Presentations on Hagley Records Now Available
The DGS meeting topic on October 20 was "Genealogical Resources at Hagley". If you're a member who missed the meeting or one wants to review what was discussed, you can find the two presentations in our members-only meeting materials section
of this website.
Erik Rau, Director of Library Services at Hagley provided a detailed overview of the Hagley resources. Reese Robinson and Marge McNinch presented a case study in using these resources to research a particular family
Coming Saturday, November 16
Finding your German Ancestral Village
10:30 am to12:30 pm
Hockessin Public Library, 1023 Valley Road, Hockessin, DE 19707
Germans immigrated from Europe and Russia to America. Sometimes the name of the village they left is known, sometimes not. Lloyd Maier will bring some ideas on how to find the name of the village and locate where your ancestors once lived.
Speaker Lloyd Maier is an active family researcher. She maintains a website of her family's ancestors and their stories. She has led the Germanic Genealogy Group of the Delaware Saengerbund for 7 years, and in the process learned many nuances of researching German families.
Get Your Family History Questions Answered!
The latest upgrade to our website allows members to have their genealogical questions answered faster than ever before!
“Ask DGS” is a new forum on the Members section of the website where you can unleash the power of crowdsourcing. Now you can quickly and easily:
- Get help with your Delaware ancestors from other members who have researched the same families.
- Learn about that obscure Delaware source that might hold the answer to your elusive brick wall.
- Connect with a person who frequents an archive or repository where your record is located and who will look for your record on their next visit.
- Make friends and correspond with other members with similar interests in specific families or groups, such as Quakers, African-Americans, Dupont employees, Swedes, or shipyard workers. The possibilities are endless!
This is a work in progress. The DGS will be monitoring the forum and making updates as needed. Send any feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is the procedure to access the new Ask DGS Forum:
- Access www.delgensoc.org.
- Click on Member in the blue column to the left. The Member Sign-in Window will appear.
- Sign in with your member login and password. Click Login. The Members section will open.
- Click Research in the blue column to the left. The Research page will open.
- Click Query Forums in the Contents section of the page.
Welcome to the Delaware Genealogical Society, a place for all genealogists to meet and share their knowledge and experiences. The Society endeavors to be the primary source of information about Delaware families, as well as a trusted provider of genealogical education and assistance for all of our members.
This mission is accomplished through our monthly seminar program, a Society newsletter, a twice yearly Society Journal, the DGS Delaware Families blog and this website which contains general Delaware guidance for all and Delaware specific content in a Members Only section. This web site is for you, the membership, and we look forward to your input to ensure it meets your needs.