Author Archives: Reese

Wilmington Paper Archives – Now Online!

In December of last year, we did an overview of the Delaware newspapers available online noting the fact that the large Wilmington newspapers were nowhere to be found. Things have changed!

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Family Tree Maker – It’s Back!

It looks like Family Tree Maker is not being going away after all!  We can stop looking for alternatives and get back to researching our families.  You can read more about this here, here and here.

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Ask DGS – 1790 Census for Delaware

Reader ‘TB’ writes: Are any substitutes for the 1790 census of the state available online? If not, are any available elsewhere? The short answer is that nothing is available online for this period.  As most Delaware researchers know, the 1790 … Continue reading

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Paper! Paper!

There are a few good online sources for Delaware Newspapers, but it looks like there are more to come. Continue reading

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Family Search Record Update 8-Nov-2015

As new Delaware records become available online, we’ll try to let you know about it here on the blog. It’s a small change, but this week Family Search updated Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974 with the addition of 191 new records. Still, … Continue reading

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Family Tree Maker, RIP…

Big news from Ancestry today, announcing the discontinuation of their Family Tree Maker (FTM) desktop software.  I don’t want to think that this is a business move intended to force everyone to enter their family tree data directly into their … Continue reading

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A Scanner In Your Pocket

Using a scanner app on your phone to bring home genealogical records Continue reading

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Black Friday Genealogy Bargains!

What genealogist doesn’t like a good sale?  Need something to do while the turkey is in the oven?  For Black Friday, I wanted to pass along a few genealogy-related discounts that have crossed my desk this week.  If you know … Continue reading

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A Quick Guide to Delaware Records

What Delaware Records are available and how can you avoid spending hours looking for something that doesn’t exist? Earlier this week, we had a great general meeting of the Society with an excellent turnout and captivating speaker.  Genealogist Sydney Cruice … Continue reading

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Ask DGS – Early Passenger Ships

“Ask DGS” is an occasional series featuring research questions from our members. This one concerns early immigration to Delaware from England.

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