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Celebrate Dover Days with Two Tours of the Delaware Public Archives

Written on: April 28th, 2016 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesPhotographsResearch Room

A Dover Tour of the Delaware Public Archives
On Monday, May 2, at 6:00 p.m., the Delaware Public Archives will offer a special evening program titled “A Dover Tour of the Delaware Public Archives.” While featuring all the traditional components of a “behind the scenes” tour of the facility, this visit will include documents, maps, and photographs that are specific to the Dover area. Led by Archives’ staff members Tom Summers and Margaret Raubacher Dunham, this special tour will give patrons the opportunity to view documents related to the history of the capital city dating back to the 18th century.

Behind the Scenes Tour of the Delaware Public Archives
On Saturday, May 7, at 1:30 p.m. the staff of the Delaware Public Archives will present a tour of this remarkable facility. This annual “behind the scenes” tour of the building, conducted by Tom Summers, Manager of Outreach Services, offers the public a rare opportunity to learn more about the role of the DPA, and see how the Archives preserves and protects the records that are important to every Delawarean.

These programs are free to the public and each one will last approximately 50 minutes. No reservations are required. For more information, contact Tom Summers (302) 744-5047 or e-mail thomas.summers@state.de.us.


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The Basics of Italian Genealogical Research

Written on: April 8th, 2016 in Blog PostsEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

On Saturday, April 23 at 10:30 a.m., Melanie Holtz, CG, will present a webinar program at Delaware Public Archives about Italian Genealogy for beginners. The majority of records used for Italian genealogical research come from two major record sets, civil registration and ecclesiastical records. This lecture will cover what type of civil and ecclesiastical records are available, where to find these records, and the recent archival reclassifications of civil registration. This will be the first webinar program ever presented as a part of the Archives’ First Saturday series.

The program is free to the public and will last approximately one hour. No reservations are required. For more information, contact Tom Summers (302) 744-5047 or e-mail thomas.summers@state.de.us.


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