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New Addition to the Jackson & Sharp Collection

Written on: July 13th, 2010 in Delaware HistoryPhotographsResearch Room

Recently, the Archives was contacted by a gentleman in Pennsylvania who had a lantern slide collection of Jackson & Sharp Company railroad car photographs.  Purchased at a railroad memorabilia auction, the collection was probably used by a Jackson & Sharp traveling salesman who used the slides to promote his company’s rail cars to perspective buyers. […]


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New Collection of Survey Records Arrives at Archives

Written on: June 25th, 2010 in Delaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesMaps and SurveysResearch Room

This past spring, a Dover family donated to the Delaware Public Archives a collection of rough surveys, plots, and calculations created by John C. Hopkins, a longtime surveyor in the area.  Most of these materials focus on the Dover area.  These materials, once processed, will become part of an already existing collection known as the […]


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New Video focuses on Census

Written on: June 4th, 2010 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesInside the DPAResearch Room

The latest Inside the DPA video has been published to YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAin4U4VblQ.  This newest installment, number 10 in the series, focuses on the United States Census and the valuable genealogical information one can gleam from this source.  This video was the first one that featured an off-site shoot.  We’d like to thank the Dunham family […]


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Using HeritageQuest to Find Your Family Roots

Written on: May 21st, 2010 in Delaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

The Delaware Public Archives will sponsor a workshop entitled Using HeritageQuest to Find Your Family Roots on Saturday, June 5, 10:30 a.m. HeritageQuest Online is a unique resource for both genealogical and historical researchers. With coverage dating back to the late 1700s, researchers can use HeritageQuest to find their ancestors, trace their paths across America, […]


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A Guided Tour of the Delaware Public Archives

Written on: April 26th, 2010 in Delaware HistoryEvents at the Archives

If you were born, married, or attended public school in Delaware, eventually the Delaware Public Archives will have a record of you.  This “behind the scenes” tour of the Delaware Public Archives offers the public the opportunity to learn more about the role of the Archives, and see how the Archives preserves and protects the […]


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Newly Conserved Document Shows 1825 Road from Smyrna to Seaford

Written on: March 26th, 2010 in Delaware HistoryResearch Room

Several items have just returned from being conserved and one of the more interesting ones is an oversize plot for a road from Cowgill’s Corner (south of Smyrna) to the Seaford area.  Completed in 1825, this plot provides a detailed look at one of period’s main transportation arteries through Kent and Sussex County.  While the […]


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On the Home Front: Delaware Women during the Civil War

Written on: February 22nd, 2010 in Delaware HistoryEvents at the Archives

The Delaware Public Archives will sponsor a Civil War program entitled On the Home Front: Delaware Women during the Civil War on Saturday, March 6, at 10:30 a.m. As with previous wars, the women kept the home fires burning as the men marched off to engage in battle. But during the Civil War, things were just a […]


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Great Response to the Judy Johnson Program

Written on: February 22nd, 2010 in Delaware HistoryEvents at the Archives

More than 25 people came out on Saturday, Feb. 20, for the Judy Johnson program at the Archives.  Not only did the speaker, Ellen Rendle, do a great job of presenting information about Johnson’s life and career, but numerous individuals who knew Mr. Johnson came forward to talk about their remembrances.  Several persons noted that Johnson was always willing […]


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Rescheduling of Judy Johnson Program

Written on: February 15th, 2010 in Delaware HistoryEvents at the Archives

Because of the avalanche of snow Delaware has experienced since early February, the program on Judy Johnson, the first Delawarean elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 20, 10:30 a.m.   For more information check out the announcement on the Archives website.


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Are You Sure Pop-Pop Served In The Civil War?

Written on: February 12th, 2010 in Delaware HistoryPhotographsResearch Room

Have you ever had an Uncle that always has a story about one of your ancestors serving in a war? So the story goes of war heroes in every family. Did you ever wonder if it was the truth?  A young lady came in because her uncle had been telling her for years about her […]


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