Thursday, April 14, 2011

Tracking Your Ancestors

The Sussex County Genealogical Society is having a one-day conference called "Tracking Your Ancestors" on April 30. You will find information on the classes and biographies of their speakers as well as the registration form that you can print and mail in at their site. For those of you researching Sussex County specifically they will be introducing a new program by John Lyon and Mike Hitch called "Mapping Colonial Sussex to be followed by individual consultations. Their noted instructors will also give guidance on Beginning Genealogy (Julia Coldren-Walker), Church Records (Ed Wright), Identifying Photographs (Susan Rowland), Researching Female Ancestors (Rebecca Koford) , Researching Your Home’s History (Margaret Raubacher Dunham), Brick Walls (expert Delaware genealogists, Jim Blackwell, Sylvia Bradley, and Jim Moore), and DNA (Mark Wadhams). Chuck Mason will give one class, "Coffin Maker, Undertaker & Funeral Director, the Other Death Recourd Source" as well as the methodology of docutmenting and resourcing. A special feature will be individual consultations by John Lyon, John Polk, and Mike Hitch who will use their land platting expertise to help researchers find their colonial ancestral lands on the Delmarva Peninsula. The conference will be held at the Delmarva Christian High School in Georgetown, Delaware.

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