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!

Announcing ...

 β€‹The Delaware Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society is dedicated to preserving and promoting the history, genealogy, and multiculturalism of people of African descent.

The State of Delaware has a rich African-American heritage.

         Delaware Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society
​27 Jun 2020 at 10:30am
The Woman's Suffrage Movement - Below the Color Line
Syl Woolford

Online Presentation
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please send a meeting attendance request to us at 


Announcing ...

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Here's Some Helpful Hints to Help Get You Through The Covid-19 Pandemic
By Thomas MacEntee
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Click on Me!

William Trotter's War - Zoom Lecture


Spring Discussion Group

The Spring Discussion Group has been postponed to the Fall.  New dates will be published later.  For those that have purchased the book, we will be using it in the Fall.
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 2020 - 2021 fiscal year:
   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      Tom MacEntee Presents How Do I Know What I Don't Know
                               Fast Tracking Your Genealogical Education.
                               Live, interactive webinar.
   19 SEP 2020      Thomas McEntee: "After You're Gone: Future Proofing Your
                               Genealogy Research".  Live, Interactive webinar.
   17 OCT 2020     Denise Clemons, Archivist, Lewes Historical Society: "Welcome To
                              The Archives".
   21 NOV 2020     Judy G. Russell, The Legal Genealogist': "No Vitals, No Problems".
                              Live, interactive webinar.
   19 DEC 2020      “We Are Family” :  SCGS members share stories.

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

Tip of the Day by Michael John Neill
Want Great tips on Genealogy Research?
Ship List Research
Pilgrim Ships from early 1600's
The Legal Genealogist
A Genealogist With A Law Degree

July 25
Annual Meeting
Society State of Affairs, Election of Officers, By-Law Changes, Fall Program Announcements and Q & A
August 15
Finding Your Family in the 2020s
Join fellow researchers as we share and learn together in an open discussion of tips, tricks, frustrations, and stumbling blocks. Facilitated by Tom Dempsey and Carol Hedlund with the support and participation  of other experienced genealogists. SCGS members can ...