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The New Delaware Genealogical Research Guide:  A Look Between the Covers
Saturday, October 24
The New Delaware Genealogical Research Guide: A Look Between the Covers  (Member Meetings)
10:00 am
Virtual meeting, registration required
The Delaware Genealogical Society Research Guide Committee will give us a virtual walk-through of the new edition of the Delaware Genealogical Research Guide, showing how it is organized and its extensive, updated, user-friendly approach to Delaware resources and repositories.  Free and open to the public.  Registration required; register now at http://bit.ly/DGS-GenealogicalResearchGuide
 
 
 



The Delaware Public Archives:  What Records are Available and How to Access Them
Saturday, November 21
The Delaware Public Archives: What Records are Available and How to Access Them  (Member Meetings)
10:00 am
Virtual meeting, registration required
We’ll look to one of Delaware’s main repositories on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 10:00 am when Thomas M. Summers will present “The Delaware Public Archives:  What Records are Available and How to Access Them.”  Tom’s overview includes what records are accessible, what can be researched or requested online, and what the current visitor policies are at the Archives.   Free and open to the public. Registration required; register now at  http://bit.ly/DGS-PubArchive
 



A Morning with the Legal Genealogist, Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
Saturday, December 5
A Morning with the Legal Genealogist, Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL  (Conferences)
10:00 am
Virtual meeting, rescheduled from March 2020.

Judy Russell will be giving two virtual lectures this morning.  If you registered via Eventbrite for the March 2020 event at the DuPont Country Club, your registration is still valid.  If you did not register for the March event but would like to register for this virtual event, additional tickets are available for $10.  Register now at http://bit.ly/DGS-NoVitalsNoProblem

No Vitals? No Problem! - Building a Family through Circumstantial Evidence
When there's no birth, marriage or death record, what's a genealogist to do? Learn how to use circumstantial evidence to build a family.  This lecture will feature "Bringing Josias Home," tracing a man who died in Texas in 1870 back to his North Carolina parents.

Advertising the Law: The Gems in the Legal Notices

So many statutes required notice that someone wanted something done, and the legal notices in newspapers can be priceless sources of genealogical clues.

The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell is a genealogist with a law degree who writes and lectures on topics ranging from using court records in family history to understanding DNA testing. On the faculty of numerous genealogy institutes, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, from which she holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist®and Certified Genealogical Lecturerâ„ . Her award-winning blog is at http://www.legalgenealogist.com.



Diahan Southard, Your DNA Guide:  How DNA Made a Family Out of Strangers
Saturday, January 23, 2021
Diahan Southard, Your DNA Guide: How DNA Made a Family Out of Strangers  (Member Meetings)
10:00 am
Virtual meeting, Details to follow.
Diahan Southard's mother was adopted from an unwed mother’s home in Seattle, Washington. Come learn how Diahan was able to use a combination of genetic and genealogical tools to connect with her biological family, and how it has affected her family's lives. Leave with concrete ideas on how to apply these same methods to your own personal genetic genealogy endeavors, whether you are looking for your father, or your 3-times great-grandfather. Registration ($5) required; details coming soon on how to register.
Diahan Southard is a leading voice for consumer DNA testing from her position as Founder of Your DNA Guide. Diahan teaches internationally, and 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.



Preservation of Documents, Photos and Digital Memories: Techniques for the Family Historian
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Preservation of Documents, Photos and Digital Memories: Techniques for the Family Historian  (Member Meetings)
10:00 am
Virtual meeting, Details to follow
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.  Details coming soon on how to register.
 
 



Saturday, March 20, 2021
The Second World War (WWII): African American Involvement in the US Military  (Member Meetings)
10:00 am
Virtual meeting, Details to follow
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.   Details coming soon on how to register. 
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Genealogy of a Home: Using Land Records, Wills, Census and Newspapers to Trace Family
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Genealogy of a Home: Using Land Records, Wills, Census and Newspapers to Trace Family  (Member Meetings)
10:00 am
Virtual meeting, Details to follow
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 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. 
Registration required; details coming soon on how to register for this event.