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SATURDAY, June 9, 2018 - "Meeting of Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society

A meeting of the DOWNSTATE DELAWARE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY will be held Saturday, June 9, 2018, at 2 p.m. in the Delaware Room of the Delaware Public Archives, 121 Martin Luther King Boulevard North, Dover, DE 19901. The speaker will be Ron Whittington of the Delaware Humanities Forum who will portray William Owen, a free black man from Delaware who fought for the Union in the Civil War. Door prizes for the meeting will be two books: The Gettysburg Campaign and the Encyclopedia of the Civil War. Copies of the Society’s latest publication, Abstracts of Births, Marriages and Deaths Taken From Milford Chronicle, Milford, Delaware - January 1, 1907 thru June 30, 1908, will be available at the meeting, as well as other publications published by the Society. The meeting is open to the public.

SATURDAY, July 7, 2018 - "Maximizing to Find Your Genealogical Roots"

The program at the DELAWARE PUBLIC ARCHIVES, 121 Martin Luther King Boulevard North, Dover, Delaware, on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. will be "Maximizing to Find Your Genealogical Roots." Presenter: Sydney F. Cruice Dixon. is one of the most popular and valued genealogical tools in the world. Understanding and maximizing its usefulness is essential in order to efficiently search and record your family's history. In this program, professional genealogist Sydney F. Cruice Dixon will share tips and search strategies to help researchers become more effective family genealogists and ensure individuals are getting the most of your subscription.

ALSO, please be advised that beginning January 2018, the Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room at the Delaware Public Archives is open on the First Saturday of each month from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

SATURDAY, August 4, 2018 - "Colonial Contagion: Smallpox and the American Revolution"

The program at the DELAWARE PUBLIC ARCHIVES, 121 Martin Luther King Boulevard North, Dover, Delaware, on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. will be "Colonial Contagion: Smallpox and the American Revolution." Presenter: Dr. Stephanie Holyfield. During the American Revolution, the smallpox epidemic was a major issue for both soldiers and civilians throughout the country. In this program, Dr. Stephanie Holyfield will discuss the impact of smallpox in the American Revolution. This presentation will provide information about the history of the disease during the colonial era, George Washington's decision to inoculate the army, and how this epidemic threatened the outcome of the war.

SATURDAY, September 1, 2018 - "Trench Art"

The program at the DELAWARE PUBLIC ARCHIVES, 121 Martin Luther King Boulevard North, Dover, Delaware, on Saturday, September 1, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. will be "Trench Art." Presenter: Michael Leister. What is Trent Art? Defined as artwork that was created by military personnel or civilian artisans, trench art was usually produced from discarded or pilfered military equipment. Michael Leister, former Director of the Air Mobility Command Museum at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, will be presenting a program about this type of art which became popular during World War I and is currently on display at the Delaware Public Archives.

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