Sussex County Genealogical Society - Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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Wednesday, May 5
Q and A Session  (Calendar of Events)
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
All members are encouraged to attend and participate. Q&A invite is sent to only those members who have indicated interest in participating. 
Non-members are welcome to attend and may request an invitation link by sending an email to: programs@scgsdelaware.org no later than two days prior to the event. 
Bring questions and share your expertise.


Saturday, May 15 through Saturday, May 15
SCGS General Meeting (Zoom)  (Calendar of Events)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
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 May 12th.
Topics: "Using Daughters of the American Revolution Records For Genealogical Research." and "Forgotten Patriots: African American and American Indian Patriots in the American Revolution." by Denise Clemons
 
Are you just starting out on your journey to discover your family roots…or are you one document away from solving a mystery of one of your ancestors? Wherever you are in your genealogical process, DAR is here to help. The DAR Genealogical Research System (GRS) includes free online databases containing information on Revolutionary patriot ancestors, descendants of those patriots, as well as the vast array of genealogical resources from the DAR Library.
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Denise Clemons earned a BA in Biopsychology from Vassar College and an MA in Writing from Johns Hopkins University. Before moving to Lewes in 2005, Denise Clemons spent the first 20 years of her career in the information technology industry. She then went on to work with a number of non-profit organizations, including Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, where she gained insight and experience in the Museum world. She has served as the Curator for the DAR Maull House, handling research, restoration and preservation projects.  Denise has served as the Archivist for the Lewes Historical Society for the past 22 months.  Denise is an avid genealogist, past Regent of the Col. David Hall chapter, and currently Delaware State Treasurer for NSDAR.



Saturday, September 18
SCGS General Meeting (Zoom)  (Calendar of Events)
10:00 am
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 16th.
 
Topic: "How to Reopen and Work a Genealogical Cold Case" by Lisa Louise Cooke          http://www.GenealogyGems.com
 
Become a genealogical detective in this vital session. You’ll learn to track ancestors like a criminal cold case detective, sniffing out holes in your research and getting missing information on the record with cutting edge technology.
 
Lisa Louise Cooke is the Producer and Host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, an online genealogy audio show at www.GenealogyGems.com that has been downloaded over 3 million times. She also hosts the weekly YouTube Live show Elevenses with Lisa. She is the author of four books including The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox Second Edition, Mobile Genealogy, and How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers, and the Google Earth for Genealogy video series, as well as a writer, instructor and podcaster for Family Tree Magazine. She is a sought-after keynote speaker and has been featured at events such as Who Do You Think You Are? Live in England, RootsTech, the National Genealogical Society national conference, MyHeritage Live and the Australasian Federation of Family History Organizations Congress. 



Saturday, October 16
SCGS General Meeting (Zoom)  (Calendar of Events)
10:00 am
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 14th.
 
Topic: "Step Away From your Computer: Using Archives, Libraries & Museums for Your Research" by Gena Philibert-Ortega
 
Gena Philibert-Ortega is an author, researcher, and instructor whose focus is genealogy, social and women's history. She holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Women's Studies) and a Master’s degree in Religion. Her published works include two books, numerous articles published in magazines and online, as well as four editions of the Tracing Your Ancestors series from Morsehead Publishing. She is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association’s magazine, Crossroads. Her writings can be found on her blogs, Gena’s Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera as well as the GenealogyBank and Legacy Webinars blogs. She is a course instructor for The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. She has presented to diverse groups worldwide including the Legacy Family Tree Webinar series. Her current research includes women's repatriation and citizenship in the 20th century, foodways and community in fundraising cookbooks, and women's material culture.



Saturday, November 20
SCGS General Meeting (Zoom)  (Calendar of Events)
10:00 am
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 November 18th.
 
Topic: "The Discriminating Genealogist: Telling Good Evidence From Bad" by Judy Russell
 
The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell is a genealogist with a law degree who writes and lectures on topics ranging from using court records in family history to understanding DNA testing. On the faculty of numerous genealogy institutes, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, from which she holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist® and Certified Genealogical Lecturerâ„ . Her award-winning blog is at https://www.legalgenealogist.com



Saturday, January 15, 2022
SCGS General Meeting (Zoom)  (Calendar of Events)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
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 January 13th.
 
Topic: Accessing NARA Military Records by John Deeben
 Record Availabity, How to access the records, Visiting NARA, etc. 
 
John Deeben is the senior military archivist at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, and deal primarily with the older military records in our custody from roughly the Revolutionary War to the beginning of the 20th century. Before he became a reference archivist he was one of NARA's staff genealogists, so he is well familiar with the genealogy community and their particular focus on the records. He used to make presentations at some of the national conferences (NGS and FGS in particular),



Saturday, February 19, 2022
SCGS General Meeting (Zoom)  (Calendar of Events)
10:00 am
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 February 17th.
Topic: "The 1950 Census - Are you Ready" by Thomas MacEntee
 

Summary: Many genealogists remember the amount of excitement in April 2012 around the release of the 1940 US Census. Following the “72 Year Rule” for records at the National Archives, the results of the 1950 US Census will be made public on Friday, April 1, 2022. It’s never too early to prepare for this valuable data related to US genealogy research!

Description: Participants will get up to speed on the history of the 1950 US Census, why the 1950 US Census form is radically different than previous forms, and how the data will be accessed. In addition we’ll cover what you can do NOW to prepare for the release of the 1950 US Census as well as volunteer projects related to indexing and finding aids. Finally, we’ll cover how you can always get the latest information related to the release of the 1950 US Census data!

 

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional based in the United States who is also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas has over 42 years of experience researching family history

Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. Currently Thomas shares many of his articles and videos for free at Genealogy Bargains.com!

Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.