UPCOMING DDGS MEETINGS & EVENTS

December 10, 2022 - Our in-person (and online) meeting will be held at Camden Friends Meeting located at 122 E. Camden-Wyoming Avenue, Camden, Delaware.  While we will meet in-person, our speaker (Cari A. Taplin, Certified Genealogist) will be live streaming her presentation so we can all ask her questions.  She will speak on "Spitting is the Easy Part!  DNA and Genealogical Research Problems."  

PAST DDGS MEETINGS AND EVENTS

October 8, 2022 - General Membership Meeting

June 11, 2022 - Organize Your Genealogy with Drew Smith

April 9, 2022 - Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist

February 22, 2022 - Reese Robinson on the Genealogy of a Home

December 11, 2021 - Roadblocks and Detours with John Jewitt of the Enoch Pratt Library

October 9, 2021 - The Lives of Confederate Prisoners Housed at Fort Delaware

June 12, 2021 - DDGS members shared stories of their own research

April 10, 2021 - The Roofed Graves of Delmarva with author, Chris Slavens

February 13, 2021 - The Mason-Dixon Line:  Stories behind a Geographic Boundary with Mike Dixon

December 12, 2020 - Online Share and Tell, discussing how we got started in genealogy, if we have any famous or infamous ancestors and more

February 8, 2020 - Melissa Tadone from the Hagley Museum spoke about the Handling and Care of Family Documents

December 14, 2019 -David Bradford, Governor of the Society of the Mayflower Descendants of Delaware spoke about this society - requirements, activities, and more.  

October 12, 2019 - Saving Family Treasures by Mike Dixon. Family treasures are often neglected, frequently tucked away in drawers, trunks, and attics.  This presentation talked about the preservation and protecting of family relics and papers

June 9, 2019 - From Dover to Melbourne:  A History Four Centuries in the Making.  The story of one family's history in Delaware and the discovery of an ancestor who left Delaware and ended up in Melbourne, Australia.  This story is shared by Conni Miller, a descendant of those original Africans.  With the help of the National Geographic's Project, connections were made!

April 13, 2019 - Author, Donna Aviles spoke about the Orphan Train movement and its significance.  This movement operated between 1854 and 1929 relocated 200,000 orphaned, abandoned, or homeless children.

February 9, 2019 - Genealogy Loves a Good Map.  Reese Robinson spoke on how maps can be used with your genealogy research.

December 8, 2018 - Historian, Mike Dixon spoke on Exploring your Family History through Genealogy.  

October 13, 2018 - Preserving War Letters:  A Touchstone of Time.  Nancy Lynch discussed letters she received from Delaware troops in Vietnam. This presentation was sponsored in part by the Delaware Humanities.

June 9, 2018 - Ron Whittington from the Delaware Humanities spoke on Black Delaware Participation in the Civil War.

May 17, 2018 - Bus trip to the Edward H. Nabb Research Center in Salisbury, Maryland  

April 14, 2018 - Rebecca Knight from the University of Delaware Library spoke on genealogical resources found there as well as other valuable online resources 

February 10, 2018 - Larry Koch (Delaware Humanities Forum) spoke on The Humor of Abraham Lincoln  

October 14, 2017 - John Fifer spoke on The Improbably - finds that almost seem meant to be or almost miraculous during his genealogical research  

June 10, 2017 - Sydney Cruice Dixon spoke on military records found at the National Archives in Washington DC  

April 8, 2017 - Glen Layton, Sons of the Union Veterans spoke about their grave marking project for Civil War Veterans  March 23, 2017 - DDGS held a bus trip to Washington, DC genealogical repositories

February 11, 2017 - Dr. James E. Newton (Delaware Humanities Forum) spoke on the Underground Railroad in Delaware