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Upcoming Events


October 4, 10:30 a.m.
The Lincolns: Portrait of a Family
Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd seemed at first glance to have nothing in common. Yet, they made a marriage that was probably the most consequential in American history, as they came to the White House in the midst of the country's greatest crisis...[more]

October 11, 2:00 p.m.
October Meeting of the Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society
The speaker for the October meeting will be Michele Anstine, Assistant CEO and Chief Program Officer for the Delaware Historical Society. Her talk, titled "Bones and Stones," will focus on death, burial and...[more]

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In the News


September 23, 2014
Attention Researchers:
Please note that due to maintenance repairs, the temperature in the microfilm reading room is much cooler than normal. You may want to bring a sweater or jacket with you. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

July 31, 2014
World War I Guide Now Available Online
The Delaware Public Archives (DPA) is commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of World War I by offering a new reference guide to resources that can be found at the Archives relating to the "war to end all wars." Director of the...[more]

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Digital Archives

Delaware's most prized documents, photographs of Delaware in the past, historic audio clips, and much more can be found...[more]


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Research Room

The Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday to Friday unless otherwise noted...[more]


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Public Finding Aids

Agency Histories, Guides to the Census, Civil War records, and Home History are just a few of the links available...[more]


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Government Services

Government Services is responsible for the administration and implementation of the Delaware Public Records law by providing...[more]


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Digital Ancestry

You can use your Delaware Library Card to log in to the Delaware page on Ancestry.com. By using your card you can have free...[more]


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Outreach

We maintain an active outreach program that provides Delawareans and the world community the opportunity to learn...[more]


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Collection Gateway

Search 400,000+ records. Then, get a price quote or print a detail slip for your Research Room visit!
The Collection Gateway contains some of the public collections in the archives. Using an index is never an adequate replacement for viewing the original record. We have made an attempt to extract pertinent information to help identify each record; we have not extracted all the information. It is strongly recommended that researchers view the original record.

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Delaware Public Archives
121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. North
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 744-5000

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