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Upcoming Events


November 1, 10:30 a.m.
Digital Genealogy Organization: Baby Steps toward a Manageable System.
Are your digital genealogy files all over the place? Have you discovered a record for your ancestor, twice? Librarian Leah Youse will provide some tips on developing methods of arrangement in Digital Genealogy Organization: Baby Steps toward a Manageable...[more]

November 8, 9:30 a.m..
Genealogy Help at the Archives
Have you ever wondered about your family history but didn’t know where to start? Are you a genealogist or researcher that has hit a wall with your research? The Delaware Public Archives is pleased to announce that volunteers from local genealogical societies will be on site to help...[more]

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In the News


October 21, 2014
Research Room Closed
In recognition of Election Day, the Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room will be closed on November 4th.

October 21, 2014
Research Room Closed
In recognition of Veterans Day, the Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room will be closed on November 11th.

October 3, 2014
Delaware Public Archives Unveils New Service for Hispanics in Delaware
New Spanish section of website puts in the hands of new generations one of our state's greatest resources for historical research...[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.


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


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

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