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Finding and Using Public Domain Books
Sunday, February 26
Finding and Using Public Domain Books  (Member Meetings)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hockessin Public Library, 1023 Valley Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
Leah Youse will show us how to locate both print and digital public domain books that can be mined for genealogical information.  February meeting of the Delaware Genealogical Society, free and open to the public.
 
Speaker: Leah Youse, MLIS, is a genealogy lecturer and librarian based out of Elkton, Maryland. Leah loves figuring out free ways to research her ancestors from the comfort of her home and sharing those tips with others.



Sunday, March 19
Your DNA Results Are In: The Sequel!  (Member Meetings)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hockessin Public Library, 1023 Valley Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
J. Joseph Harland, Ph.D., CG, will highlight the use genealogical DNA testing to resolve family research questions.  A number of case studies will be presented to illustrate this technique.  March meeting of the Delaware Genealogical Society, free and open to the public.
 
SPEAKER: J. Joseph Harland, Ph.D., CG, has been a research chemist and project manager for the last 39 years. He has been an avid genealogist for nearly the same amount of time. He finds that the investigative skills that have made him a successful chemist to be quite applicable to genealogy. Joe is the Delaware Genealogical Society’s Vice President and Membership Chairman. His research interests lie with the immigrants to New England and then westward across the United States. His research has appeared in Western Massachusetts Families in 1790 (NEHGS, 2012).



Sunday, April 23
Clean Up Your Room! Organization Techniques for Genealogy  (Member Meetings)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hockessin Public Library, 1023 Valley Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
Panel discussion on the good, the bad, and the ugly:  Experiences with developing an organization system for the tons of materials that find their way into a family historian’s house.  The best organization system is the one that works for you and those to whom you intend to pass along your family history treasures.  We’ll discuss different books, blogs, supplies, and personal experiences in developing an effective storage, preservation and organization system.  Just in time for spring cleaning, and planning a summer project! April meeting of the Delaware Genealogical Society.  Free and open to the public. 



Tuesday, May 16
Brick Wall Session, Annual Members' Meeting, Election and Social  (Member Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Immanuel Church, Highlands, 2400 W. 17th Street, Wilmington, DE 19806
Annual Members' Meeting and Election.  Members can submit "brick wall" problems in advance for discussion at the meeting.   Enjoy refreshments and fellowship with other genealogy enthusiasts!  May meeting, free and open to the public.