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Upcoming Events


December 13, 2:00 p.m.
December Meeting of the Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society
The speaker for the December meeting will be Leah Youse, MLIS, librarian with the Elkton Central Library in Cecil County, Maryland.Her presentation is titled "How to Find Books in the Public Domain...[more]

January 3, 2015 10:30 a.m.
Delaware in the War of 1812: A "Most Distressing War"
The year 1814 would see the War of 1812 enter into its second year. The previous year had witnessed the imposition of a seaborne blockade and active naval campaigning across the Chesapeake Bay and the...[more]

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In the News


November 13, 2014
Research Room Closed
In recognition of the Thanksgiving Holiday, the Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room will be closed on November 27th and 28th.

November 21, 2014
Research Room Closing at 3:00 p.m. on December 5th
Due to a scheduled event on Friday, December 5th, at 3:15 pm, The Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room will be closing at 3:00 p.m.

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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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