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Digital Ancestry

The Delaware Public Archives is pleased to present a partnership with that provides FREE ACCESS to State of Delaware residents, allowing you to explore the collections below that have been fully digitized. FREE ACCESS requires you to set up an account. The process is quick, user-friendly, and costs nothing! These collections include: To […]

Maximizing to Find Your Genealogical Roots 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, June 4, at 10:30 a.m., professional genealogist Sydney F. Cruice Dixon will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives in which […]

Looking for Your 18th Century Ancestors in Rural America

On Saturday, August 1 at 10:30 a.m., Kim Bucklaw of the Chester County Archives and Chester County Historical Society will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives about searching for one’s ancestors in 18th century rural America. This program will show how to use timelines along with a variety of records (taxes, deeds, court […]

Got A Delaware Library Card?

Well then, you can now use it to log in to the Delaware page on  By using your card you can have free access to the records Ancestry has digitized for the Delaware Public Archives.  These records include births up to 1908, marriages up to 1933, and deaths up to 1933.  Coming soon will be […]