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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: Friday, January 29th, 2016

On Saturday, February 6 at 10:30 a.m., Certified Genealogist Michael Hait will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives focusing on one of the lesser known federal agencies, the Freedman’s Bureau. The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands operated from the end of the Civil War until 1872 under the U.S. War Department. […]

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Date Posted: Friday, November 6th, 2015

Tom Summers, Outreach Services Manager Sometimes the signature on a letter is more important than the message contained within. Written on November 6, 1804, this correspondence to Delaware Governor David Hall documents the resignation of Delaware’s Senator William Hill Wells. However, the most interesting section is the signature. Located in the lower right corner is […]

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Date Posted: Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

September is National Preparedness Month, a perfect time to create an emergency plan for your family and for your genealogy research.

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Date Posted: Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

The seventieth anniversary of the Japanese surrender in World War II seems an appropriate time to make our followers aware that a Guide to World War II Records at the Delaware Public Archives has recently been created. The finding aid is available online and in paper format in the Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room. The […]

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