Past DGS President Margaret David died

Margaret David, age 96, passed away peacefully on March 10, 2023.

She was born in 1927 in Kearney, New Jersey, the second oldest of five children. After graduating from high school, she went to work for TWA in their office. She and her husband, Vernon, were married for 60 years before his passing. Margaret taught at Goldey Beacom College and Delaware Tech in Wilmington. She also worked in the Prison Ministry and held various board positions over the years.

Margaret was president of the Delaware Genealogical Society from 2010 to 2012. She also served in various other roles as a member and on the DGS board for more than ten years, including vice president, secretary, chair of the Awards Committee, and on editorial teams for several DGS publications.

She was predeceased by her husband Vernon and her son Douglas. Margaret is survived by her son Brian and his wife Niury; by her daughter Christina and her husband Jack; and several grand- and great-grandchildren.

For the full obituary, visit https://www.chandlerfuneralhome.com/obituaries/margaret-a-david/

Special Program: A Tour of the NEW DGS website

Special Program: A Tour of the NEW DGS website

We are pleased to announce the availability of the recording and material of our Special Program: A Tour of the NEW DGS website.

Graham Godfrey, DGS board member, and technology lead, takes you on a tour of the new DGS website in this special one-hour program. Designed to make DGS resources easy to use, the website offers improved navigation, introduces new research about African American Civil War Veterans from Delaware, an all-new section with Delaware Resources for Everyone, and a new Member Library.

The tour includes an overview of the entire website and membership tools, plus a live deep dive into the newly published Directory of African American Veterans of the Civil War, a demo of at the new 61,000-person name index for the DGS Journal, and other new features.  

Follow this link to view the video and download the PDF of the meeting that is a hand guide for the website.