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.

Looking for Your 18th Century Ancestors in Rural America

August 1, 2015 - 10:30 a.m.
Presenter: Kim Bucklaw
Effectively placing your ancestors in time and location using alternative methods can be an invaluable skill for family researchers. Join us and learn how to use timelines along with a variety of records (taxes, deeds, court records etc.) to solve family mysteries. While the subject of this workshop is best suited for those with intermediate-level experience in genealogy and basic computer skills, we welcome those of all skill levels. There will be something new and exciting to learn for everyone!

James Madison and John Dickinson: Their Influence on the Early American Republic

Sept. 5, 2015 - 10:30 a.m.
Presenter: Henry J. Foresman, Jr.
This program will explore how both James Madison and John Dickinson, in their own way, helped shape the Constitution and our early republic. While James Madison is remembered as the father of our Constitution, many forget the contribution of John Dickinson, who after Madison, may have been the most learned scholar of government and politics from antiquity to the age of the American Revolution. It was Dickinson who was the strongest proponent of the notion of an upper chamber based not on population, but equality for all the states regardless of their size.