Sussex County Genealogical Society - Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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                                                                   Lawrence Dillard
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Fall 2021 Discussion Group

Fall 2021 Discussion Group
Hand in Hand:  Research and Writing
 
Fall 2021 Discussion Group will be held via Zoom.  Invitations will be sent out by Diann Sherwin.  If you want to participate, go to our website, www.SCGSDelaware.org, and send your email address to Programs@SCGSDelaware.org and mention Fall Discussion Group.  We will begin Tuesday 11/09, 2:00-4:00 pm and continue each Tuesday until 12/14.  Hopefully, we can get everybody up to speed and answer your questions and concerns at Q&A on Wednesday 11/03.
 
This Fall’s theme is doing the research required before a writing project; so we will be focusing both on research and on writing.  Each week, you will be asked to write a short vignette of no more than 500 words about one of your ancestors or extended family members.  Each week, we will focus on a different aspect of life that you will be asked to research before you write.  Consequently, each  writing will probably be about a different person.  You should incorporate the details you learned in your research in your writing; don’t just tack those details on like a bandaid.
 
Week 1 – Time period
Week 2 – Location
Week 3 – Military records
Week 4 – Modes of transportation
Week 5 – Occupations
Week 6 – Social structure (available schools, churches, medical treatment, etc.)
 
Histories of the areas where your ancestors lived may be helpful.  Newspapers and city directories could provide relevant information.  Census records are always useful, especially 1850 and after, when all the household names are listed.
 
You should do your research and your writing before the appointed day. Email your writing as a Word document (and a short note about your research) to “reply all” by the Sunday before we will meet about that topic.  Hopefully, you will have time to look over the writings you receive. On Tuesday, in the Zoom Discussion Group, Marilyn will call up each writing during the first hour, and we can talk about them. In the second hour, we will offer suggestions for research for the next week’s topic, and ways to approach the writing.
 

 

Program Announcement

Here's the list of programs that are currently planned:
                          
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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November 3
Monthly Question & Answer Sessions
First Wednesday of each month, November 3rd - May 5th.  All members and guests are encouraged to attend. Come with questions and everyone is encouraged to participate.  If you want to participate, go to our website, www.SCGSDelaware.org, and send ...
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 ...
March 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 ...
October 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 ...