Attention Researchers: The Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room will close on Thursday, 12/19, at 12:00 noon and will reopen on Friday, 12/20, at 8:30 a.m. More Info
Have you been trying to join a lineage based society and hit a brick wall? Maybe we can help. We did the other day when a patron came in to see if she could find documentation on an ancestor so that she could join the Society of Colonial Inn Keepers. She was surprised at all the information she found, not only in our original records, but in our book collection too.
She used vital statistics and probate records to trace her lineage. The icing on the cake was when she looked in Tavern in the Town and found her ancestor listed as a tavern owner.
So who’s in your family? Clergy? You may be eligible for the Society of Descendants of Colonial Clergy. Or how about the Descendants of Colonial Judges and Lawyers. You can look at original records and books like Scots Kith and Kin to see if you can join a heritage society. Any soldiers? We have records of the Revolutionary War to see if you can join the Sons/Daughters of the American Revolution. You can check out our Civil War records to see if your eligible for the Sons of the Union/Confederate Veterans. Were any of your ancestors on the Mayflower? Come in and look at our series of books entitled Mayflower Families. So what are you waiting for? Why not stop by and let the fun begin. You never know what you may find out about your family.
To see what books we have available look at the Delaware Library Catalog.
To find out more about our book collection, view our YouTube video.