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Upcoming Events


February 6, 2015 - 10:30 a.m.
The Freedmen’s Bureau: Records and Research during Reconstruction
Presenter: Michael Hait, Certified Genealogist
The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands operated from the end of the Civil War until 1872 under the U.S. War Department. This program will focus on the types of records created by the Freedmen’s Bureau....[more]

February 13, 2016 - 2:00 p.m.
February Meeting of the Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society
A non-profit organization for people who have an interest in genealogy, this group meets every other month at the Delaware Public Archives. The public is welcome to all meetings and guests are encouraged...[more]

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In the News



Research Room Closing Early
Due to a scheduled event, the Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room will be closing at 3:00 on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 and will be closed all day Wednesday, February 10th, 2016.

January 12, 2016
Start Your Research Early!
The DE General Assembly is back in session and our legislative neighbors will be sharing our parking lot on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays through the end of June. The early bird gets the worm (and the good parking spots) so come to the Archives and start your research early on those days!

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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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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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