State of Delaware
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It is a good idea to familiarize your self with any repository in Delaware that you might travel to by getting in contact with to the best suited archive or library ahead of time.

The majority of, if not all, Delaware repositories contain written and published materials that present its collections and research policy.

Delaware archives and historical organizations also provide Online web sites that offer comparable details. Several perhaps include downloadable sources for some or parts from the collections.

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Delaware Periodicals

Genealogical journals provide you with plenty of sources of information and facts, they are generally overlooked by genealogy and family history researchers and genealogist in looking around for family history. Many regional and county genealogical and/or historical societies produce periodicals which have records relating to the region or vicinity they operate. Frequently these publications have articles involving records that are not obtainable somewhere else.

  • Delaware History has been published by the Historical Society of Delaware semi-annually since 1946; volumes 1–7 were reprinted in 1968 by Kraus Reprint of Millwood, N.Y. The society has also published papers in sixty-seven volumes from 1879 to 1922 and in three volumes in a new series from 1927 to 1940.

  • The Delaware Genealogical Society Journal has published, since 1980, the usual fare of source record material, including Bible records, births of blacks, orphans' court indexes (for Sussex County), and Maryland records. For The Maryland and Delaware Genealogist.
  • Two short-lived periodicals with useful source record material are Delaware Historical and Genealogical Recall (1933; reprint, Wilmington, Del.: Delaware Genealogical Society, 1984) and Del-Gen-Data Bank, edited by Mary Fallon Richards (Wilmington, Del.: the editor, 1986).

Delaware Historical & Genealogical Societies

For almost every state there is a state genealogical society, a state genealogical council, or both. In addition to their own work, Delaware groups frequently help coordinate the efforts of local societies throughout the Delaware. Their particular publications, newsletters and quarterlies, supplement those created through the area societies.

Regional and State

  • The Historical Society of Delaware, 505 Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801; The Historical Society of Delaware has an extensive collection of early northern Delaware newspapers, but papers in the adjoining states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey should also be consulted. Southern Delaware newspapers are at the Delaware State Archives
  • Delaware Genealogical Society, 505 Market Street Mall, Wilmington, DE 19801

County, Township and City

Religious and Ethnic

Delaware Newspapers & Publications

Delaware Genealogical publications (magazines, newsletters, periodicals, books, etc.) contain all types of invaluable information about specific ancestors, whole lineages and families, places in time, and about all sorts of genealogical records and repositories. They assist you to identify a variety of details about your ancestors from many historical newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals. These different types of resources may often supplement public records and give information that is not recorded someplace else. Here, you can discover much more regarding your ancestor's possible every day activities by placing them in the framework of their time.

The Union List of Newspapers in Microform features a list of newspapers in Delaware. Many early Delaware newspapers are housed at the Historical Society of Delaware, but New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland also have a lot of early Delaware newspaper information.

Books

Newspapers - Delaware newspapers can offer all kinds of evidence about historical events, local history, court and legal notices, obituaries, and a lot more.

Delaware Newspapers & Publications

Delaware Genealogical publications (magazines, newsletters, periodicals, books, etc.) contain all types of invaluable information about specific ancestors, whole lineages and families, places in time, and about all sorts of genealogical records and repositories. They assist you to identify a variety of details about your ancestors from many historical newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals. These different types of resources may often supplement public records and give information that is not recorded someplace else. Here, you can discover much more regarding your ancestor's possible every day activities by placing them in the framework of their time.

The Union List of Newspapers in Microform features a list of newspapers in Delaware. Many early Delaware newspapers are housed at the Historical Society of Delaware, but New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland also have a lot of early Delaware newspaper information.

Books

Newspapers - Delaware newspapers can offer all kinds of evidence about historical events, local history, court and legal notices, obituaries, and a lot more.

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