Coming Saturday, September 21

Using Probate and Estate Records to Raise the Dead  (Member Meetings)
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Probate and Estate records are one of the most important record groups when conducting family research. They often reveal clues to the previous generations and they include names of the current heirs. They can provide the names of married daughters, as well as siblings and nieces and nephews. A full investigation of probate records can lead to other valuable genealogy sources like: land records, guardianship records and tax records. We will explore where to find these records and how to interpret all of their valuable clues. We will discuss how to use these records with other record groups and solve your most difficult family mysteries.

Speaker:  Sydney F. Cruice Dixon  


Get Your Family History Questions Answered!
The latest upgrade to our website allows members to 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
Here is the procedure to access the new Ask DGS Forum: 
  • Access
  • 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. 
If you’re already logged in, you can go directly to the Query Forums by clicking here!


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.