Sussex County Genealogical Society - Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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is searching for ancestors
and finding friends.
                                                                   Lawrence Dillard
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Spring Discussion Group

 
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.



Syl Woolford Lecture

Syl Woolford Lecture
 



Announcing

 
 
On March 7, at the Delaware Public Archives, Dr. Anne Boylan and Emily Green will share the stage to discuss both the suffrage and anti‑suffrage movements that were active in the First State.

During the spring of 1920, all political eyes were on Delaware. The General Assembly was meeting in special session to consider ratifying the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women’s constitutional right to vote. Thirty-five states had ratified; only one more was needed. In this struggle, women experienced a formidable and surprising foe; other women. Nowhere is that more evident than in Delaware, where a massive battle to be the last state to ratify the amendment took place. On June 2, 1920 The Women’s Committee of Delaware Opposed to Women’s Suffrage effectively lobbied the state legislature who voted down the amendment.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Tom Summers (302) 744-5047 or e-mail thomas.summers@delaware.gov
 



Announcing

P. O. Box 1787
Dover, DE 19903-1787
Website: www.downstatedegenealogists.org
Email: info@downstatedegenealogists.org

BUS TRIP TO PHILADELPHIA, PA

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
 
The Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society has finalized plans for our spring trip. We will be traveling to Philadelphia, where we will have the option of researching at the Philadelphia City Archives (a branch of the National Archives and Records Administration), The Philadelphia Free Library or the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. We hope you can make it!
 
When: WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2020
Options:
  • Philadelphia City Archives (NARA).
  • Free Library of Philadelphia.
  • Historical Society of Pennsylvania ($8.00 entry fee for non-members of the Society).
Cost: Members of a genealogical society or group in Delaware - $40; Non-Members - $45. Registration Deadline: April 11, 2020
 
Payment: Completed registration form with check payable to "DDGS" is to be mailed to Conni Miller, 735 Holly Drive, Dover, DE. 19904. Payment must be received on or before May 3, 2020.
 
Cancellation Policy: No refunds after the registration deadline; substitution allowed.
 
Departure from Dover: We will meet the bus at 7:00 A.M. in the Greentree Shopping Center parking lot on Route 8 (Forest Street) nearest the corner of Route 8 and Independence, Dover.
 
Departure from Philadelphia: The bus will leave Philly at 4:00 PM. Instructions regarding the meeting point will be provided on the bus. (If you miss this departure time, be advised the you are on your own to return to Dover at your own expense.)
 
Return to Dover: About 6:00 PM.
 
 



Program Announcement

Here's the list of programs that will be presented during the 2019-20 fiscal year:
 
   21 SEP 2019      Michael John Neill: “An Introduction To The Court House”.
                               Live, interactive webinar.
 
   19 OCT 2019      Patti Gillespie. Armchair mysteries solved at home with old school
                               communication and new school technology.
                               Live, interactive webinar.
 
   16 NOV 2019      Thomas McEntee: “Backing Up Your Genealogy Data”.
                               Live, interactive webinar.
 
   21 DEC 2019      “We Are Family” :  SCGS members share stories.
 
   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.
 
   18 APR 2020     Drew Smith, Aha Seminars, “Copyright Laws and Plagerism”.
                              Live, interactive webinar.
 
   16 May 2020      SCGS Members “Show and Tell”.



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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February 25
Roots Magic Software Support Group
Question & Answers
March 5
Genie Bytes - MyHeritage and DNA
In this meeting Nancy Purchase and Alan Lowe will present MyHeritage, our family trees and DNA results.          Genie Bytes explores a wide range of topics that cover technology issues. You’re welcome to bring your laptops or tablets. Internet access ...
March 11
Committee Meeting
Committee meeting to focus on committee activities and preparation for election of officers.
March 28
Research Resources
Aaron Horner, Research Assistant, presents resources to be found at the Nabb Center, Salisbury University.
April 8
Board Meeting
Board/Committee Reporting and Planning. 
April 13
Spring Discussion Group
Examining the US Census Reports:  1790, 1800 & 1810   This is a 6 part series meeting on Mondays from 4/13 - 5/18/2020. Recommended resource book: The Census Book by William Dollarhide      
April 18
Copyright Laws and Plagerism
Drew Smith, Aha Seminars presents via live, interactive webinar.
April 20
Spring Discussion Group
Examining the US Census Reports:  1820, 1830 & 1840   This is a 6 part series meeting on Mondays from 4/13 - 5/18/2020. Recommended resource book: The Census Book by William Dollarhide      
April 27
Spring Discussion Group
Examining the US Census Reports:  1850, 1860 & 1870   This is a 6 part series meeting on Mondays from 4/13 - 5/18/2020. Recommended resource book: The Census Book by William Dollarhide    
May 4
Spring Discussion Group
Examining the US Census Reports:  1880, 1900 & 1910   This is a 6 part series meeting on Mondays from 4/13 - 5/18/2020. Recommended resource book: The Census Book by William Dollarhide