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Preservation of Documents, Photos and Digital Memories: Techniques for the Family Historian
Saturday, February 20
Preservation of Documents, Photos and Digital Memories: Techniques for the Family Historian  (Member Meetings)
10:00 am
Virtual meeting; registration required
Connor Lee Graham, Supervisor of Archival Collections of the Delaware Public Archives, will discuss how to preserve a family historian's treasures:  old photographs, documents, and digitized memories.  The program will highlight cost effective steps for a home archivist to preserve family records.
Free and open to the public, registration required.  
Connor Graham, CA is a processing archivist and manager of the Records Services department at Delaware Public Archives where she oversees DPA’s processing archivists, imaging archivist, and audiovisual archivist.  Connor earned her bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from the University of Delaware. She received her Master’s in Library and Information Science with a concentration in archival studies from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2016. She has been a staff member of Delaware Public Archives for eight years. In that time she has processed numerous collections, curated all of the exhibits since 2015, and has been the archival adviser on the Delaware Women’s Service Monument Committee and Delaware Women’s Suffrage Committee. 
 
 



The Second World War (WWII): African American Involvement in the US Military
Saturday, March 20
The Second World War (WWII): African American Involvement in the US Military  (Member Meetings)
10:00 am
Virtual meeting; registration required
Erwin Polk, Co-founder & V.P. Genealogy of the Delaware chapter of AAHGS, will talk about  African American soldiers' participation in the U.S. Military during World War II, including the military units in which they served. 
Erwin Polk was interviewed on “The Today Show” on July 3, 1993 about ancestors that fought in the American Revolution.  He is a great grandson of a Buffalo Soldier that served from 1882 to 1892.  3X great grandmother Mary & her children were freed by a will in 1809 & appeared in the special Maryland Census for 1832. Her husband was listed in the 1850 Census. 
Presentation is free and open to the public.
 
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Genealogy of a Home: Using Land Records, Wills, Census and Newspapers to Trace Family
Saturday, April 24
Genealogy of a Home: Using Land Records, Wills, Census and Newspapers to Trace Family  (Member Meetings)
10:00 am
Virtual meeting; registration required
Reese Robinson of the Delaware Genealogical Society will use case studies and resources from Delaware to trace a property using land records, as well as the people who owned that property.
Reese Robinson is a former DGS Vice President and Webmaster, and has given presentations on numerous topics, including Newspapers, Cemeteries, and Maps.
Free and open to the public, but registration required.