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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Women's History Month Programs
@ Sussex County Libraries
 

Celebrate Women's History Month & the 19th Amendment Centennial:

Presidential First Ladies Lecture - Part 1
Presented by Bill Gudelunas, Thurs, March 5, 6 PM @ South Coastal Public Library
This is a three-part lecture series on the influential presence and contributions of U.S. first ladies

Presidential First Ladies Lecture - Part 2
Presented by Bill Gudelunas, Thurs, March 12, 6 PM @ South Coastal Public Library

This is a three-part lecture series on the influential presence and contributions of U.S. first ladies

Presidential First Ladies Lecture - Part 3
Presented by Bill Gudelunas, Thurs, March 19, 6 PM @ South Coastal Public Library 

This is a three-part lecture series on the influential presence and contributions of U.S. first ladies

Bustles to Bras
Presented by Karen Jessee, Wed, March 11, 2 PM @ Milton Public Library
Whether appealing to the opposite sex, establishing their class, or instigating political statements, women’s fashions were far from arbitrary. Changes in technology, culture, politics, and the social climate all affected the fabrics and the fashions of an era.

Voters at Last: Battling for the Ballot
Presented by Mike Dixon & Delaware Humanities, Wed, March 18, 6 PM @ Selbyville Public Library
Dixon explores the struggle to extend voting rights to most adult citizens in Delaware & the nation with special attention paid to the women's suffrage movement in Delaware.

A Woman's Work is Never Done: Righting the Wrongs of Our Political Past & Present
Presented by Panelists & Delaware Humanities, Moderated by Dr. Emerald Christopher-Byrd,  Wed, March 25, 6 PM @ Lewes Public Library
Discussion on the continued fight for women's rights, led by a diverse panel of politically active and socially conscious women. Bring questions, audience participation is encouraged.

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