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.

Integrating Your Ancestors into Desktop, Mobile and Cloud Technologies

September 3, 2016 - 10:30 a.m.
Presenter: Shamele Jordon
This program will focus on new technologies that have proven to be most useful for genealogy research. Through her own quest for her family’s history, the presenter will discuss how she used new genealogical methods such as desktop applications, cloud technologies, and mobile applications to find information about her ancestors.

Preserving Documents, Photographs, and Digital Memories

October 1, 2016 - 10:30 a.m.
Presenter: Connor Graham
Looking for a way to preserve your photos and videos for future generations to see? Connor Graham of the Delaware Public Archives will present how to preserve items such as old photographs, documents, and digitized memories. This program will highlight some of the cost-effective steps every home archivist can take to preserve those precious family records.

*** Special 2-Part Saturday Presentation! ***
Tracing Your Roots with "The Legal Genealogist"

Part I: "Don't Forget the Ladies" – A Genealogist's Guide to Women and the Law

November 5, 2016 - 10:30 a.m.
Presenter: Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
"Don't Forget the Ladies” – A Genealogist’s Guide to Women and the Law In early America, women were all too often the people who just weren’t there: not in the records, not in the censuses, not on juries, not in the voting booth. The common law relegated women to “protected” – second-class – status and understanding how they were treated under the law provides clues to finding their identities today.

Part II: Rogues, Rascals and Rapscallions

November 5, 2016 - 1:30 p.m.
Presenter: Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
Playing detective in court records can unmask those unsavory individuals that every family has. Learn to understand the criminal process in both federal and state courts and how to find the records to put meat on the bones of the skeletons in your family’s closet.