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Delmarva Genealogy & Heritage Conference

Saturday, Oct. 19 & Sunday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Daily

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Event Details

The inaugural Delmarva Genealogy & Heritage Conference will be held at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center on Oct. 19-20 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Tickets will go on sale at the end of May.

Featured Speakers:

  • Keynote: Joe Hardesty, Sons of the American Revolution
  • Terri Stern & Andy Hochreiter, Association of Professional Genealogists
  • Kellee Green Blake, National Archives
  • Shelli Nye, FamilySearch

Local Featured Lecturers:

  • Sylvia Bradley - Westside Historical Society
  • Dr. Ray Thompson - Former professor, author and expert on historic preservation
  • Dr. Clara Small - Former professor, author specializing in African-American heritage
  • Dawn Manyfeathers - Native American Storyteller

Variety of Sessions:

  • Introduction to Genealogy
  • Getting Started in Genealogy Online
  • Advanced Genealogy Research Online
  • Researching Irish American Ancestry
  • The Genealogical Proof Standard
  • History of U.S. Federal Census Records
  • DNA Types, Tests and Testing Companies
  • DNA Analysis and Matches
  • Autosomal DNA Golden Rules
  • Brick Wall Case Study
  • Family Search
  • How to Think Like a Researcher
  • Intermediate Research Skills Level
  • Eastern Woodland Indians
  • The Traveling Story Teller
  • Native American Women
  • Seventh Generation Traditions
  • African American Heritage on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland
  • Free Blacks Service During the Civil War


  • Museums
  • Historical Societies
  • Family Tree Companies
  • Ethnic / Cultural Artisans
  • Travel Agents

Interested in becoming a vendor? Contact Stephanie Mervine at

Download the conference flyer here.

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I just wanted to let you know the Jubilee last night was fantastic. All the staff from the Delmar Public Library had a wonderful time!! This event is perfect for businesses and organizations like ours with a small amount of staff! We usually go out to a restaurant but at the jubilee we were able to get appetizer, dinner, and dessert along with entertainment! We could not go anywhere else and get the amount of good food and fun entertainment along with shopping for such a great price!

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