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Archives to Feature Black Methodism in Delaware Program on February 2

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 […]



Using Naturalization Records as a Genealogical Source

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 […]



The War of 1812 Comes to the Delaware Public Archives

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 […]



Delaware Public Archives to Feature Tour and Display of Dover Photographs

If you were born, married, or attended public school in Delaware, eventually the Delaware Public Archives will have a record of you. As part of the Dover Days celebration, the staff of the Delaware Public Archives will conduct a tour of the facility on Saturday, May 5, at 1:30 p.m.   This annual “behind the scenes” […]



Searching for Your Family Roots in the 1940 Census

Looking for help in finding a parent, grandparent, or other relative in the soon to be released 1940 United States Census? The Delaware Public Archives can help!On Saturday, April 7, 10:30 a.m. the Delaware Public Archives will present a program about the 1940 Census featuring Jefferson M. Moak, Senior Archivist with the National Archives & […]



The War of 1812 Comes to Lewes

On Saturday, January 7, 10:30 a.m., Mike DiPaolo, Executive Director of the Lewes Historical Society, will be presenting a program at the Delaware Public Archives entitled “The War of 1812 Comes to Lewes.”  With the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 taking place in 2012, this program will address the 1813 attack on Lewes […]



Delaware Public Archives Launches Searchable Finding Aids Tool

There’s a new tool now available for online patrons to search the records of the Delaware Public Archives. Known as the Collection Gateway, this new feature searches the databases of nineteen different collections in the Archives. The Collection Gateway will open a treasure trove of information for historians, genealogists, and all citizens who have an […]



The Tragic Odyssey of Obie Evans and other African-Americans in Civil War Delaware

Join us on Saturday, November 5, 10:30 a.m. as the Delaware Public Archives continues its commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War with a program entitled “The Tragic Odyssey of Obie Evans and other African-Americans in Civil-War Delaware.”  Obie Evans escaped slavery, survived the Battle of the Crater, and participated in Baltimore’s post-war street […]



A Fragmented Nation, A Divided State: The Delaware Home Front during the American Civil War

            Join us on Saturday, October 1, 10:30 a.m., as the Delaware Public Archives  continues its commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War by sponsoring a program entitled “A Fragmented Nation, A Divided State: The Delaware Home Front.”  Divided loyalties, a critical strategic position, and a major Federal prison made Delaware […]



“The Honour of the State has not been Tarnished”: Delaware in the War of 1812

Join us on Saturday, September 3, 10:30 a.m., as the Delaware Public Archives hosts a program about Delaware’s involvement in the War of 1812 entitled “The Honour of the State has not been Tarnished”.   Presented by Charles Fithian, Curator of Archaeology with the State of Delaware Historical and Cultural Affairs Division, this program will serve as an […]






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