Sussex Genealogical Society panel discussion set Feb. 17

Public is invited
February 14, 2018

The Sussex County Genealogical Society will meet at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Lewes Public Library. Instead, of a guest speaker, club members will hold a panel discussion about how and where they found information. Members find different paths to achieve their goals. Speakers will discuss how they found those one or two important sources that enabled them to locate elusive ancestors they have been looking for over time.

Every member sometime hits a roadblock in research, and some are able to break through and find the information that links them to their ancestors. Attendees may learn of a new source or computer link that will allow them to find new branches for their tree.

SCGS is dedicated to promoting genealogy and education to encourage and instruct in genealogical research. The scope of interests reaches far beyond Sussex County. The society has monthly membership meetings from September to May with informative and helpful presentations. The education committee holds multi-week spring and fall discussion groups. A special online interest group called Genie Bytes has formed due to members' suggestions. For up to-date info on meetings and times, go to or follow SCGS on the frequently updated Facebook page.

Upcoming meetings are going to be exciting and informative for members and visitors alike. The organization has members from Sussex County and from surrounding counties. Some members do not have roots in Sussex County, but they use the information learned at meetings and workshops to enhance their ancestry research skills.

Anyone interested in finding ancestors or who may be at a standstill in research will benefit from attending the meeting. The public is invited to all meetings and workshops; there is never a fee. There is plenty of free parking at the Lewes library.