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The Second World War (WWII): African American Involvement Erwin Polk, Co-founder & V.P. Genealogy of the Delaware chapter of Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS), will talk about African American soldiers' participation in the U.S. Military during World War II, including the military units in which they served. Erwin Polk was interviewed on “The Today Show” on July 3, 1993, about ancestors that fought in the American Revolution. He is a great-grandson of a Buffalo Soldier that served from 1882 to 1892. 3X great grandmother Mary & her children were freed by a will in 1809 & appeared in the special Maryland Census for 1832. Her husband was listed in the 1850 Census. This virtual event is free and open to the public. Registration required through Eventbrite. Please note that all of our programs this year will be virtual, held via Zoom Webinar. You will need to register for each meeting to participate. Links will be available on our website, in advertising, and in emails to register for events. The link will be through Eventbrite. You will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite with a link to the program.

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The Delaware Genealogical Society was organized under the auspices of the Historical Society of Delaware in October 1977. DGS is a nonprofit volunteer organization that encourages and supports genealogical research through educational programs, workshops and publications. Over the past 40 years, the society has presented more than 200 events, as well as published more than 70 journals and nearly 200 newsletters. At its first meeting in 1977, Ms. Elizabeth Moyne described research at the Hall of Records (now the Delaware Archives) in Dover. Forty years later, DGS programs include topics such as the use and analysis of DNA testing in genealogy and resources for online genealogical research, reflecting significant developments in genealogical methods.

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