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Saturday, September 25
The Presidential Family Secret of Joseph W. Clinton: A Delaware Genealogy Case Study  (Member Meetings)
10:00 am
Virtual meeting; registration required
Sydney Cruice Dixon, professional genealogist, presents a case study of Joseph W. Clifton who was born and raised in Lewes, DE. In 1861, he signed up as a volunteer for military service in the Civil War. Find out how Joseph Clifton's life intersected with a major historical event. Through this story, you will learn the techniques and record sets that allowed the speaker to uncover this extraordinary family secret. Also discover how the records left behind from this event allowed the speaker to discover two earlier generations in the Clifton family.
 



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

 

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Saturday, January 22, 2022
Delaware Escape Rooms  (Member Meetings)
10:00 am
Virtual meeting; registration required
Thomas MacEntee, Genealogy Bargains, will offer something different. 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.



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.



Saturday, March 26, 2022
Almshouses, Orphanages, and Reform Schools  (Member Meetings)
10:00 am
Virtual meeting; registration required
Mike Miscoski, President, Delaware Genealogical Society



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.



Saturday, May 21, 2022
Newspapers for Genealogy Research  (Member Meetings)
10:00 am
Virtual meeting; registration required
Reese Robinson, Delaware Genealogical Society