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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. Imagine you are trapped in an archive, and the only way out is to solve a series of genealogy research puzzles. 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.
 
To register: https://bit.ly/3jnmsTy 



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.
 
To register: https://bit.ly/2Wyn9AX 



Saturday, March 26, 2022
Almshouses, Orphanages, and Reform Schools  (Member Meetings)
10:00 am
Virtual meeting; registration required
Mike Miscoski, President, Delaware Genealogical Society, will present the history and evolution of Almshouses, Orphanages, and Reform Schools in the United States, including the Colonial, Antebellum, mid-19th Century, and early 20th Century periods. We will learn about poorhouses, indenture, congregate institutions, orphan trains, and the ASPCA. We will learn about the difference between outdoor vs. indoor assistance and the advancement of children's rights into the Progressive era. Also included are some real genealogical research discoveries at such institutions, some genealogy tips, Delaware institutions, and lastly some pictures of waifs.
 
To register: https://bit.ly/3kwenv9 
 



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.
 
To register: https://bit.ly/3yqtWts 



Saturday, May 21, 2022
Extra! Extra! Newspapers and Genealogy  (Member Meetings)
10:00 am
Virtual meeting; registration required
Reese Robinson, Delaware Genealogical Society, will give us an overview of the role of newspapers in genealogy research; discuss available print and online Delaware newspaper sources; demonstrate online sources (free and pay sites) for general newspaper research; and, through case studies, show how newspaper research can support traditional research and break down genealogical brick walls. This presentation is a refresh of the one he gave in January 2017 updated with new information on the expanding availability of online newspapers.
 
To register: https://bit.ly/3zqAcmh