Covid-19 has certainly presented challenges to everyone, and DGS is no exception. In this recent message to DGS members, we talk about how DGS has responded. During this time, many people have had the opportunity to dig into their genealogical research. This message also covers the many resources that are available on this DGS website. Take a look! Click here for DGS Covid-19
The 2020 DGS Annual Report is now available. It reviews our achievements over the past year, recognizes our volunteers who make everything we do possible, and covers a couple of business items. Take a look and learn more about us! Click here to view the 2020 Annual Report
Caroline Massey Sparks, one of the founding members of DGS, died on May 24, 2020 in Greenville, Delaware at age 99. She was a member of DGS for forty years. In the early years of the society, she served as secretary and was on the Board of Governors. She was chair of the Tombstone Research Committee and on the Publications Committee. For ten years she was co-editor of the Delaware Genealogical Society Journal
, and until 2015 was a meticulous proofreader of the journal. The DGS board extends our condolences to her family. Caroline’s obituary can be found here https://www.chandlerfuneralhome.com/obituaries/caroline-massey-sparks/
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.