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Date Posted: Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

In 2018, some Records Services Team members conducted a cursory inspection of our microfilm to gauge its condition. Over 50% of the rolls inspected showed signs of deterioration. To address this, the Archives purchased a high-performance Mekel MACH10 Scanner from The Crowley Company. With the scanner and its software, we can now digitize our endangered microfilm rolls. And, in addition to preserving the records, digitizing them allows us to make them available online.


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Date Posted: Tuesday, October 18th, 2022

Our first bid to save public records was long said to have been in 1818, but a project to digitize old legislative records just found this earlier proposal, introduced in January 1787, to create a state archive.


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Date Posted: Thursday, February 25th, 2021

The Delaware Public Archives will service Delaware marriage certificates up to 1970. For marriage certificates from present-day to 1971, please contact the Office of Vital Statistics.


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Date Posted: Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Researchers who wish to perform research on site may make an appointment by calling (302) 744-5000 or e-mailing archives@delaware.gov


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Date Posted: Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Following the passage of House Bill 114, the Delaware Public Archives will service Delaware marriage certificates up to 1968.


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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

On Saturday, March 2, 10:30 a.m. author Kathy Canavan will return to the Delaware Public Archives to present a program titled “The Forgotten Women of the Lincoln Assassination.” Among the persons this presentation will focus upon are the first female theater owner in America, the First Lady who was committed to a mental institution, the […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

On Saturday, October 20, 1:00 p.m. the Delaware Public Archives will host a program focusing on the year 1968. While the Archives presented a program earlier in the year about the life and death of Martin Luther King, Jr., this special, expanded program will take a closer look at other major events in the pivotal […]


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Date Posted: Friday, September 28th, 2018

Looking for a way to preserve important documents, photos and videos for future generations? On Saturday, October 6 at 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will present a program discussing how to preserve photographs, documents, and digital memories. You will leave this program with the knowledge needed to care for and preserve your irreplaceable memories. […]


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Date Posted: Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

On Saturday, August 4, at 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will host a program about the role of smallpox during the American Revolution. While the War for Independence raged throughout America, the smallpox epidemic was a major issue for both soldiers and civilians. In this program, Dr. Stephanie Holyfield will discuss the impact of […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Ancestry.com is one of the most popular and valued genealogical tools in the world. Understanding and maximizing its usefulness is essential in order to efficiently search and record your family’s history. On Saturday, July 7, at 10:30 a.m. professional genealogist Sydney F. Cruice Dixon will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives in which […]


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