Sussex County Genealogical Society - Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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SCGS is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization
The best part about genealogy
is searching for ancestors
and finding friends.
                                                                   Lawrence Dillard
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SCGS Hits the AirWaves !

Member of the Sussex County Genealogial Society, Greer Maneval, President and Iris Fisher, Secretary were interviewed on
"In Touch With Delmarva" by host, Norm Short.  Click on the LINK below and hear the interview that was broadcast:
Listen "LIVE" on Sunday Morning, May 27th on any of these stations:
6 AM on EAGLE 97.7 or The WAVE 97.1
7 AM on COOL 101.3
9:30 AM on ESPN Radio 102.1
"on-line" at or
Up top click "ON AIR" & pick "In Touch With Delmarva"


Dear Fellow Genealogist,

Note: The Bridgeville Library will host a Genealogy Roundtable on June 7, 2018. There will be two sessions, one at 10 a.m. and the other at 6 p.m. This workshop is designed to help beginners organize their research and who need directions on how and where to continue looking for information. In addition this roundtable is a multi level effort for sharing and growth for intermediate and experienced researchers to come out and share your success, brick walls and mistakes. Anyone is welcome if you can sign up early it would help me plan on the amount of materials and refreshments needed.

The Edward H. Nabb Research Center is located in the Patricia Guerieri Academic Commons Building on the 4th floor. Phone 410-543-6312 or go to for more information and parking permit.

The Sussex Co. Genealogical Society meets the 3rd Saturday at 10:30 AM at the Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Street, Lewis, DE. Other group meetings will be held as usual.

Upper Shore Genealogical Society, 12156 Greensboro Rd., Greensboro, MD 21639 is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 410-482-8072.
The Downstate DE Genealogical Society meets at the Delaware Archives in Dover the 2nd Saturday of every other month from 2 to 4 p.m. starting in October.

I am generally available on Wednesday mornings from around 10 to 11 a.m. You can contact me by calling the library at 302-337-7401 X 101. The staff will also call me if anyone needs extra help with the collection or his or her research.

Wishing all of you Happy Researching,
Alice du Bois Min

Presents a Free Program Open to the Public
Delaware Public Archives
121 M.L.K. Jr. Boulevard North
Dover, Delaware
Saturday, June 9, 2018, at 2 p.m.
"Black Delaware Participation In The Civil War"
Ronald Whittington is a graduate of the University of Delaware and in addition holds a graduate degree from Central Michigan. A career educator, Whittington has over 30 years of experience and has taught students from pre-school through graduate school.  Early in his career he was given the opportunity to help establish a school on the island of St. Croix, USVI where he served as Assistant Headmaster and coach of all sports.  As a college administrator and faculty member, he has served in roles of Assistant Dean, Director of Affirmative Action, and Executive Assistant to the President at the University of Delaware. He has also developed courses related to "The Impact of Sports on Race and Culture". He is a leading expert on Sports History making presentations at the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame and the Negro Leagues Museum. Mr. Whittington continues his public service as a Delaware State Parks Commissioner and as a board member of the Violette de Mazia Foundation. He resides with his wife, Marilyn in Wilmington, Delaware.
Mr. Whittington will provide a first person portrayal of William Owen, a free black man from Milford, Delaware. Owen tells the story of hearing Frederick Douglass speak and deciding to become part of the 54th Massachusetts, the renowned first black regiment to fight in the Civil War. If you have not seen the film "Glory" you are encouraged to view it prior to the presentation.
This program is made possible by funding from the Delaware Humanities.
          Additional info at or contact


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!

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

June 12
Roots Magic Support Group
THIS SESSION: Covering pages 79-110 in the Roots Magic Handbook Share in using the Roots Magic Software for your family genealogy. MARK your Calendar and Come Join Us.  
June 16
Monthly Meeting
Genealogy for Beginners - Part I
July 21
Monthly Meeting
Genealogy for Beginners - Part II