Sussex County Genealogical Society - Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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SCGS Fall Discussion Group
Come and Share
Please Make a Reservation - email: gmaneval@gmail.com
 
Topic:
"Mastering Genealogical Proof"
by Thomas W. Jones
 
When:
6 consecutive Mondays - October 23 through November 27
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
 
Where:
Rehoboth Beach Library - 2nd Floor
 
What's it all about:
We will use the book,  Mastering Genealogical Proof,  to discuss how to help reconstruct relationships & the lives our ancestors, through the problem solving practices which Dr. Jones presents.
 
To Purchase the Book:
The book, "Mastering Genealogical Proof" by Thomas W. Jones, can be purchased in print or kindle through several on-line sources.
The best price we have found for print is "Family Roots Publishing Company" - $22.46 + shipping.  www.familyrootspublishing.com
 
Bring your laptops or tablets and your findings and questions for the group.
Internet access available through the library.
You’re welcome to bring a "bag" lunch
 

 


From the Bridgeville PL Genealogy Group




          The Ocean View Historical Society's 1st annual
Historical House Tour
 
 This event will benefit the Coastal Towns Museum in Ocean View which includes Bethany, South Bethany, Fenwick, Millville, Ocean View, and Roxana. Our hope is to have a house which was donated to us (and is on the tour) made into the museum featuring displays from each of those towns.
The tour will take place on October 7, from 10:00 to 4:00. Cost is $30 for future OVHS members, $20 for current members. There are seven homes on the tour, all of historical significance. Parking is available at the Ocean View town park, and the homes can be walked to from there. Tickets are available at Ellen Rice's Gallery on Rte 26, across from the school, and Made by Hand in the York Beach Mall, as well as the day of the tour at the Historical Complex at 39 Central Avenue, adjacent to the park.
 



DOWNSTATE DELAWARE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Presents a Free Program Open to the Public
at
Delaware Public Archives
121 M.L.K. Jr. Boulevard North
Dover, Delaware
on
Saturday, October 14, 2017, at 2 p.m.
 
"The Improbable"
 
John Fifer is a native of Dover, DE, a US Air Force veteran, and a graduate of Widener University with a Masters in Health Administration. He has been retired for 19 years and he and his wife Connie have traveled extensively throughout Western Europe (RV’ing), New Zealand, Israel, Egypt, eastern Canada (RV’ing), and have logged four trips across the US (RV’ing). John has also traveled to Japan, Cambodia, Mexico (Tijuana!), and Vietnam (pleasure not wartime). Additionally, they have taken their sailing vessel, “Riverdance”, from the Chesapeake Bay several times through Florida to winter in the Bahamas, with one three year adventure down the eastern Caribbean Island nations as far as Trinidad. John feels privileged to write travel and genealogy articles for RANCH AND RESERVE MAGAZINE, an on-line quality publication out of Canada (www.ranchreservemagazine.com). He has been pursuing his family history for about a dozen years. John and his wife have one daughter and one granddaughter. Being a two time cancer survivor, John and his wife make every attempt to live life to the fullest.
 
The presenter will discuss finds that he considers “meant to be”/ “almost miraculous”: how they occurred, why they were pursued, and any subsequent follow-up. All but one of the discoveries are documented, and the other provides fuel for further research. For those who have experienced such findings, this will be a reinforcement and reminder of your personal discoveries and an opportunity to relive the excitement of those finds. For new researchers it may provide insights into where to explore, who to contact, questions to ask yourself, and most of all, why we as genealogists persevere. This will be a light and fast-paced program so bring your running shoes, metaphorically speaking of course! Bring a friend and see you there!
          Additional info at www.downstatedegenealogists.org or contact info@downstatedegenealogists.org.
 




 



 


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 Webmaster@SCGSDelaware.org!
 



October 5
Genie Bytes
Genie Bytes explores a wide range of topics that cover technology issues. You’re welcome to bring your laptops or tablets. Internet access available through library. Members welcome to suggest future topics.
October 11
Board Meeting
Board/Committee Reporting and Planning.  Lunch afterwards.
October 21
Monthly Membership Meeting & Guest Speaker
10 - 10:30 AM  General Monthly Meeeting 10:30 - 12 PM  Guest Speaker
October 23
Fall Discussion Group - 6 consecutive Mondays
Come and Share Please Make a Reservation - email: gmaneval@gmail.com   Topic: "Mastering Genealogical Proof" by Thomas W. Jones When: 6 consecutive Mondays - October 23 through November 27 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Where: Rehoboth Beach Library - ...
October 30
Fall Discussion Group - 6 consecutive Mondays
Topic: "Mastering Genealogical Proof" by Thomas W. Jones What's it all about: We will use the book,  Mastering Genealogical Proof,  to discuss how to help reconstruct relationships & the lives our ancestors, through the problem solving practices which Dr. ...