great Tips on Genealogy Research? 
Check with Michael John Neill!



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!
 



November 20
Fall Discussion Group - Chapter 6
Topic: "Mastering Genealogical Proof" by Thomas W. Jones What's it all about: We will use the book,  Mastering Genealogical Proof,  to discuss how to help reconstruct relationships & the lives our ancestors, through the problem solving practices which Dr. ...
November 27
Fall Discussion Group - Chapters 7, 8, & 9
Topic: "Mastering Genealogical Proof" by Thomas W. Jones What's it all about: We will use the book,  Mastering Genealogical Proof,  to discuss how to help reconstruct relationships & the lives our ancestors, through the problem solving practices which Dr. ...
December 7
Genie Bytes
Genie Bytes explores a wide range of topics that cover technology issues. You’re welcome to bring your laptops or tablets. Internet access available through library. Members welcome to suggest future topics.
December 13
Board Meeting
Board/Committee Reporting and Planning.  Lunch afterwards.
December 16
Monthly Membership Meeting & "Show & Tell - Holiday Traditions"