DGS Webinars for Everyone

DGS hosts about seven educational programs every year. Meeting materials and recorded webinars, when made available by our speakers, are generally available to DGS members only. We are making several recorded webinars and meeting materials available to everyone, so that you can experience our programs and learn more about us. See the list below.


A Tour of the NEW DGS website

Graham Godfrey, DGS board member and technology lead, takes you on a tour of the new DGS website in this special one-hour program. Designed to make DGS resources easy to use, the website offers improved navigation, introduces new research about African American Civil War Veterans from Delaware, an all-new section with Delaware Resources for Everyone, and a new Member Library.

The tour includes an overview of the entire website and membership tools, plus a deep dive into the newly published Directory of African American Veterans of the Civil War, a live demo of at the new 61,000-person name index for the DGS Journal, and other new features.  

Get the inside scoop on how to best use the website for your research!

Handout: Tour of the New DGS Website

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The Second World War (WWII): African American Involvement in the US Military

Erwin Polk, Co-founder & V.P. Genealogy of the Delaware chapter of AAHGS, talked about African American soldiers’ participation in the U.S. Military during World War II, including the military units in which they served. Presented March 2021.

Handout: African American Involvement in the Second World War

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The New Delaware Genealogical Research Guide: A Look Between the Covers

Irene Heffran Monley and Constance Nelmes Beatty, two members of the the Delaware Genealogical Society Research Guide Committee, gave 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. Presented October 2020.

Presentation as PDF: Delaware Genealogical Research Guide: A Look Between the Covers

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