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Date Posted: Thursday, January 24th, 2013

On February 2 at 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will, as part of its celebration of African American History month, be hosting a program by Syl Woolford of Newark entitled “The History of Black Methodism in Delaware.” John Wesley, in his vision of the Methodist Episcopal Church, established a denomination in which all human […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Last Saturday’s (Jan. 5) program at the Delaware Public Archives about How to Preserve Your Documents, Photographs, and Digital Memories was extremely well received.  However, a large number of citizens contacted the Archives to say they couldn’t make it to the presentation.  We have attached links to both of the prezi programs presented by Archives staff member […]

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Date Posted: Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

If you’ve ever been to the Delaware Public Archives to do genealogical research or to work on that historical novel you’ve been toying with you might have noticed that the materials you’re looking at have been scanned or organized neatly into folders.  This does not happen magically and the documents certainly do not come to […]

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Date Posted: Friday, December 21st, 2012

Looking for a way to preserve all those holiday photos and videos for future generations to see? On Saturday, January 5 at 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will present a program to show how to preserve items such as old photographs, documents, and digitized memories on CDs, DVDs, and flash drives. This workshop will […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

On Saturday, November 3 at 10:30 a.m., Nancy Lyons will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives on how to locate and use American passenger arrival records in family research.  This workshop will provide information about finding family members on ship passenger lists and manifests.  These documents are considered critical genealogical resources for those […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

It’s been fifty years since four young men from Liverpool, England known collectively as The Beatles walked into a recording studio to record their first single “Love Me Do.”   The Delaware Public Archives (DPA) is celebrating this anniversary with a program about this legendary group who changed the musical and cultural fiber of the 1960s.  […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

On Saturday, September 1 at 10:30 a.m., Nancy Lyons will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives on how to use Naturalization papers.  These types of documents can reveal important information about one’s ancestors. Depending on the place and time of naturalization the information contained in them can vary. This workshop will use examples […]

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Date Posted: Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

On Saturday, August 4 at 10:30 a.m., Nancy Lyons will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives on how to use church records to research your family tree. Documents such as baptism, marriage, death and interment records, as well as church membership information can provide some of the earliest genealogical data available. Most importantly, these sources can […]

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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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