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Snowmore!

Written on: March 10th, 2010 in Research Room

A family came in the other day from out of town.  They had come to visit relatives and couldn’t believe all the snow we had.  They couldn’t remember it ever being like this on any  other family visit and asked if this was normal?  It made them wonder how many winters has Delaware had like […]


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Photos from Aviation’s Early Days

Written on: March 4th, 2010 in PhotographsResearch Room

Our photo archivist, Randy Goss, was organizing some of the photos from one of our Photograph Collections and found these great shots of Samuel P. Langley’s attempt to be the first man to fly. These six pictures were taken October 7, 1903 on the Potomac River.  Langley was the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and […]


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What Is A Hundred?

Written on: February 26th, 2010 in Research Room

Have you ever looked at your deed and seen the term hundred? Have you ever wondered what that meant?  A couple came in after they had purchased their new house. They were curious what the term Appoquinimink  Hundred meant  on their deed. The term hundred originated in England and is defined as a division of a county. It is different than […]


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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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Olympics or Bust!

Written on: February 19th, 2010 in Research Room

I was watching the Olympics this week and was listening to the commentators talking about the athletes that live in the United States but play for other countries. I couldn’t help but think about a family we helped in 2007.  We had a mother call who wanted to get dual citizenship for her son. He […]


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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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AHH! You Mean I’m Not Really Married?

Written on: February 2nd, 2010 in PhotographsResearch Room

You’ve been asking your kids for years to give you a trip to Europe for Christmas. You don’t need any more knickknacks, gift certificates, etc.  And this year they finally did!  Now you have to get your passport.  I had an extremely excited woman call to get a copy of her marriage certificate from 1964.  […]


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Hometown Delaware Project Continues to Grow

Written on: January 28th, 2010 in Delaware HistoryPhotographs

The Outreach Team has had several recent successes with the Hometown Delaware project.  This project aims to identify many of the unknown individuals in the Delaware Public Archives’ photograph collections.  While Rehoboth Beach Museum patrons recently identified many of the people in the area photos on display in the Museum, several Milford residents were able to name numerous individuals […]


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