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Guide to World War II Records at DPA

Written on: August 11th, 2015 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryInside the DPAResearch Room

The seventieth anniversary of the Japanese surrender in World War II seems an appropriate time to make our followers aware that a Guide to World War II Records at the Delaware Public Archives has recently been created. The finding aid is available online and in paper format in the Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room. The […]


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100+ Books Added to DPA Reference Collection

Written on: August 3rd, 2015 in Blog PostsInside the DPAResearch Room

100+ books have been added to the reference collection at the Delaware Public Archives.


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Looking for Your 18th Century Ancestors in Rural America

Written on: July 22nd, 2015 in Events at the ArchivesResearch Room

On Saturday, August 1 at 10:30 a.m., Kim Bucklaw of the Chester County Archives and Chester County Historical Society will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives about searching for one’s ancestors in 18th century rural America. This program will show how to use timelines along with a variety of records (taxes, deeds, court […]


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Archives to Celebrate July 4th with “Flags on the Moon” Program

Written on: June 26th, 2015 in Blog PostsEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

On Saturday, July 4, 1:00 p.m. the Delaware Public Archives will celebrate the holiday with a special program titled “Flags on the Moon.” Presented at the Delaware Public Archives in Dover by local author and former NASA engineer Jack Clemons, this program marks the 46th year anniversary of the moment when Apollo 11 astronaut Neil […]


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DPA Digital Collections on the Delaware Heritage Collection

Written on: May 7th, 2015 in Blog PostsInside the DPAMaps and SurveysPhotographsResearch Room

The Delaware Public Archives provides access to some of its most accessed photograph collections online through the Delaware Heritage Collection.


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Genealogy Assistance Day to be held at the Delaware Public Archives

Written on: April 1st, 2015 in Events at the ArchivesResearch Room

Have you ever wondered about your family history but didn’t know where to start? The Delaware Public Archives (DPA) is pleased to announce that volunteers from local genealogical societies will be on site to help you with your research on Saturday, April 11 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Volunteers will be available to answer […]


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How Do I Preserve My Documents, Photographs and Digital Memories?

Written on: March 25th, 2015 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesPhotographsResearch Room

When it comes to family history, those books, papers and photographs we all keep stored away do more than just record the past — they connect us with our loved ones and ancestors, and often tell us as much about our present and future as they do about our history. Join the Delaware Public Archives […]


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Researching African American Genealogy: From the Antebellum Period to the Reconstruction Era

Written on: January 27th, 2015 in Delaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

Nineteenth century African American genealogy is particularly difficult for researchers. On Saturday, February 7, at 10:30 a.m. the Delaware Public Archives will host a special program which will explore this challenging time period for African American genealogy. Presented by Shamele Jordon, the program will focus on a variety of sources and strategies for locating ancestors […]


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Delaware Public Archives to hold Workshop on Organizing Genealogical Information

Written on: October 22nd, 2014 in Blog PostsEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

Are your digital genealogy files all over the place? Have you discovered a record for your ancestor, twice? Librarian Leah Youse will be presenting a program at the Delaware Public Archives on Saturday, November 1, 10:30 a.m. on developing methods of genealogical arrangement and organization. Whether you are just getting started or you have been […]


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Copying Your Documents Has Never Been Easier

Written on: October 13th, 2014 in Blog PostsInside the DPAResearch Room

This blog is part of a special behind the scenes series for Archives Month. Richard Hays, reference archivist In order to keep up with the demand for more ways to obtain digital records, the Delaware Public Archives has recently acquired a pair of new microfilm reader-scanners. These microfilm readers provide image quality that greatly surpasses what has previously […]


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