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.

2014 Events

February 7, 2015 10:30 a.m.

Reconstructing African American Lives: Antebellum to Reconstruction
Presenter: Shamele Jordon

Nineteenth Century research is particularly difficult for African American researchers. Using a variety of sources this presentation will provide strategies for locating ancestors using federal, county, and organizational records from reconstruction back to the slavery time period. Records include Freedmen's Bureau, Freedman's Bank, probate records and more.

February 14, 2015 2:00 p.m.

February Meeting of the Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society
Presenter: Marilyn McMahon

The February meeting of the Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society will take place on Saturday, February 14, 2:00 p.m. 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. Each meeting generally includes a guest speaker and time for sharing genealogical information. The speaker for the February meeting will be Marilyn McMahon, Education Chairperson for the Sussex County Genealogical Society. Her presentation is titled "Using Land Records in Genealogy Research."