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Upcoming Events


April 4, 2015 - 10:30 a.m.
How Do I Preserve My Documents, Photographs, and Digital Memories?
Presenter: Sarah Denison
Looking for a way to preserve your photos and videos for future generations to see? Sarah Denison of the Delaware Public Archives will present this program to show how to preserve items such as old photographs, documents, and...[more]

April 11, 2015 - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Genealogy Assistance Now Available at the Archives
Have you ever wondered about your family history but didn’t know where to start? The Delaware Public Archives (DPA) is pleased to announce that volunteers from local genealogical societies will be on site to help you with your research on Saturday, April 11 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Volunteers will be available to answer your questions...[more]

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In the News


March 26, 2015
Research Room Closed
In recognition of the Easter Holiday, the Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room will be closed on Friday, April 3rd, 2015.

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!

December 8, 2014
Students Honored at the 13th Annual Delaware Day Fourth Grade Competition Ceremony
Delaware Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock congratulated over 200 fourth grade students and their parents, in attendance...[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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