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!

S.C.G.S. on DelmarvaLife!

If you missed WBOC DelmarvaLife on Tuesday January 8th at 5:00PM, Alan Lowe discussed S.C.G.S. with Lisa Bryant and Jimmy Hoppa.
See the show segment now .. Presentation!

S.C.G.S. was on the Radio!

I am happy to announce that on Wednesday January 2nd at 10:10am to 10:30am Alan Lowe spoke on the Jake Smith program on WGMD radio 92.7FM about our Society and our January 3rd Genie Bytes discussion on DNA at the Milton Public Library from 2:00pm until 4pm.  Hope you heard the discussion!  Jake has asked Alan to return and speak again on this and his regular program where listeners can phone in and ask questions.
If you missed the show you can listen to it now .. Click on WGMD 92.7 FM


Interested in Welsh Heritage?

From Elly Barczak, President
Introducing the Welsh Society of Delaware as a cultural heritage group that may be of interest to anyone working on their Welsh genealogy here in Delaware. We are a fairly small group, founded in the 1970s by the late Peter Williams. Peter was a native of Wales who lived in Delaware for many years, teaching and tutoring at Del Tech and the University of Delaware. 
Our focus is mainly the language and culture of Wales and the experience of Welsh-Americans. We offer a number of social events over the course of each year, including (but not limited to) a Welsh and Welsh-related video and book club as well as a weekly virtual meetup to study and speak the Welsh language. Our main public outreach event is our information booth at the annual Colonial Highland Gathering, held the third Saturday in May in Fair Hill, MD. 
Membership in the Society is $10 per household per year and renews each March 1 (St. David's Day). Our website is currently under construction but we hope to have our upgrades completed soon so we can be up and running by the end of the year. 
We welcome new members from all backgrounds -- there is no need to prove Welsh ancestry to join, but an interest in Wales or Welsh-related subjects is desirable.  Contact us at

Our November Monthly Meeting

On Saturday November 17th we met at the Lewes Public Library for an interactive online presentation by Michael John Neill's.  This was the first presentation using GoToMeeting software.  Several out-of-state participants were also able to view the presentation.
Michael supplies us with the Genealogy Tip of The Day.  To find out more about Michael please visit his Genealogy Tip of the Day website or contact him through his interactive blog, Rootdig 


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?

January 22
Roots Magic Software Support Group
During this session we will cover: Saving/linking photos and documents in addition to organizing files
February 2
Genealogist in Residence
Bring us your Genealogy questions.  The museum is next to the Lewes Public Llbrary on Adams Ave.
February 7
Genie Bytes
We will be looking at ways to insert photos into Family Tree Maker, and discussing ways to organize your photos so you can easily find what you want.  Bring your laptop or tablet so you can practice these techniques ...
February 13
Board Meeting
Board/Committee Reporting and Planning. 
February 16
Finding Women: Maiden Name Not Known
Please Join Us for to hear Craig R. Scott, CG, President and CEO Heritage Books, Inc speak.  This will be an interactive webinar! 
February 21
Best Websites for 2018-19
Address:  11107 Cathell Rd., Berlin, MD. 21811 Phone:  (410) 208-4014  
February 26
Roots Magic Software Support Group
During this session we will cover: Topics: TBD
March 13
Board Meeting
Board/Committee Reporting and Planning. 
March 16
Breaking Down Brick Walls
Please Join Us for George G. Morgan, President Aha! Seminars, Inc, The Genealogist Guys Podcast and author.  This will be an interactive webinar!
April 10
Board Meeting
Board/Committee Reporting and Planning.