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Upcoming Events


January 3, 2015 10:30 a.m.
Delaware in the War of 1812: A "Most Distressing War"
The year 1814 would see the War of 1812 enter into its second year. The previous year had witnessed the imposition of a seaborne blockade and active naval campaigning across the Chesapeake Bay and the...[more]

February 7, 2015 10:30 a.m.
Reconstructing African American Lives: Antebellum to Reconstruction
Nineteenth Century research is particularly difficult for African American researchers. Using a variety of sources this presentation will provide strategies for locating ancestors using federal, county, and...[more]

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In the News


December 15, 2014
Research Room Closing Early
Due to a scheduled event, the Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room will be closing at 2:00 p.m. on December 18, 2014.

December 10, 2014
Research Room Closed
In recognition of the Christmas Holiday, the Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room will be closed on December 25th & 26th, 2014.

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 ...[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.


Delaware Public Archives
121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. North
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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