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Dual Citizenship

The process for obtaining dual citizenship through ancestry requires locating specific supporting documents and having them certified. For a comprehensive explanation regarding dual citizenship, please visit the United States Immigration website How to get dual citizenship or nationality | USAGov, Below find guidelines for obtaining certified copies of Delaware vital records needed to support […]

Service Notice: Vital Statistics Marriage Certificates

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

Researching African American Genealogy: From the Antebellum Period to the Reconstruction Era

Nineteenth century African American genealogy is particularly difficult for researchers. On Saturday, February 7, at 10:30 a.m. the Delaware Public Archives will host a special program which will explore this challenging time period for African American genealogy. Presented by Shamele Jordon, the program will focus on a variety of sources and strategies for locating ancestors […]

No Officer, I Didn’t Realize My License Had Expired!

So have you been to DMV lately to renew your driver’s license? You may have read about this in the newspapers.  On July 1, DMV started issuing the new secure driver license and identification cards.  Delaware is not the only state doing this.  We have been receiving calls from Delawareans in Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, Maine, New Jersey, […]

Safe Cracker

Have you ever had one of those days where you just can’t seem to remember anything?  I know it seems to be happening to me more frequently.  I had a gentleman call the other day.  He was calling for his uncle who now lives in Phoenix.  It seems his uncle couldn’t remember the date of […]

AHH! You Mean I’m Not Really Married?

You’ve been asking your kids for years to give you a trip to Europe for Christmas. You don’t need any more knickknacks, gift certificates, etc.  And this year they finally did!  Now you have to get your passport.  I had an extremely excited woman call to get a copy of her marriage certificate from 1964.  […]