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The Life and Times of Ann Moore Ridgely

On Saturday, October 3 at 10:30 a.m., Dr. Susanne Fox will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives about Ann Moore Ridgely. A most unusual woman, Ridgely lived in Dover from 1775 until 1810 when she died. She was a wife, mother, estate manager, widow, and active member of the Dover community. Married to […]

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Delaware Public Archives to hold Workshop on Google Tools for Genealogy

Looking for a new way to search for your genealogy online?  This workshop may give you the clues you need to find your ancestors through Google.  On Saturday, August 3, 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will host a workshop entitled “Google Tools for Genealogy.”  Presented by Leah Youse, MLIS, (pictured below) this presentation will provide […]

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National Monuments in Delaware!

A proclamation signed by President Obama yesterday designated three sites in Delaware as a National Monument. The Dover Green, New Castle County Court House Complex and Woodlawn, a scenic tract of land east of the Brandywine River and north of Brandywine Creek State Park, make up The First State’s first National Monument.  The President designated […]

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Treasure Found in Court Case Files

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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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 […]

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How Do I Start My Family Tree?

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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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 & […]

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Celebrate Delaware Day!

 In recognition of Delaware Day, December 7, being the day that Delaware was the first state to ratify the United States Constitution, the Delaware Public Archives has recently created a shadow box exhibit that celebrates the story of Delaware’s role as the First State to ratify the United States Constitution. This exhibit features facsimiles of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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