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Upcoming Events


August 2, 10:30 a.m.
The History of Farming in Delaware
Farming and its related agricultural industries have been a major force in the social, cultural, and economic history of Delaware. Today agriculture remains the state’s largest industry, generating over $1 billion in income from a wide array of crops, poultry, and...[more]

October 4, 10:30 a.m.
The Lincolns: Portrait of a Family
Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd seemed at first glance to have nothing in common. Yet, they made a marriage that was probably the most consequential in American history, as they came to the White House in the midst of the country's greatest crisis...[more]

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In the News


June 3, 2014
D-Day Program at Delaware Public Archives to Commemorate 70th Anniversary
The D-Day invasion of Normandy is remembered as an American triumph and the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany. On Saturday, June 7, 10:30 a.m. the Delaware Public Archives will commemorate the 70th anniversary of this pivotal day in American and World history with...[more]

April 22, 2014
The "Wooden World Revealed": The Archaeology and History of His Majesty's Sloop of War DeBraak
The wars on land and sea during the late eighteenth century were an important part of Atlantic history, and unite the naval and maritime histories of many countries around the world. Consequently, a British warship named the DeBraak...[more]

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Digital Archives

Delaware's most prized documents, photographs of Delaware in the past, historic audio clips, and much more can be found...[more]


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Research Room

The Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday to Friday unless otherwise noted...[more]


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Public Finding Aids

Agency Histories, Guides to the Census, Civil War records, and Home History are just a few of the links available...[more]


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Government Services

Government Services is responsible for the administration and implementation of the Delaware Public Records law by providing...[more]


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Digital Ancestry

You can use your Delaware Library Card to log in to the Delaware page on Ancestry.com. By using your card you can have free...[more]


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Outreach

We maintain an active outreach program that provides Delawareans and the world community the opportunity to learn...[more]


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Collection Gateway

Search 400,000+ records. Then, get a price quote or print a detail slip for your Research Room visit!
The Collection Gateway contains some of the public collections in the archives. Using an index is never an adequate replacement for viewing the original record. We have made an attempt to extract pertinent information to help identify each record; we have not extracted all the information. It is strongly recommended that researchers view the original record.

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Delaware Public Archives
121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. North
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 744-5000

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