About Us

The Delaware Genealogical Society is a nonprofit volunteer organization that encourages and supports genealogical research. Our primary focus is on Delaware ancestry, but we also provide general educational programs and assist members with all their family research.

DGS was founded in 1977 with about 40 charter members and has grown to almost 400 members from about 40 states today. DGS is a member of the National Genealogical Society.

Operating Year: July 2022 – June 2023

Officers and Governors 
PresidentKen Finlayson
Vice PresidentGraham Godfrey
SecretaryKathy Hauty
TreasurerHerb Thompson
Board Member 2022-24Victor Carre
Board Member 2022-24Mark Emptage, Ph.D.
Board Member 2022-24Mark J. Nelson, Ph.D.
Board Member 2022-24Beverly Wright, Ph.D.
Board Member 2022-23Rosemary Bell
Board Member 2022-23Lynn Fedele
Board Member 2022-23Doug Johnston
Board Member 2022-23Stuart Siegell, Ph.D.
Immediate Past PresidentMike Miscoski
Membership ChairmanVictor Carre
Editorial Team LeaderPat Rachek
WebmasterGraham Godfrey
Public Relations and Liaison 
Liaison with NGSRosemary Bell
PublicityBeverly Wright, Ph.D.
Community Service Activities 
Program Committee ChairGraham Godfrey
Projects to Create Resources 
Indexing ProjectMark Emptage
Transcription ProjectsRosemary Bell
Finance and Audit Committee 
ChairHerb Thompson
Committee MemberLynn Fedele
Committee MemberDoug Johnston
Committee MemberMark Emptage


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