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Genie Bytes - Meyers Gazetteer - February 2nd
DOWNSTATE DELAWARE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Presents a Free Program Open to the Public
Delaware Public Archives
Saturday, February 11, 2017, at 2 p.m.
“The African American Experience and How their Freedom was Related to the Underground Railroad”
Dr. James E. Newton, University of Delaware professor emeritus of Black American Studies, will present his program that traces the history of African Americans in Delaware from the colonial era to the Civil War, including aspects of the social and cultural life of Black Delawareans. Several themes are examined including religion, education, civil rights and the quest for freedom by way of the Underground Railroad. He will review the experience of African Americans trying to obtain their freedom through the Underground Railroad network in Delaware and examine Delaware’s importance as the Middle Passage of the Underground Railroad on the Eastern seaboard.
Mike Dixon - The Mason-Dixon Line - February 18th
"The Mason-Dixon Line: The Story Behind the Boundary"
About this lecture:
Born as the result of a bitter territorial dispute over royal land grants, the Mason-Dixon Line was surveyed between 1763 and 1767 to settle the boundaries for Pennsylvania and Maryland. After 1820, when the Missouri Compromise created political conditions which made the line important to the history of slavery, it became associated with the division between the free and slave states. Today the line is still seen by many as a symbolic dividing line for regional attitudes and customs. This program explores the story of the line, which runs through our land and our history, along with the perceptions that have developed about the boundary.
Mike Dixon is a historian and writer whose research focuses on the mid-Atlantic’s regional and local history. For over three decades, he has worked to encourage public interest and participation in the preservation of the past and to create understandings between earlier eras and the present. He has appeared on the Today Show, Maryland Public TV and broadcast news programs, as well as in National Geographic, Southern Living, and Chesapeake Life.
His lectures and writings are based on extensive fieldwork, archival research, and oral history interviews. He draws on this applied knowledge of community, social, and family history in talks, workshops, classroom lectures, and articles. His articles have appeared in Maryland Life, Chesapeake Life, Delmarva Quarterly, as well as in newspapers and historical society journals. As an adjunct professor, he teach history courses at a number of area universities and colleges.
Friends of the DE Archives Presents - March 4th
“Genealogy-Beyond Bare Bones, Building your Skills”
A Free Spring 2017 Genealogy Conference
Dr. THOMAS W. JONES, PhD, CG, FASG, FUGA
One of America’s most respected genealogical lecturers
THOMAS W. JONES, PhD, CG, FASG, FUGA
- Can a Complex Research Problem be Solved Solely Online?
- Planning Efficient and Effective Research: A Case Study
- Five Ways to Prove Who Your Ancestor Was (Some Reliable and Others Not so Reliable
- Inferential Genealogy: Deducing Ancestors' Identities Indirectly
Dr. Jones’ book, “Mastering Genealogical Proof will be available for purchase”!
Saturday, 4 March 2017, 9:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M
Check-in open at 8:30 A.M.
DELAWARE PUBLIC ARCHIVES, 121 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Dover, DE
Speakers for 2017 - Monthly Meetings
We are excited to announce the Spring Calendar of speakers and presentations for our Society at the new Lewes Public Library.
Speakers for 2017:
Jan 21 - Dan Pritchett - The Civil War in History and Memory
Feb 18 - Mike Dixon - The Mason-Dixon Line: Story Behind the Boundary
Mar 18 - Kim Bucklaw - 18th Century Ancestors in Rural America
Apr 15 - Mike Dixon - Pass the Rum: Rise & Fall of Prohibition
May 20 - Elaine Patterson - After your research: What's Next?
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An African American Experience
Dr. James E. Newton, University of Delaware professor emeritus of Black American Studies, will present his program that traces the history of African Americans in Delaware from the colonial era to the Civil War, including aspects of the social and ...
The Mason-Dixon Line: Story Behind the Boundary
Born as the result of a bitter territorial dispute over royal land grants, the Mason-Dixon Line was surveyed between 1763 and 1767 to settle the boundaries for Pennsylvania and Maryland. After 1820, when the Missouri Compromise created political conditions which made the ...
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