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Genealogical Resources at Hagley
Sunday, October 20
Genealogical Resources at Hagley  (Member Meetings)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hockessin Public Library, 1023 Valley Road, Hockessin, DE 19707
Come learn what you can find about your ancestors in the Hagley Research Library and Archives! Please note:  this program will be held at Hockessin Public Library. Free and open to the public. 
 
Speaker Erik Rau, Hagley Director of Library Services, will give an overview of the many genealogical resources available at Hagley Research Library and Archives.  
 
Speaker Reese Robinson, DGS Webmaster, will talk about his personal experiences in researching the Toy family in the Hagley Archives.  
 
 
 
 



Finding your German Ancestral Village
Saturday, November 16
Finding your German Ancestral Village  (Member Meetings)
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Hockessin Public Library, 1023 Valley Road, Hockessin, DE 19707
Germans immigrated from Europe and Russia to America.  Sometimes the name of the village they left is known, sometimes not. Lloyd Maier will bring some ideas on how to find the name of the village and locate where your ancestors once lived.  Free and open to the public. 
 
Speaker Lloyd Maier is an active family researcher. She maintains a website of her family's ancestors and their stories. She has led the Germanic Genealogy Group of the Delaware Saengerbund for 7 years, and in the process learned many nuances of researching German families.



December Social
Tuesday, December 10
December Social  (Member Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Immanuel Church, Highlands, 2400 W. 17th Street, Wilmington, DE 19806
Come share refreshments and genealogy fellowship!  All are welcome to share a brief family story, talk about a family artifact, share a holiday tradition from your family history, or enjoy others' stories and get acquainted in this informal gathering. 
Free and open to the public.



DGS Interest Group/Open Discussion
Sunday, January 12, 2020
DGS Interest Group/Open Discussion  (Genealogy Help)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hockessin Public Library, 1023 Valley Road, Hockessin, DE 19707
Details to follow.  Free and open to the public.


Saturday, January 25, 2020
Live Webinar with Diahan Southard, Your DNA Guide  (Member Meetings)
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Hockessin Public Library, 1023 Valley Road, Hockessin, DE 19707
Join us at Hockessin Library for a live presentation, via webinar, with Diahan Southard, Your DNA Guide. Details to follow.
Free and open to the public. 



Almshouses, Orphanages and Reform Schools
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Almshouses, Orphanages and Reform Schools  (Member Meetings)
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Hockessin Public Library, 1023 Valley Road, Hockessin, DE 19707
A history of Almshouses, Orphanages and Reform Schools, from Delaware and elsewhere.  Researchers can find startling and helpful genealogical discoveries at such institutions.   Free and open to the public. 
 
Speaker:  Mike Miscoski retired in 2011 after 32 years with Hewlett-Packard and spin-off Agilent Technologies, where he worked as an engineer, a product marketing manager, and an IT Specialist.  He started genealogy research in 2012 after training at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, concentrating on his Polish and Irish heritage in the coal region of Pennsylvania.  Mike has been in Delaware since 1958. He serves on the Board of Governors of the Delaware Genealogical Society.



DGS Interest Group/Open Discussion
Sunday, March 8, 2020
DGS Interest Group/Open Discussion  (Genealogy Help)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hockessin Public Library, 1023 Valley Road, Hockessin, DE 19707
Details to follow.  Free and open to the public.


No Vitals?  No Problem!  Workshop with the Legal Genealogist, Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
Saturday, March 21, 2020
No Vitals? No Problem! Workshop with the Legal Genealogist, Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL  (Conferences)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
DuPont Country Club, 1001 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803

No Vitals? No Problem! - Building a Family through Circumstantial Evidence
When there's no birth, marriage or death record, what's a genealogist to do? Learn how to use circumstantial evidence to build a family. 

Details to follow.  This is a workshop for which advance registration will be required. 
 
The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell is a genealogist with a law degree who writes and lectures on topics ranging from using court records in family history to understanding DNA testing. On the faculty of numerous genealogy institutes, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, from which she holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist®and Certified Genealogical Lecturerâ„ . Her award-winning blog is at http://www.legalgenealogist.com.



Saturday, April 25, 2020
The Parentage of Alexina Carver: A Case Study Using the Genealogical Proof Standard and DNA  (Member Meetings)
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Hockessin Public Library, 1023 Valley Road, Hockessin, DE 19707
The Parentage of Alexina Carver:  A Case Study Utilizing the Genealogical Proof Standard and DNA to Confirm a Relationship  
Details to follow.   Free and open to the public.
Speaker: J. Joseph Harland, Ph.D., CG
 



Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Annual Election and Social  (Member Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Immanuel Church, Highlands, 2400 W. 17th Street, Wilmington, DE 19806
Come join us for our general election and social!   Light refreshments will be served.   Free and open to the public.