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Date Posted: Friday, July 6th, 2012

A guy stopped by the other day to see the 1957 William C. Jason yearbook we tweeted about.  Yup, you heard that right, we tweeted.  The Archives has now entered the exciting world of Twitter.  We post events, the photo of the day, and just really cool stuff about the archives.  Go behind the scenes […]

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Date Posted: Thursday, June 28th, 2012

2012 marks the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. An exhibit about this war sometimes referred to as the Second Revolutionary War in America, will be put on display at the Delaware Public Archives starting June18th. The exhibit will present some of the Archive’s finest documents relating to the war, along with highlighting a few […]

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Date Posted: Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Are you ready to put together your family’s genealogy?  On Saturday, July 7, 10:30 a.m., Nancy Lyons will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives on how to begin your family tree. This presentation will provide an excellent starting point for researching your genealogical roots.  Among the numerous types of resources to be discussed […]

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Date Posted: Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

The Delaware Public Archives (DPA) is reaching out to native Spanish speakers to let them know what resources and services DPA provides.  To that end, DPA has produced a new Spanish-language video, as part of its Inside the Delaware Public Archives series. It can be viewed on DPA’s YouTube channel at http://de.gov/2wo.  Between 1990 and […]

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Date Posted: Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

With the 200th anniversary of the start of the War of 1812 being observed in 2012, the Delaware Public Archives will be hosting a program entitled “The Star Spangled Banner Project” on Saturday, June 2, 10:30 a.m. This program will be presented by Suzanne Thomassen-Krauss, Senior Textile Conservator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American […]

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Date Posted: Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Actually there have been five lighthouses at Port Mahon to guide ships and waterman on the Delaware Bay.  The first was built in 1831 and because of erosion, a series of replacements were built.  The last lighthouse was built in 1903 and lasted until 1984.  Recently processed, the Delaware Technical and Community College Photograph Collection […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

With all the excitement about the Kentucky Derby, we had some people stop by to see if we had anything relating to thoroughbred racing in Delaware.  They loved looking at all the old photographs from Delaware Park.  They reviewed state reports, administrative files from the Department of Agriculture on the Thoroughbred Racing Commission and scrapbooks […]

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Date Posted: Monday, April 30th, 2012

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 of the facility on Saturday, May 5, at 1:30 p.m.   This annual “behind the scenes” […]

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Date Posted: Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

If you have been reading the newspapers lately or watching the news, you know that Delaware has a scheduled execution for April 20th.  We had some curious citizens stop in to see if we had any information or documents about past executions. They started by looking at our newspaper collection. Next they looked in our […]

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Date Posted: Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Looking for help in finding a parent, grandparent, or other relative in the soon to be released 1940 United States Census? The Delaware Public Archives can help!On Saturday, April 7, 10:30 a.m. the Delaware Public Archives will present a program about the 1940 Census featuring Jefferson M. Moak, Senior Archivist with the National Archives & […]

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