Sussex County Genealogical Society - Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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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 September Monthly Meeting

A TERRIFIC meeting today ( 9/15 ) at the Lewes Public Library with Jeanne Zimmerman presenting!  All about FamilySearch and the Family History Center.  Great attendance!  Thanks to all who came and participated!  See the session handout and presentation slides in About US - Events & Speakers.
The Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS) will hold its first meeting of the season on Saturday, September 15, at the Lewes Public Library.  It will start with a short business meeting at 10:00 a.m., followed by the guest speaker,  Jeanne Zimmerman of Family History Center, a Delaware Branch of the Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah.  She will speak on resources available at the Family History Center in Dover and at

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?

October 4
Discovering Your Roots - Part 5
Come join Us - Watch and Listen to: "Discovering Your Roots: An Introduction to Genealogy" Chapter 14 - Assembling an Account of Your Discoveries Chapter 15 - Extending Your Family Tree Overseas
October 10
Board Meeting
Board/Committee Reporting and Planning. 
October 17
Organize & Digitize Your Records
Address:  11107 Cathell Rd., Berlin, MD. 21811 Phone:  (410) 208-4014   Organize your records, cut down on paper clutter, digital documents and photos. Once they are digitized how to organize files and folders so you can find them again. What ...
October 22
DNA Testing & Genetic Genealogy
We will be using the Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy by Blaine T. Bettinger and will cover 2-3 chapters each week. It's available from Amazon, Kindle and from    This session covers Part 1, ...
October 27
Using Timelines & Tables to Analyze Your Records
Please join us for Cari A. Taplin, CG who will present via Skype.  Cari's family history says she is related to Roy Rogers!
November 14
Board Meeting
Board/Committee Reporting and Planning. 
November 17
Newspaper Research
Please Join Us for Michael John Neill's interactive webinar.  Michael's link provides our Genealogy Tip of the Day and he also has an interactive blog, Rootdig    ...
November 27
US Census Records
Address:  11107 Cathell Rd., Berlin, MD. 21811 Phone:  (410) 208-4014   What information can we find in the US Census records?
December 12
Board Meeting
Board/Committee Reporting and Planning. 
December 15
We are Family!
Please Join Us to Celebrate another year of Genealogy!  Share your "funny" stories, recent finds and stumbling blocks.