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Date Posted: Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

On Saturday, September 2, 10:30 a.m. historian Kim Burdick will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives about Delaware during the American Revolution. How did Delawareans react in 1777 when an invading British army of 17,000 soldiers landed near Delaware at the Head of the Elk River to march to Philadelphia? What strategic maneuvers […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

On Saturday, August 5 at 10:30 a.m., Certified Genealogist Michael Hait will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives that will focus on the basics of ‘genetic genealogy’ as a way to supplement one’s traditional research and break through brick walls. This presentation will include details on Y-DNA, mitochondrial DNA, and autosomal DNA research. […]

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Date Posted: Friday, June 30th, 2017

Many people have experienced injuries while at the workplace. These maladies could be anything from getting a papercut while filing paperwork, having back strains from lifting a heavy box, or even getting the dreaded Carpal Tunnel from typing on a keyboard for too long. Then again, most of these injuries occur in the modern day […]

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Date Posted: Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Have you ever gotten assigned a report for school and thought how in the world am I going to get that many pages out of this?  The other day a middle school student came in with just that problem. He had been assigned the subject of Delaware in the Revolutionary War. We showed him oaths […]

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Date Posted: Monday, June 26th, 2017

The Delaware Public Archives has a small collection of yearbooks researchers can use to learn about academic life through the 20th Century.

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Date Posted: Monday, June 26th, 2017

On Thursday morning, February 25, Governor Jack A. Markell honored Robin Brown, Richard B. Carter, and Harry F. Themal as the latest recipients of the Governor’s Heritage Award in a ceremony held at the Buena Vista Conference Center. Established in 2003 by the Office of the Secretary of State, the Governor’s Heritage Award is given […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

On Saturday, July 1, 10:30 a.m. Delaware Heritage Commission member Terry Wright will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives on Pickett’s Charge, the climatic final attack at the Battle of Gettysburg. After two years of war, and several days of hard fighting on the Union flanks around the town of Gettysburg, Confederate General […]

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Date Posted: Friday, June 16th, 2017

If I had a dollar for every time a researcher said that phrase! Unfortunately, there’s a big misconception that you can find everything about your family history with one click of the mouse. Truth is, only a very small portion of records have been digitized and are available on the internet. You still need to […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

During the last year of the American Civil War, the main Union and Confederate armies in Virginia were engaged in trench warfare, a method of combat that was far different from the first three years of the conflict. On Saturday, June 3, at 10:30 a.m. the Delaware Public Archives will host a program presented by […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

On Saturday, April 29, 10:30 a.m., Delaware Public Archives and Delaware Division of the Arts will present a program at the Archives building titled “Rediscovering Delaware Artist Stanley Arthurs.” Presented by author James C. Thompson, the program will focus on the contributions made to the art of illustration by Stanley Arthurs, one of Howard Pyle’s […]

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