Genealogy & Local History

Subscriptions for Genealogists
*Library Card # Required*

 

  • Ancestry.com: Available with your library card in Bridgeville, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach and South Coastal Public Libraries
  • Family Tree Magazine
  • Masterfile Premier: Search a large variety of publications including an image collection with maps, photos, and flags. Available anywhere with an Internet connection & your library card #

Take History & Genealogy Courses with Your Sussex Library Card

Our subscription to Universal Class contains over 500 online, easy to access courses covering topics including:

  • American History
  • Ancient History
  • Religious History
  • Genealogy 101
  • Historical Fiction Writing

Every course is FREE with your library card #, require no time limit, & offer access to real online teachers & professors.

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Black History Month Programs
@ Milton Public Library
 

Celebrate Delmarva History & Black History Month with the Milton Public Library:

Mary Ann Shadd Cary, Delaware's Forgotten Daughter
Presented by Lora Englehart, Wed, February 5, 2 PM
Born in Wilmington in 1823, abolitionist, Mary Ann Shadd Cary, was a teacher, journalist, editor, feminist, lawyer, wife, & mother.

Black Delaware Participation in the Civil War
Presented by Ron Whitington, Wed, February 12, 2 PM
A first-person portrayal of William Owen, a free black man from Milford, DE. Owen tells the story of hearing Frederick Douglass speak and his decision to fight in the Civil War

The Confessions of Frannie Langton
Meeting of the Minds Book Discussion, Thurs, February 13, 5:30 PM
Discussion of featured African American author Sara Collins

Bessie Coleman, Inspired to Fly
Presented by Sharon Moore, Wed, February 19, 2 PM
A presentation about the power & strength of Bessie Coleman, a woman who exceeded and forged forward in a male-dominated and only moderately developed endeavor

 

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