Friday, May 13, 2016

Upcoming Events at the Delaware State Archives

Delaware Public Archives


June 4, 2016 - 10:30 a.m.
Presenter: Sydney F. Cruice Dixon is one of the most popular and valued genealogical tools in the world. Understanding and maximizing its usefulness is essential in order to efficiently search and record your family’s history. Sydney F. Cruice Dixon, a professional genealogist, will share tips and search strategies to help you become a more effective family researcher and make sure you are getting the most of your subscription.

Integrating Your Ancestors into Desktop, Mobile and Cloud Technologies

September 3, 2016 - 10:30 a.m..
Presenter: Shamele Jordon
This program will focus on new technologies that have proven to be most useful for genealogy research. Through her own quest for her family’s history, the presenter will discuss how she used new genealogical methods such as desktop applications, cloud technologies, and mobile applications to find information about her ancestors.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Minutes March 23, 1016 Discussion Group

Date: 3/23/2016

1. Treasurer Report: Phyllis Edwards
      - $480.00 Donated from proceeds from first writing class
           taught by Phyllis Edwards
      - $150 additional income

      -expenses of $232.32 for training and $90 for posters

      - $307.68 remaining balance
      - Proceeds from 2016 writing class will be donated to NSC
      - $4,000.00 grant to the computer club has been used
2. Conference/Meetings:
      - Nancy Lyons presenting an Italian Genealogy lecture
          4/23/2016 10:30 ?Delaware Archives? not sure
          of location - if interested contact Helen Browne
      - Cherry Hill April discussion to be announced Shamalie
        - Susan Kirk Ryan, President of Delaware Genealogical Society
             will speak at our next Discussion Group Meeting, April 20
             Topic: Bumps in the Road: Quirks, Lucky Finds, Challenges
             on the Ancestral Trail
        - Phyllis Edwards will present a lecture on 7/23/2016, 3:00
             Topic: Claiming Your Heritage
        - Phyllis Edwards will be presenting a lecture at the Baltimore
             Lithuanian Society Meeting
        - Phyllis Edwards has been invited to have a table at the Lithuanian
             Festival in May
        - Genealogy Detectives Topic: Redoing Research File System
             Webinar - for info contact Helen Browne
3. Discussion Items:
          - Myron G: Apple will not support Family Tree Maker after the end
              of the year. bought software and moving to another
              database.  Max DS leased - can be downloaded now - continues
              support. Roots Magic can be synced with Ancestry
         - Becky - 160 page list of of genealogy websites has been placed
              on the Genealogy Blog on our website
         - Becky - will give Discussion Group e-mail addresses to Genealogy
              Detectives to be placed on their mailing list. They have very good
              newsletters and information.
PLEASE NOTE: Next meeting will be the third Wednesday this month due to
          the Spring Fair - April 20

Monday, July 23, 2012


From this mornings New Journal.  This is part of the same series that Helen attended a couple of weeks ago.


Program showcases using church records for info

Church records, many of which predate government-required records, can help find missing branches of family trees.

An upcoming program at the Dela­ware Public Archives, starting at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 4, will feature genealogist Nancy Lyons presenting information how to use church documents – such as membership, baptism, marriage, death and burial records – to access some of the earliest genealogical information available.

The free program will be held at the Archives at 121 Duke of York St. in Dover.

Lyons, chair of the Delaware Genea­logical Society Education Committee, founded the Irish Family History Re­search
Group and is a longtime volun­teer at the Mormon Family History Center in Wilmington.

For more information about the program, contact Jessica Carmichael at 744-5081 or jessica.carmi­

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Today after the meeting, a question was raised about Ellis Island.  I learned that all immigrations did not have to go through Ellis Island.  This link has a short history of immigration at the Port of New York.
 The article also mentions a fire that destroyed many immigrations records for the period of 1855-1897.

Becky Bennett

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Family History Center

Information about the Newark Family History Center for the blog.
It is located at the Mormon Church on West Chestnut Hill Road.

500 West Chestnut Hill Road
Newark, DE 19713
(302) 456-9301


Tues., Wed., Thurs.
  10 a.m. -  2 p.m.
   6 p.m. -  9 p.m.

Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Cheryl Rolph