Sussex County Genealogical Society - Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
1940 Census Indexing Project Federation of Genealogical Societies
SCGS is a member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies and is also an official Society in the 1940 Census Indexing Project.
Welcome . . our society is open to everyone with an interest in finding their roots!
 

From the Bridgeville PL Genealogy Group

From our friend Alice Min at the Bridgeville Library:  New books in collection:  “Tombstone Inscriptions of Upper Accomac Co. VA” and “The Earliest Settlers of North West Sussex Co. DE and Their lands” .Also:  The Edward H. Nabb Research Center will be closed July 26th through Aug. 25th during their move from the present location to the new location in the new library on campus at Salisbury.  See rcdhac@salisbury.edu or http://nabbhistory.salisbury.edu for more information.  
 

Jewish Genealogy

The 36th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will be held August 7-12, 2016, in Seattle Washington.  For information, go to IAJGS_2016_Seattle_Conference@outlook.com.
 

Free NY State Research

For those who are researching in New York .. you can do so FREE for the month of June.  Just go to AmericanAncestors.org and follow the instructions.  Also, be sure to check out Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter by visiting his blog:
 
 
Happy Researching!
 

S.C.G.S Writers' Group

SCGS Writers’ Group
Personal Writing Project
May-December2016
 
Background – The SCGS “Writers’ Group” Special Interest Group grew out of two Discussion Group sessions. The participants didn’t want their work and development to end.  Writers’ Group has since had several configurations, with varying degrees of success, but always trying to provide impetus and instruction for those who want to convert their lists of names and dates into prose for the reading enjoyment of their friends and family. This has usually been done through weekly assignments that encouraged the writer to produce a document that could fit into a larger “Family History,” no matter the target audience.
 
A New Idea – Recently, a suggestion was made that, perhaps, more people would like to be involved in a writing project that would provide a finished product.  Consequently, Writers’ Group will focus on a six-month writing project that will produce a finished product by Christmas.  (You will have August and September off.)
 
Writers’ Group – Writers’ Group meets the third Friday of each month, except August and September, noon till 2:00, at the Ocean Grill on Long Neck Road (32564 Long Neck Rd., Millsboro, DE  19966).  Long Neck Road runs between rte. 24 and the Indian River Bay, about ½ way between rte. 113 and rte. 1.  Feel free to bring your laptop or tablet and several copies of your writing assignment to share with other writers.  We aim to help and encourage each others’ writing.
 
 
Personal Writing Project
A writing in six sections that documents your background, life, and times
Feel free to include pictures.
(These are guideline suggestions/questions.  Adapt as appropriate.)
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For Session Descriptions see listing in Programs
 

 
Rehoboth Beach Public Library
226 Rehoboth Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware  19971
 
Rehoboth Beach Public Library is located in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  SCGS meets here for our Spring and Fall discussion group and special presentations.
 
 
Sussex County Library / Milton Public Library
121 Union Street
Milton, Delaware 19968
 
Sussex County Library / Milton Public Library is located in Milton, Delaware.  SCGS meets here for Genie Bytes.  We explore a wide range of technlogy issues.  Genie Bytes meets on the 1st Thursday of each month between 2 and 4PM.
 
Beginning September 2016 our monthly meetings, held on the 3rd Saturday of each month except July and August, will be at the new Lewes Public Library located on Kings Highway ( route 9 ) in Lewes, Delaware.  Photo and Map it location will be available soon.

July 7
Genie Bytes
Frances Kinder will talk about what she has learned about genealogical research on Pinterest.   Genie Bytes explores a wide range of topics that cover technology issues: past topics have included Family Tree Maker, editing video files, Cloud backups. Members ...
July 15
Writer's Group - Session 3 - Starting School
Where did you go to elementary school?  Who were your teachers?  What were your favorite classes?  Who were your friends?  What were your early impressions of school?  Recall any incidents that occurred during your elementary years that stand out ...
August 4
Genie Bytes
Genie Bytes explores a wide range of topics that cover technology issues: past topics have included Family Tree Maker, editing video files, Cloud backups. Members suggest topics. You’re welcome to bring your laptops or tablets. Internet access available through library. ...
September 1
Genie Bytes
Genie Bytes explores a wide range of topics that cover technology issues: past topics have included Family Tree Maker, editing video files, Cloud backups. Members suggest topics. You’re welcome to bring your laptops or tablets. Internet access available through library. ...
September 17
Monthly Meeting