Sussex County Genealogical Society - Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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Wednesday, November 3 through Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Monthly Question & Answer Sessions  (Calendar of Events)
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Zoom
First Wednesday of each month, November 3rd - May 5th.  All members and guests are encouraged to attend. Come with questions and everyone is encouraged to participate. 
If you want to participate, go to our website, www.SCGSDelaware.org, and send your email address to programs@scgsdelaware.org 
Mention that you would like to be included in the Question and Answer session and the date.



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.




Saturday, March 19, 2022 through Saturday, March 19, 2022
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 March 16th.
 
Topic: Special presentation for St. Patrick's Day: "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" by Sarah Gutmann 
Learn how to trace the paths of your Irish immigrant ancestors. Discover how to gather information about them through U.S records and then where and how to look for them in Irish records.
 

About Sarah Gutmann: (https://thefamilytreeclimber.com) Genealogy is not a common hobby for a 13 year old, especially in 1996.  My friends did not know I spent countless hours scrolling through microfilm and contacting churches looking for records. What fascinated me was not just dates and locations, but piecing together the stories of family members forgotten by time. 

Once the Internet came along, brick walls came crashing down. For over two decades I have enjoyed not only building my family tree, but also helping friends, family, and students discover their own past. With so many records available, my goal is to make sure each person is climbing THEIR family tree.

In 2017 my passion led me to begin my certification as a professional genealogist through ICAP.  

In 2021 I proudly became a researcher for Legacy Tree, the number one genealogy company in the nation. 




Saturday, October 15, 2022
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 12th.
 
Topic: "German Research Online" by James Beidler
Searching for German-speaking ancestors is undergoing a paradigm shift in which the resources of Ancestry, FamilySearch and European-based Genealogy.net are all major players and German church records are being digitized. Learn about the many websites that can help you break down brick walls and find the villages of origin for your ancestors!
 
 
James M. Beidler is the author of The Family Tree Historical Newspapers Guide and The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide as well as writes Roots & Branches, an award-winning weekly newspaper column on genealogy. He is also a columnist for German Life magazine and is editor of Der Kurier, the quarterly journal of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society. He is now an editor at Legacy Tree Genealogists, Inc.

He was the President of the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors from 2010 to 2012, and is the former Executive Director for the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania. He served as national co-chairman for the 2008 Federation of Genealogical Societies conference in Philadelphia.

Beidler is also frequent contributor to other periodicals ranging from scholarly journals such as The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine to popular-interest magazines such as Ancestry Magazine and Family Tree Magazine. He also wrote the chapter on genealogy for Pennsylvania: A History of the Commonwealth, published jointly by the Penn State Press and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

As a lecturer, he was a part of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council’s acclaimed Commonwealth Speakers program from 2002 to 2009, and has been a presenter at numerous conferences. In addition to being a member of numerous genealogical, historical, and lineage societies, Beidler also sits on Pennsylvania’s State Historic Records Advisory Boardas well as the selection committee for the Pennsylvania Digital Newspaper Project.

He is an Enrolled Agent tax preparer and owner of James M. Beidler Tax Concierge LLC and previously was a copy editor for 15 years for The Patriot-Newsnewspaper in Harrisburg, PA.

Beidler was born in Reading, PA, and raised in nearby Berks County, where he currently resides. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Hofstra University in Long Island, NY, with a BA in Political Science in 1982.