Calendar of DGS Events

Our programs will restart in September 2022 and run through May 2023. Recorded webinars and handouts from almost 40 prior meetings are accessible to DGS members here.

A calendar of local events is available from the Bucks County Genealogical Society here. Click on “Comprehensive Calendar of area genealogical events.”

This year’s programs are supported by a gift from

Margaret Gause Bramble and Edward L. Bramble.


March 25,2023

Canceled: Using Civil War Records to Develop an Ancestor Historical Narrative

Presented by Ken Finlayson: President, Delaware Genealogical Society
Simply cutting and pasting an ancestor’s Ancestry Civil War enlistment data will not advance family history.  Learn to start with your family tree to recognize potential Civil War ancestors and learn how to obtain and use military records to outline a narrative of your ancestor’s war experience.  In this webinar, you will learn how to read the military records and identify the numerous data traps camouflaged in the records.  Also, you’ll be introduced to numerous on-line resources that are critical to augmenting the military records and documenting your ancestor’s full war experience.  Lastly, back to the family tree and a pattern discussion on such topics as trauma and desertion and their possible effects, or lack of impact, on intergenerational family history.  

Unfortunately, this event has been canceled. We hope to bring it to you at a later date.
April 22,2023

Beginning Your Genealogy Journey

Presented by Cheri Hudson Passey: Professional Genealogist, Owner of Carolina Girl Genealogy, LLC
The desire to discover our ancestors continues to grow in popularity with the addition of online trees, genealogy TV shows, and the popularity of DNA tests.  In this presentation, we will look at how to begin to create a family tree, learn what documents may provide information, and how and where to find them. Using a research plan, organization, and avoiding mistakes are also important habits for every beginner to understand and implement from day one. This presentation will give beginners the confidence they need to begin and move forward with building a correct family tree.

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May 20,2023

Navigating the National Archives

Presented by Julie Miller: Certified Genealogist, Certified Genealogical Speaker, Fellow of National Genealogical Society
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has a wealth of resources that can be used for genealogical research. The records may be found in Washington, thirteen regional branches located throughout the United States, and online. Learn how to find and use the abundant records held by this national treasure.

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