Sussex County Genealogical Society - Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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SCGS is an official Society in the 1940 Census Indexing Project

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The best part about genealogy
is searching for ancestors
and finding friends.
                                                                   Lawrence Dillard
Come to a place where we do both!



Announcing ...

I have been working with the new owner of EasyNetSites, our website software company, and we have an opportunity now to recommend software changes.  If you think of anything that would better our website presentation please email me at  webmaster@scgsdelaware.org with your recommendations or comments.  Thanks.
 
Alan D. Lowe
Webmaster
 



Spring Discussion Group

Websites for Maps & Land Records
SCGS Spring 2021
Discussion Group
 
(To access these websites directly from this document, click on the blue link - Only 1 website does not have a blue link.)
 
General Information for this Discussion Group Series:
Mapping Your Ancestry with Google Maps (from Thoughtco)
 
 
USA Printables (map outlines of the 50 states)
 
Ancestor Tracks records early Pennsylvania landowners. Search by county & township. http://ancestortracks.com/
 
 
Where to find historical land ownership maps (from Thoughtco.)
 
 
Topographical maps of most any town   https://topoquest.com
 
(06/07/21)
Map collections
 
(06/14/21)
Explanation of and index to finding Sanborn fire insurance maps of US & Canada, 1867-1977. (from Thoughtco.)
or information on the history of Sanborn Maps
 
(06/21/21)
Land grants, patents, homesteads and plats online (from Thoughtco.)
 
A timeline of US public land acts, including sales, military bounty, preemptions, donations, and the Homestead Act (from Thoughtco.)
 
Firelands or Sufferers’ Land, in present-day Ohio, for CT residents whose homes were burned by the British in the Revolutionary War
 
 
(06/28/21)
Finding your ancestors’ deeds (from Thoughtco.)
or
 
(07/12/21)
Reading and understanding deeds
or
or
or
            (also has info on Donation Lands, Depreciation Lands, etc.)
 
(07/19/21)
Platting your ancestors’ land from an old deed (from Thoughtco.)
 
 
 



Program Announcement

Here's the list of programs that are currently planned:
                          
SEP 18 2021 - Lisa Louise Cooke - "How to Reopen & Work a Genealogy Cold Case"
OCT 16 2021 - Gina Philibert-Ortega - "Step Away From Your Computer: Using Archives,
                         Libraries & Museums for Your Research"
NOV 20 2021 - Judy Russell - "The Discriminating Genealogist: Telling Good Evidence
                         From Bad"
Dec 18 2021 - Holiday Show & Tell
JAN 15 2022 - John Deeben - "Using Nara Records for Your Genealogy Research"
FEB 19 2022 - Thomas MacEntee - "The 1950 Census - Are You Ready"
 



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
 



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September 18
SCGS General Meeting (Zoom)
All members are encouraged to attend and participate. Current members will automatically be sent a link to join the meetings via Zoom. Non-members are welcome to attend and may request an invitation link by sending an email to: programs@scgsdelaware.org ...
October 16
SCGS General Meeting (Zoom)
All members are encouraged to attend and participate. Current members will automatically be sent a link to join the meetings via Zoom. Non-members are welcome to attend and may request an invitation link by sending an email to: programs@scgsdelaware.org ...
November 20
SCGS General Meeting (Zoom)
All members are encouraged to attend and participate. Current members will automatically be sent a link to join the meetings via Zoom. Non-members are welcome to attend and may request an invitation link by sending an email to: programs@scgsdelaware.org no ...
January 15
SCGS General Meeting (Zoom)
All members are encouraged to attend and participate. Current members will automatically be sent a link to join the meetings via Zoom. Non-members are welcome to attend and may request an invitation link by sending an email to: programs@scgsdelaware.org no ...
February 19
SCGS General Meeting (Zoom)
All members are encouraged to attend and participate. Current members will automatically be sent a link to join the meetings via Zoom. Non-members are welcome to attend and may request an invitation link by sending an email to: programs@scgsdelaware.org no ...