Specific event details will be listed as they become available.

These programs are free to the public and no reservations are required unless otherwise noted. The Delaware Public Archives is located at 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. North in Dover, Delaware. For more information contact Tom Summers (302) 744-5047 or e-mail thomas.summers@state.de.us.

“Beyond Bare Bones, Building Your Skills”: A Genealogy Conference with Dr. Thomas W. Jones

March 4 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Presenter: Dr. Thomas W. Jones

Sponsored by the Friends of the Archives, this award winning author will be presenting a series of one hour long genealogy workshops at the Delaware Public Archives. These programs will include:

  1. Can a Complex Research Problem be Solved Solely Online?
  2. Planning Efficient and Effective Research: A Case Study
  3. Five Ways to Prove Who Your Ancestor Was (Some Reliable and Others Not Reliable)
  4. 4. Inferential Genealogy: Deducing Ancestors' Identities Indirectly

Pre-registration is required for this program. Space is limited. Register on Eventbrite at Beyond Bare Bones, Building Your Skills.

The Kalmar Nyckel: New Discoveries

January 7, 2017 - 10:30 a.m.
Presenter: Bill Hutchison
Presented by Bill Hutchison, Lead Educator Emeritus for the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation, this program will focus on how the ship operated, the navigation of the vessel, and the firing of the guns. Segments of a new film about the ship will be shown to reveal how these tasks were carried out. New documentary evidence has recently been uncovered about the fate of the Kalmar Nyckel which will be presented at the program.

Underutilized Records for African American Genealogy

February 4, 2017 - 10:30 a.m.
Presenter: Shamele Jordon
This program will go beyond census and vital records to show how to transcend the brick walls of African American research. Records created by the federal and county governments, organizations, employers and insurance companies will be examined. Other collections that will be discussed include mortgage records, Freedmen's Bureau, Underground Railroad, and fire insurance maps.

February Meeting of the Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society

February 11 - 2:00 p.m.
The February meeting of the Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society will take place on Saturday, February 11, 2:00 p.m. at the Delaware Public Archives. A non-profit organization for people who have an interest in genealogy, this group meets every other month at the Delaware Public Archives beginning in October and ending in June. The public is welcome to all meetings and guests are encouraged.