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” (Registration Closed)
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 genealogy author will be presenting a series of one hour long 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. Inferential Genealogy: Deducing Ancestors' Identities Indirectly

Pre-registration was required for this program. However, due to the overwhelming response, the registration is now closed for this event.


The War to End All Wars: A Look Back at World War I
April 1 10:30 a.m.
Presenter: Henry J. Foresman

The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I. On Saturday, April 1, 10:30 a.m. Henry J. Foresman will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives that will examine the political and diplomatic reasons why America decided to send troops to support the allied war effort. This presentation will provide an overview of America’s contribution to the allied military operations in Europe and will explore the life of the American soldiers who were sent to France to fight in “the war to end all wars.”


April Meeting of the Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society
April 8 2:00 p.m.

The April meeting of the Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society will take place on Saturday, April 8, 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. The speaker for the April meeting will be Glenn Layton, co-founder of the Col. David L. Stricker Camp 64, Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War. Mr. Layton will be speaking on the group’s program to place star shaped markers on the graves of Delaware’s Civil War soldiers.