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Digital Archives

Digital Archives

Delaware's most prized documents, photographs of Delaware in the past, historic audio clips, and much more.


Research Room

Research Room

The Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room is open to the public from 8:30a to 4:00p, M-F unless otherwise noted.


Public Finding Aids

Public Finding Aids

Guides to our Military records and Agency Histories are just a few of the links available.




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Digital Ancestry

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Digital Ancestry

Government Services & Records Management

Responsible for the administration and implementation of the Delaware Public Records law.


Historical Markers

Historical Markers

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Collection Gateway

Collection Gateway

Search 400,000+ records. Then, get a price quote or print a detail slip for your Research Room visit!


Exhibits at DPA

Exhibits at DPA

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Service Notice – Marriage Certificates

The Delaware Public Archives will service Delaware marriage certificates up to 1970. For marriage certificates from present-day to 1971, please contact the Office of Vital Statistics.


Delta Sigma Theta’s Participation in the Women’s Suffrage March

In celebration of Black History month, we have created an online display, “Delta Sigma Theta & The March for Women’s Suffrage.”






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



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