Coming Saturday, January 25

Live Webinar with Diahan Southard: Making the most of Ancestry DNA
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Hockessin Public Library, 1023 Valley Road, Hockessin, DE 19707
 
If you have had your DNA tested at AncestryDNA, you know that your DNA match list is expanding every day, and there are often changes to your DNA ethnicity results that can leave you scratching your head. Add to that the abundance of tools to integrate your genetics and your genealogy, and you can quickly become lost in a sea of clicks and colors. Thankfully, there are a few tips and tricks that you can start using today that can help you cut through the excess and get right to the heart of the work of finding your ancestor. We will cover DNA ethnicity results, as well as ThruLines, and match list features like relationship estimates and match groups. 
 
Diahan Southard is a leading voice for consumer DNA testing from her position as Founder of Your DNA Guide. Diahan teaches internationally, consults with leading testing companies and forensics experts. Southard's company, Your DNA Guide (YourDNAGuide.com), deploys a team of scientists who provide one-on-one genetic genealogy education and research services. You will walk away from an interaction with her enlightened and motivated as she has a passion for genetic genealogy, a genuine love for people, and a gift for making the technical understandable.
 

 


Ask DGS

Get Your Family History Questions Answered!
 
The latest upgrade to our website allows members to have their genealogical questions answered faster than ever before!
 
“Ask DGS” is a new forum on the Members section of the website where you can unleash the power of crowdsourcing. Now you can quickly and easily: 
  • Get help with your Delaware ancestors from other members who have researched the same families. 
  • Learn about that obscure Delaware source that might hold the answer to your elusive brick wall. 
  • Connect with a person who frequents an archive or repository where your record is located and who will look for your record on their next visit. 
  • Make friends and correspond with other members with similar interests in specific families or groups, such as Quakers, African-Americans, Dupont employees, Swedes, or shipyard workers. The possibilities are endless!
This is a work in progress. The DGS will be monitoring the forum and making updates as needed. Send any feedback to queries@delgensoc.org
Here is the procedure to access the new Ask DGS Forum: 
  • Access www.delgensoc.org.
  • Click on Member in the blue column to the left. The Member Sign-in Window will appear. 
  • Sign in with your member login and password. Click Login. The Members section will open. 
  • Click Research in the blue column to the left. The Research page will open. 
  • Click Query Forums in the Contents section of the page. 
If you’re already logged in, you can go directly to the Query Forums by clicking here!
 

 


Welcome to the Delaware Genealogical Society, a place for all genealogists to meet and share their knowledge and experiences.  The Society endeavors to be the primary source of information about Delaware families, as well as a trusted provider of genealogical education and assistance for all of our members.
 
This mission is accomplished through our monthly seminar program, a Society newsletter, a twice yearly Society Journal, the DGS Delaware Families blog and this website which contains general Delaware guidance for all and Delaware specific content in a Members Only section. This web site is for you, the membership, and we look forward to your input to ensure it meets your needs.