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Delaware Genealogy Resources

  • Beverly, Ralph and Catherine. Colonial Families of Delaware - Volume 9. Lewes, Delaware: Colonial Roots, 2006.
     
  • Beverly, Ralph and Catherine. Colonial Families of Delaware - Volume 10. Lewes, Delaware: Colonial Roots, 2006.
     
  • Brewer, Mary Marshall. Kent County, Delaware Land Records, 1785-1789. Lewes, Delaware: Colonial Roots, 2004.
     
  • Brewer, Mary Marshall. New Castle County, Delaware Wills, 1800-1813. Lewes, Delaware: Colonial Roots, 2004.
     
  • Colonial Society of Pennsylvania. Records of the Court of New Castle on Delaware, 1676-1699. 2 volumes. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Publishing, 2006, 1904, 1935.
     
  • de Valinger, Leon Jr. Reconstructed 1790 Census of Delaware.  Washington, D.C.: National Genealogical Society, 1954, 1993.

  • Delaware, Births and Christenings, 1710-1896 – Name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state of Delaware. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and FamilySearch Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.  FamilySearch.

  • Delaware, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865. Union service records of soldiers who served in organizations from Delaware. The records include a jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, his rank, and the unit in which he served. The jacket-envelope typically contains card abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in original muster rolls, returns, rosters, payrolls, appointment books, hospital registers, prison registers and rolls, parole rolls, inspection reports; and the originals of any papers relating solely to the particular soldier. For each military unit the service records are arranged alphabetically by the soldier's surname. The Military Unit field may also display the surname range (A-G) as found on the microfilm. This collection is a part of RG 94, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917 and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M1961. Index courtesy of Fold3. FamilySearch.

  • Delaware, County Naturalization Records, 1796-1958. Naturalization records and digitized indexes from county courthouses in Delaware. The record content and time period vary by county. FamilySearch.

  • Delaware, Death Records, 1855-1955 – Imaged Records – Name index and images of Delaware statewide death records. FamilySearch.

  • Delaware, Deaths and Burials, 1815-1955. – Name index to death and burial records from the state of Delaware. FamilySearch.
     
  • Delaware Families Project. Delaware Genealogical Society.
     
  • Delaware Genealogical Society Journal.
     
  • Delaware GenWeb Project.

  • Delaware Heritage Collection. Documents, artwork, maps, newspapers, slides, photos, audio/video and other important items documenting Delaware’s rich history and culture can now be explored online! Through the Delaware Heritage Collection, items previously available only in local libraries, archives, museums, historic sites and other cultural institutions are being digitized and made available to anyone who has access to a computer. This exciting project creates an online portal that makes it easy to search, discover, retrieve and view items and information. The technology offers many user-friendly tools and options that help bring Delaware’s history and heritage to life.

  • Delaware, Marriage Records, 1913-1954. Name index and images of Delaware statewide marriage records. The certificates are arranged by year then by certificate number. FamilySearch.

  • Delaware, Marriages, 1713-1953. Name index to marriage records from the state of Delaware. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and FamilySearch Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.  FamilySearch.

  • Delaware, State Birth Records, 1861-1922.  Name index and images of state birth records, 1861-1922, including delayed birth records. FamilySearch.

  • Delaware, Vital Record Index Cards, 1680-1934. Images of card indexes from the Delaware State Archives Hall of Records in Dover, Delaware. FamilySearch.

  • Delaware, Vital Records, 1680-1962. A collection of various vital records from the Delaware Public Archives. The collection includes birth, marriage, death, bible, and cemetery records spanning various year ranges. FamilySearch.

  • Delaware, Wilmington Vital Records, 1847-1954. Images of birth, marriage, and death records from Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware. Includes some indexes. The birth records end in the year 1919. FamilySearch.

  • Mealy, Margaret Dealyne.  Orphans' Court Proceedings of New Castle County, Delaware, April 1761-July 1777. Lewes, DE: Colonial Roots, 2008.

  • Mealy, Margaret Dealyne.  Orphans' Court Proceedings of New Castle County, Delaware, April 1778-July 1787. Lewes, DE: Colonial Roots, 2008.
     
  • Peden, Henry Jr. Delaware Militia in the War of 1812. Lewes, Delaware: Colonial Roots, 2003.
     
  • Planer, K. Louise. Sussex County, Delaware Wills, 1813-1827. Lewes, Delaware: Colonial Roots, 2004.
     
  • 1790 Delaware Census (Reconstructed). The 1790 federal census for Delaware was lost. A reconstructed name list was compiled by Leon DeValinger, Jr. from tax lists, land records, and other local, and published serially in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, later as NGS Special Publication No. 10: Reconstructed 1790 Census of Delaware, 1954.
     
  • 1680-1934 Delaware Vital Records. Microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1949, under the title Index Cards of Delaware Marriages, Baptisms, Births and Deaths, ca. 1680-1934. The microfilm is of the original index (typescript) at the Delaware State Archives in Dover. 18 rolls, FHL film #6416-1643. Contains an alphabetical listing of names from primary and secondary sources, including: Bibles, church records, marriage bonds and licenses, newspapers, probate records, magazines, and Sketch of Ecclesiastical Affairs in New Castle, Delaware and History of Immanuel Church by Thomas Holcomb.
     
  • 1680-1925 Probates: An Online Index. An index to Delaware estate files, including names of deceased, heirs, executors, administrators, and other names associated with county probate cases during this period.

  • State of Delaware Digital Archives.
     
  • State of Delaware Public Archives.

  • State of Delaware Public Finding Aids.