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Upcoming Events


November 1, 10:30 a.m.
Digital Genealogy Organization: Baby Steps toward a Manageable System.
Are your digital genealogy files all over the place? Have you discovered a record for your ancestor, twice? Librarian Leah Youse will provide some tips on developing methods of arrangement in Digital Genealogy Organization: Baby Steps toward a Manageable...[more]

December 13, 2:00 p.m.
December Meeting of the Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society
The speaker for the December meeting will be Leah Youse, MLIS, librarian with the Elkton Central Library in Cecil County, Maryland.Her presentation is titled "How to Find Books in the Public Domain...[more]

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In the News


October 3, 2014
Delaware Public Archives Unveils New Service for Hispanics in Delaware
New Spanish section of website puts in the hands of new generations one of our state's greatest resources for historical research...[more]

September 25, 2014
The Lincolns: Portrait of a Family
Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin in 1809. His son died in a mansion 117 years later. In those years, the country endured a series of dramatic changes which forever altered the course of American history. However, no family paid...[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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Dover, DE 19901
(302) 744-5000


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

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