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Saturday, October 23
Delaware, our Families, and the 1918 Flu Epidemic  (Member Meetings)
10:00 am
Virtual meeting; registration required
Mary Anne Vincent, Delaware Genealogy Society, will describe how in the past hundred years there have been quite a number of epidemics and pandemics: flu, polio, Legionnaires, AIDS, Ebola, and Zika among them. But the worst was the flu pandemic of 1918 which killed more people than World War I. We will look at its history in the United States (especially Philadelphia, Wilmington, and South Jersey) and the world, as well as its impact on our society.
 



Saturday, November 20
Partners in Research: Delaware Historical Society Resources for Genealogists  (Member Meetings)
10:00 am
Virtual meeting; registration required
Leigh Rifenburg, Chief Curator, Delaware Historical Society, will give a presentation describing the Delaware Historical Society's records. Whether you are a veteran researcher or just getting started with genealogy, it helps to know what resources are available to you and where to find them. With its extraordinary collection of more than three million items and archival records, the Delaware Historical Society Research Library is a great place to start. Join Chief Curator Leigh Rifenburg to discover more about the Library’s collections and resources for family history, hear what we’re doing to make them increasingly accessible to the public, and learn how to get the most out of your library research experience at this hidden gem in downtown Wilmington.

To register: https://bit.ly/3BnSrcm




Saturday, January 22, 2022
Delaware Escape Rooms  (Member Meetings)
10:00 am
Virtual meeting; registration required
Thomas MacEntee, Genealogy Bargains, will offer something different. Imagine you are trapped in an archive, and the only way out is to solve a series of genealogy research puzzles. His presentation will be more like a workshop with homework beforehand. The questions can be answered using FamilSearch.org or other locations. The speaker will reveal the answers through documents which are customized for Delaware.
 
To register: https://bit.ly/3jnmsTy 



Saturday, February 26, 2022
Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: Using Occupational Records  (Member Meetings)
10:00 am
Virtual meeting; registration required
Amy Johnson Crow will explore how records created about occupation and employment can yield specific information about the ancestor, help place the ancestor in historical/social context, and spark ideas for further research.
 
To register: https://bit.ly/2Wyn9AX 



Saturday, March 26, 2022
Almshouses, Orphanages, and Reform Schools  (Member Meetings)
10:00 am
Virtual meeting; registration required
Mike Miscoski, President, Delaware Genealogical Society, will present the history and evolution of Almshouses, Orphanages, and Reform Schools in the United States, including the Colonial, Antebellum, mid-19th Century, and early 20th Century periods. We will learn about poorhouses, indenture, congregate institutions, orphan trains, and the ASPCA. We will learn about the difference between outdoor vs. indoor assistance and the advancement of children's rights into the Progressive era. Also included are some real genealogical research discoveries at such institutions, some genealogy tips, Delaware institutions, and lastly some pictures of waifs.
 
To register: https://bit.ly/3kwenv9 
 



Saturday, April 23, 2022
Tracking down your Eastern European Ancestors  (Member Meetings)
10:00 am
Virtual meeting; registration required
Pam Vestal, Generations Genealogy, The participant will learn strategies for locationg ancestral places of origin and uncover original names. The speaker will describe how to find and request records; as well as how to understand the documents. She will also describe language challenges and how to cope with these challenges.
 
To register: https://bit.ly/3yqtWts 



Saturday, May 21, 2022
Extra! Extra! Newspapers and Genealogy  (Member Meetings)
10:00 am
Virtual meeting; registration required
Reese Robinson, Delaware Genealogical Society, will give us an overview of the role of newspapers in genealogy research; discuss available print and online Delaware newspaper sources; demonstrate online sources (free and pay sites) for general newspaper research; and, through case studies, show how newspaper research can support traditional research and break down genealogical brick walls. This presentation is a refresh of the one he gave in January 2017 updated with new information on the expanding availability of online newspapers.
 
To register: https://bit.ly/3zqAcmh