Sussex County Genealogical Society - Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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Wednesday, March 6
Q & A: Let's Talk Genealogy!  (Calendar of Events)
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Zoom meeting
SCGS members and non-members gather monthly via zoom for an open discussion group. Any and all genealogy and genealogy related topics, questions and concerns are welcome. Participants exchange successes and challenges in researching their families – sharing experiences, knowledge and techniques. Topics include software, resources and general tips. Group is moderated by Tom Dempsey and John McKenzie. The meetings are on the first Wednesday of the month at 4 pm. If you would like to join us please request an invitation by contacting: programs@scgsdelaware.org


Saturday, March 16
SCGS General Meeting (Hybrid - Lewes Library or Zoom)  (Calendar of Events)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Lewes Library or Zoom Meeting
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 later than March 12th.
 
Topic: "Holdings of the Delaware Historical Society Research Library" by Lee Rifenburg
 
Collecting and preserving Delaware materials for over 150 years, the Delaware Historical Society has a rich and varied collection of books, ephemera, newspapers, serials, maps, manuscripts and photographs relating to the history of Delaware and its people.
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Wednesday, March 20
Roots Magic Special Interest Group  (Calendar of Events)
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Zoom meeting
All are welcome to join our bi-monthly meetings and share their experiences using the Roots Magic software. Most users have moved to Roots Magic 9 but some are still using earlier versions. Members use either Windows or Mac versions of the software. If you would like to join the monthly meeting and also participate in our group email exchanges please send a request to:  programs@scgsdelaware.org
In January we are reviewing our group format and time of our meetingsMembers are encouraged to bring questions and issues to the group. We will also continue our discussion on creating reports, charts and "books" with RM as a means of preserving and passing on our family research.
Please Note: The link for the Zoom meeting is usually sent the day before the meeting.



Saturday, April 20
SCGS General Meeting (Hybrid - Lewes Library or Zoom)  (Calendar of Events)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Lewes Library or Zoom Meeting
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 later than April 10h.
 
Topic: "Lewes Family Papers" by Syl Woolford

The Albert Lewis Family donated family papers to the University of Delaware Special Collections. In those paper were a set of documents that chronicled the buying, selling and running away of slaves that Albert Lewis owned.Archives to Feature Black Methodism in Delaware Program on ...

 

BIO:

Woolford earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from Delaware  State University and then a master’s degree in business administration from Rutgers University. Going on to work for many years in accounting and sales with such firms as Campbell Soup, IBM, Pacific Telesis and Sun Information Services. Most recently he worked for, and retired from, AAA MidAtantic in Wilmington.  He said he didn’t develop an intense interest in history until after he retired, in 2008, when the City of Newark published the book “Histories of Newark: 1758 – 2008,” in honor of the city’s 250th anniversary.“They did a fantastic job on it, but left my family out" Woolford said.The slight stung a little, but it inspired in Woolford a resolve to research his own roots. He started simply searching family members’ names on Google, and searching online databases for historical records. He eventually culminated a trove of information about black Delawareans.He has since poured his research into PowerPoint presentations, and has recently lectured to audiences around the state on topics including U.S. colored troops who fought in the Civil War; Methodism among blacks in the 18th and 19th centuries; advertisements for slaves that ran in Delaware newspapers; the legacy of Howard High School; and black patriots and loyalists during the War of 1812.




Saturday, May 18 through Saturday, May 18
Locating Vital Records in Poland On LIne  (Calendar of Events)
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Lewes Library or 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 later than May 8,2024
 
Topic":Locating Vital Records in Poland On LIne:  by Julie Roberts Szcepankiewicz   Finding vital records for one's family in Poland is a critical step in exploring our Polish ancestry but can sometimes be confusing. After a brief overview of the Polish partitions to introduce beginners to the history and geography of Poland, Julie will illustrate the use of church records, passenger manifests, naturalization records, and other documents from U.S. sources, to determine one's ancestral village accurately.  She’ll suggest resources and strategies to help you decipher misspelled place names and discuss the next steps in your research:  determining the parish and civil registry office using gazetteers, and obtaining birth, marriage and death records. Julie will rely heavily on online sources throughout her presentation and show how you can trace your Polish ancestry without having to cross the ocean. If you’d like to go beyond  to find vital records for your Polish ancestors, this program will introduce you to major websites such as Metryki, GenBaza, Szukajwarchiwach (the Polish State Archives), Geneteka, and FamilySearch.
 
BIO:: Julie Roberts Szczepankiewicz is a genealogist, writer, and speaker with nearly 30 years of experience in researching her family's origins in Poland, Germany, the U.S. and Canada. She holds a bachelor's degree in biological sciences from the State University of New York in Buffalo and a master's degree in endocrinology from the University of California, Berkeley. Her passion for genealogical research started when she was a graduate student, after she was given a copy of her great-grandparents' marriage record as a gift. After reading the names of a previously-unknown generation of ancestors on that document, she was hooked. She currently volunteers as administrator to several genealogy-related Facebook groups, and serves as President of the Polish Genealogical Society of New York State, Vice-President for the New England Regional Genealogical Consortium, Inc., and previously was the Secretary for the Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts. Her articles have been published in the journals of the Polish Genealogical Society of America, the Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts, and the Western New York Genealogical Society, and she is the author of a genealogy blog, From Shepherds and Shoemakers.JGSGB Poland



Saturday, September 21 through Saturday, September 21
SCGS General Meeting (Hybrid - Lewes Library or Zoom)  (Calendar of Events)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Lewes Library or 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 later than September .10,2024
 
Topic: "Monument Cleaning and Finding Delaware Cemetaries"
 
Learn the correct  methods used by the professionals to properly clean and maintain your anestors headstones.  Where are thee headstones in Delaware? Denise Clemens of the Lewes Historical society will help your search with listings of cemetaries and clues to send you on your way.



Saturday, October 19 through Saturday, October 19
SCGS General Meeting (Hybrid - Lewes Library or Zoom)  (Calendar of Events)
10:00 am to 12:32 pm
Lewes Library or 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 later than  October 10.,2024
 
TOPIC:  Illinois County Resources Primer 
 
 
> With 102 counties in Illinois, there are hundreds of locations
> scattered across the state where significant records collections live.
> Tina will help you sift through these repositories to find county
> resources pertinent to your Illinois ancestors including vital
> records, land patents, school censuses, justice of the peace records
> and more.
 
 
Tina Beaird is owner of Tamarack Genealogy and is also a Genealogy/Local
History Librarian at the Plainfield Public Library in Plainfield, IL.
Tina lectures extensively on topics including genealogical methodology,
military research and archival preservation. She is a member of the
Genealogical Speakers Guild and the Association of Professional
Genealogists as well as First V.P. of the Illinois State Genealogical
Society and Board Secretary/Director for the Oswego Heritage
Association. She volunteers her time with several historical and
genealogical societies across Illinois. Tina has provided research
assistance for nearly twenty years and has been researching her family’s
history, as time permits, for over thirty years. She is a rabid baseball
fan and her and her family have visited 24 out of 30 Major League
Ballparks across the U.S.



Saturday, November 16 through Saturday, November 16
SCGS General Meeting (Hybrid - Lewes Library or Zoom)  (Calendar of Events)
10:00 am to 12:32 pm
Lewes Library or 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 later than  Novmber 6.,2024
 
TOPIC:The Tennesse State Library and Archives:A mega Archives for Your Tennessefe Ancestors"
 
given by Melissa Barker, Certified Archives Manager of the Houston County,Tennesse Archives and Museum and  Professional Genealogist and Lecturer, teacher and Writer and book reviewer..
Melissa Barker is a Certified Archives Manager working as the Archivist/Records Manager for the past 10 years at the Houston County, Tennessee Archives. She is also a Professional Genealogist and has been working with clients since 2004. She is a well known speaker and writer who lectures across the United States and Canada, virtually and in-person, about researching in archives, genealogy research and records preservation. She is a well known book reviewer whose reviews are published in several historical and genealogical journals and magazines. Her genealogical research expertise is in Tennessee and Kentucky records. She has been researching her own family history for 30 years.
 
 



Saturday, December 21 through Saturday, December 21
SCGS General Meeting (Hybrid - Lewes Library or Zoom)  (Calendar of Events)
10:00 am to 12:32 pm
Lewes Library or 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 later than  December 11,2024
 
This meeting is our annual elebration of relatives past and how we found themduring the year past.
 
We look forward to hearing how you found your hidden person after seeking them out during the past year !  Hidden holes in walls, new cousins or missing grandparents, whatever you have found let us know. Share, share , share with us all. You might have the clue we need too !
 
We will again haev a hostess table with treats for the morning meeting so if you can please help bring something to share with the attendees.