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U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820171,563
Delaware, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-18901,951
Selected African Americans in Delaware, 1890 U.S. Census599
A history of the Talley family on the Delaware and their descendants256
1800 census, Delaware209
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U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-19356,427,235
U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-19704,530,460
Delaware, Marriage Records, 1750-1954649,980
Delaware Death Records, 1861-1933517,401
Delaware, Birth Records, 1800-1932446,507
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U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-194754,293,029
U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 194215,293,445
U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865837,569
Delaware, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-18901,951
Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution, Vol. I621
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Emigrants in Bondage, 1614-1775Free50,955
Delaware, Naturalization Records, 1796-1959Free8,110
The Old United Empire Loyalists List336
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U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-19356,427,235
U.S., Craftperson Files, 1600-1995147,553
Early clergy of Pennsylvania and Delaware281
Directory of churches and religious organizations in Delaware169
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Delaware, Land Records, 1677-1947Free1,983,276
U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820171,563
Delaware, Wills and Probate Records, 1676-1971134,896
Delaware, Wills and Administrations, 1683-1947Free0
Mayflower Deeds and Probates, 1600-1850Free18,601
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U.S., Select Family History and Bible Records Index14,871
Delaware : a guide to the first state567
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Colonial Families of the USA, 1607-1775Free119,305
Annals of Pennsylvania672
Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution, Vol. I621
Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution, Vol. II604
Delaware Governor's Register 1674-1851, Volume I570
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A Genealogical History

Delaware in brief

Statehood:  7 December 1787
Capital: Dover
Largest City: Wilmington
Counties: 3
State motto: Liberty and Independence
State nickname: The First State
Neighboring states: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland


365体育投注网站James Lequlla, newsboy, Wilmington, Delaware, c. 1910

Interesting Facts

  • Delaware is the second smallest state with only 1,955 square miles and is 46th in size when it comes to population.  It also has the fewest counties, with only three.
  • Delaware was the first state the ratify the Constitution on 07 December 1787, which led to its nickname of "The First State. "
  • During the seventeenth century, Delaware fell under the control of the Dutch, Swedes, and British at various times, and in 1682 was the "Three Lower Counties" of Pennsylvania.
     

Featured Delaware Data Collections

U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 194215,293,445
U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-194754,293,029
U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-19704,530,460
U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865837,569
Delaware, Marriage Records, 1744-1912297,479

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Delaware Census Research

365体育投注网站Delaware federal census are complete from the second federal census of 1800. The first census for 1790 was lost or destroyed, but a reconstruction from tax and assessment records was compiled by former state archivist Leon de Valinger, Jr., and published by the National Genealogical Society as "Reconstructed 1790 Census of Delaware," NGS Special Publication No. 10, 2nd printing (Washington, DC: National Genealogical Society, 1962).

Some earlier enumerations have been constructed from tax records and other lists. These include Harold B. Hancock, ed., The Reconstructed Delaware State Census of 1782 (Wilmington: Delaware Genealogical Society, 1983); and Ronald Vern Jackson, Early Delaware Census Records 1665–1697365体育投注网站 (Bountiful, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1977). There are no available state censuses available for Delaware.

 

Delaware Vital records

Though the Bureau of Vital Statistics was created in 1913, many records have been transferred to the State Archives in recent years. Records of the bureau after 1913 are restricted, and copies are only available to those with “a direct interest” or a need to establish personal or property rights. The city of Wilmington has had a registrar of vital statistics since 1881.

  • : Holds records of births more recent than 72 years, and marriage and death records newer than 40 years.
  • : The Archives holds birth certificates created since 1913 that are 72 years or older and death and marriage certificates 40 years old or older. See the Vital Records requests section for information on records searches. 

 

Delaware Research Resources

The organizations listed below provide information about Delaware history and genealogy. In addition to these state-level resources, many counties and towns maintain important genealogical collections in local libraries, genealogical societies, or historical societies, so check for a local resource when researching.

  • : See the for an overview of resources held at the Archives, including census, military, probate, and naturalization records.
  • : The in Wilmington contains family histories, surname files, and public records of interest to genealogists. A guide to researching Delaware Genealogy at the Historical Society is available on the website.
  • : Lists links and contact information for local genealogical and historical societies, and includes links to county genealogy web sites.
  • : Contains links to Delaware genealogy resources, including state and county-level websites; societies and organizations; and personal and miscellaneous web sites related to Delaware research.
  • : This NARA facility maintains records from Federal agencies and courts in Connecticut, including census, military, court, naturalization, and immigration records.

 

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