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Upcoming Events


May 2, 2015 - 1:30 p.m.
"Behind the Scenes" Tour of the Delaware Public Archives
Presenter: Tom Summers
If you were born, married, or attended public school in Delaware, eventually the Delaware Public Archives will have a record of you. As part of the Dover Days celebration, the staff of the Delaware Public Archives will conduct a tour...[more]

June 6, 2015 - 10:30 a.m.
Beginning Genealogy Workshop
Presenter: Sydney F. Cruice Dixon
Do you want to get started climbing your family tree or are you interested in finding out why genealogy is now the most popular hobby in the United States. In this presentation, professional genealogist Sydney F. Cruice Dixon will explore the benefits...[more]

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In the News


April 2, 2015
"Behind the Scenes" Tours of the Delaware Public Archives are Now Available in Spanish
On April 1, 2015 the Delaware Public Archives (DPA) was honored by a visit from members of the Delaware Hispanic Commission to help launch the "Behind the Scenes" Spanish ...[more]

January 15, 2015
Start Your Research Early!
The DE General Assembly is back in session and our legislative neighbors will be sharing our parking lot on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays through the end of June. The early bird gets the worm (and the good parking spots) so come to the archives and start your research early those days!

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


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

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