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NEW: May 1, 1997 - 2nd edition: easier to use, more maps, over 100 reference,hundreds for towns, churches indexed by hundred and statewide [ISBN 1-887061-07-X] $10 ($9 members) + 1.50 p/h
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  • Delaware Genealogical Research Guide (1997)[edited by Thomas P. Doherty and published by the Delaware Genealogical Society]
    A 52-page guide (including cover) on how to do Delaware genealogical research. Lists Delaware hundreds, towns and churches (before 1900) with details on how to find vital records, family genealogies, city directories, church, tax, census, probate, land and military records. Four Delaware maps of hundreds spanning 220 years. Lists of key libraries and record repositories with maps showing their locations, hours, copying charges and important holdings. Identifies valuable references and where to find them. "For Delaware research problems, start with this guide...packs a lot of information into 42 pages." [from review of the first edition by D.V. Russell in The American Genealogist]

  • Table of Contents
How To Use This Guide, AbbreviationsChronology of EventsDelaware Counties Hundreds Towns & PlacesDelaware Records Timeline Getting Started Family Genealogies Delaware Histories Black, Indian GenealogyVital Records (Births, Marriages, Deaths) Church and Cemetery Records Churches Statewide Index by Name Chronological List of Delaware ChurchesGovernment Records Passenger Lists Naturalization Records Census & Tax Records County Records Land Records: Deeds, Taxes, etc. Wills, Probate and Orphan's Court Other Court & Misc Records Military Records Maps and Migrations Newspapers City/State Directories Delaware Maps (with hundreds): pre-1775, 1796, 1859-69, 1875+Key Information RepositoriesWilmington and New Castle Co Historical Society of Delaware [HSD] Delaware Genealogical Society [DGS] Wilmington Institute Library [WL] County Government Offices Hagley Museum [HG] LDS Family History Centers [FHC] Univ of DE Morris Library [UD] Winterthur Museum Library [WNT] Other New Castle Co RepositoriesDover and Kent Co Delaware Public Archives [DPA] Delaware State Library [DSL] Dover [DPL] & Kent Co Government Milford & Other Kent Co RepositoriesSussex Co (Government, Lewes, Other)Maryland (Cecil Co, MD Archives,etc) Research Center for Delmarva [DMV]Pennsylvania (Chester/Delaware Co) Historical Society of PA [HSP] Genealogical Society of PA [GSP] National Archives (Phila) [NAP] Presbyterian/Friends Hist. LibrariesNew Jersey Genealogy on the World Wide WebDGS Periodicals and Books Valuable Printed Genealogical Sources

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