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Genealogy Loves a Good Map!
Saturday, September 29
Genealogy Loves a Good Map!  (Member Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hockessin Public Library, 1023 Valley Road, Hockessin, DE 19707
(Rescheduled from April 2018)
The presentation will address the importance and usage of maps in genealogical research, how changing boundaries affect where you find ancestry records, and where you can find relevant maps online and in local repositories. Examples will be drawn largely from Delaware but the concepts and techniques will be of interest to all genealogists.   Free and open to the public.
 
Speaker: Reese Robinson, who serves on the Board of Governors of the Delaware Genealogical Society and as the DGS Webmaster, is a technology management consultant whose family tree is well-rooted in Delaware.  Reese authors a blog about Delaware Genealogy (Nanticoke River Roots).  
 



Using Land Records for Genealogy Research
Sunday, October 21
Using Land Records for Genealogy Research  (Member Meetings)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hockessin Public Library, 1023 Valley Road, Hockessin, DE 19707
Land records are one of the most valuable genealogy resources. However, many family historians over look these records because they don't realize how much genealogical information they can contain. Discover the difference between County, State and Federal land records. Learn where to access these different land records and find out how to extract all the rich family information they hold.   Free and open to the public.
 
Speaker:  Sydney F. Cruice Dixon is a genealogy researcher, lecturer and teacher in the Philadelphia and Tristate area.  She holds an MBA from Drexel University and a BA from Penn State University.  She is the current President of the Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She has been actively involved in genealogy research since 1995.  She conducts research for clients and coaching for those clients who prefer to do their own family research.  She is a member of the faculty for the Researching Family in Pennsylvania Institute and she developed the curriculum and teaches the Foundations of Genealogy courses at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.  Also, Sydney serves on Genealogy Advisory Committee for the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and on the Planning Committee of the Main Line Genealogy Club. 



Writing Your Family Story:  A Panel Discussion
Saturday, November 10
Writing Your Family Story: A Panel Discussion  (Member Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hockessin Public Library, 1023 Valley Road, Hockessin, DE 19707
Stumped about how to get started on writing your family story? Wondering about how to preserve your family's story in a written format for future generations?  Panelists will discuss different techniques for writing family history; ways to break down the daunting task; and different publishing options available today.   Audience members are welcome to bring written family histories they have published for show and tell.  Free and open to the public.



December Social
Tuesday, December 11
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 Roundtable:  DNA Topics
Saturday, January 26, 2019
DGS Roundtable: DNA Topics  (Member Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hockessin Public Library, 1023 Valley Road, Hockessin, DE 19707
Come for a discussion on all things DNA!  Wondering what type of kit to buy?  How to understand DNA results?  Have a story to share about finding an unexpected relative?  We'll have a moderator and knowledgable members to facilitate this open discussion on DNA topics. 
Free and open to the public. 



Genealogy Research in Pennsylvania Coal Country
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Genealogy Research in Pennsylvania Coal Country  (Member Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hockessin Public Library, 1023 Valley Road, Hockessin, DE 19707
There are many challenges in doing genealogy research in the Pennsylvania coal region.  One big challenge is surnames - phonetic spelling, poor handwriting, transcription errors, and americanization of surnames, especially Polish and Lithuanian.  Let’s explore an example of actual research into two Polish families, while illustrating a variety of genealogy research tools. 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.



Sunday, March 31, 2019
DGS Roundtable  (Member Meetings)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hockessin Public Library, 1023 Valley Road, Hockessin, DE 19707



One-Touch Genealogy Research: How to Handle a Record Just Once: Live Webinar
Sunday, April 28, 2019
One-Touch Genealogy Research: How to Handle a Record Just Once: Live Webinar  (Member Meetings)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hockessin Public Library, 1023 Valley Road, Hockessin, DE 19707
Do you get so excited when you find a new record for an ancestor that you forget to collect the information you need? Does that record shine and glitter so brightly that you are blinded to other vital clues you might need? Learn the “One Pass” approach to genealogy research and never get distracted again!  
Participants will learn the best way to extract as much information as possible from a genealogy record on the first pass! We’ll cover how to save and name record images, how to transcribe and extract information, how to create a quick source citation, and how to make sure you can find the record in the future.    Free and open to the public. 
 
Speaker (live, via webinar):  Thomas MacEntee  

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional based in the United States who is also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. 

Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. Currently Thomas shares many of his articles and videos for free at Abundant Genealogy and also runs the popular Genealogy Bargains and DNA Bargains websites!

Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.




Tuesday, May 14, 2019
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.