Sussex County Genealogical Society - Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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
Welcome . . our society is open to everyone with an interest in finding their roots!


Spring Discussion Group

Breaking through Brick Walls
These meetings are scheduled:  April 13, 20 & 27th & May 11, 18 & 25th
at the Rehoboth Public Library from 11:00 AM until 1:PM
At these meetings we'll discuss "Brick Walls" and resources and methods to help in our research.  Each week 2 attendees will present their "Brick Walls" using the form and what they've already accomplished in their research.  The group will take home the attendees forms and help by spending an hour researching on their own.  At the following session we'll discuss our findings and then 2 more attendees will present their information.  Over the 6 weeks we hope to help solve several mysteries!
Please download and print this form.  Fill it out as best you can.  Feel free to add other information or documents that may be helpful.  Make about 10 copies to be shared with other searchers and bring them to the Discussion Group.  Feel free to bring your lunch. 

Presents a Free Program Open to the Public
Delaware Public Archives
121 M.L.K. Jr. Boulevard North
Dover, Delaware
Saturday, June 10, 2017, at 2 p.m.
”How to Research Military Records and Uncover Their Genealogical Treasures and Stories”
          Sydney Cruice Dixon, well-known researcher and member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, will be presenting this informative program on learning who, what, where, when, why, and how to research your ancestor’s military service and history.  She will be educating us on how to navigate some of the difficulties of researching military records at the National Archives in Washington, DC.  Different techniques and strategies will be taught to us, in order to conduct effective searches for these valuable records both on and off the internet.
          Sydney Cruice Dixon, MBA, is a graduate of Penn State and Drexel Universities and has been actively researching family genealogies since 1995.  She conducts genealogical research for clients as well as teaching both beginner and intermediate level genealogy courses.  She lectures regularly throughout the tri-state area, with particular emphasis on military records.
          Additional info at or contact

SCGS Presents - June 17th



History Happy Hour: "Mariners Wives' Tales"
Friday June 23, at 4:00pm, at Hotel Rodney: Dr. Katherine Henn presents, "Mariners Wives' Tale"

The Lewes seafaring men are certainly a part of this history, but the focus of this presentation is on the women... wives, mothers, daughters and granddaughters of one specific Lewes maritime family:  The family of Patience Dewolfe.  Along with the portrait from the Burton-Ingram House, the audience will view several pictures of her granddaughter and great granddaughter (now also deceased), with interesting histories in their own right: some drama, some tragedy, some glory, and even some humor which will entertain. While the gentlemen relatives of Patience were out to sea, lost at sea, or on land fighting in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War, the ladies had to make their own way around rough terrain and interesting times.

SCGS Presents - July 15th



May 25
Breaking Through Brick Walls
See description on Home Page.
June 17
SCGS Members "Show and Tell"
See description on Home Page.
July 15
Beginners Intro to Learning About Genealogy
See description on Home Page.