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December Meeting of the Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society

Written on: December 7th, 2015 in Events at the Archives

The December meeting of the Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society will take place on Saturday, December 12, 2:00 p.m. A non-profit organization for people who have an interest in genealogy, this group meets every other month at the Delaware Public Archives beginning in October and ending in June. The public is welcome to all meetings and […]


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Vice President Burr

Written on: November 6th, 2015 in Delaware HistoryInside the DPA

Tom Summers, Outreach Services Manager Sometimes the signature on a letter is more important than the message contained within. Written on November 6, 1804, this correspondence to Delaware Governor David Hall documents the resignation of Delaware’s Senator William Hill Wells. However, the most interesting section is the signature. Located in the lower right corner is […]


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The Davis Collection

Written on: October 23rd, 2015 in Blog PostsInside the DPAPhotographs

To celebrate Archives Month, we’ll be sharing some of our recent accessions. Check back each Friday for a new post. Connor Graham, processing archivist Vera Gilbride Davis was a prominent figure in Delaware politics for more than forty years. She was called the “Grande Dame of Delaware Politics” and was known for achieving a number […]


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Caesar Rodney Student Hand Book

Written on: October 16th, 2015 in Blog PostsInside the DPAPhotographs

A recently-accessioned Caesar Rodney School Handbook gives a glimpse into what student life was like in 1938.


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Survival Strategies for Personal Digital Records

Written on: October 10th, 2015 in Blog PostsInside the DPARecords Management

October 10 is Electronic Records Day. With the help of the Council of State Archivists (COSA), we’re sharing tips for preserving your personal digital collections.


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Robert J. Bennett Photograph Collection

Written on: October 9th, 2015 in Blog PostsInside the DPAPhotographs

To celebrate Archives Month, we’ll be sharing some of our recent accessions. Check back each Friday for a new post.   Mary Hanes, processing archivist Have you ever wanted to tour the state of Delaware without the hassle of driving around for hours?  If so, visit the archives and view the recently acquired collection of […]


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Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society to meet at Archives on Saturday

Written on: October 5th, 2015 in Blog PostsEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

The October meeting of the Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society will take place at the Archives on Saturday, October 10, 2:00 p.m. Professional Genealogist Angela Rodesky will be presenting a program titled “Searching Newspapers.” She will focus on some of the hidden information which can be found in newspapers such as obituaries, birth announcements, social events, […]


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National Preparedness Month and You!

Written on: September 29th, 2015 in Blog PostsPhotographsResearch Room

September is National Preparedness Month, a perfect time to create an emergency plan for your family and for your genealogy research.


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Justice Randy J. Holland to speak on Magna Carta

Written on: September 28th, 2015 in Blog PostsEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

Delaware Supreme Court Justice Randy J. Holland will speak at the Delaware Public Archives on Wednesday evening, Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m., on the topic of the 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta, the so-called Great Charter of 1215, which serves as the foundation for both the British and American systems of government. Justice Holland is the […]


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The Life and Times of Ann Moore Ridgely

Written on: September 21st, 2015 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

On Saturday, October 3 at 10:30 a.m., Dr. Susanne Fox will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives about Ann Moore Ridgely. A most unusual woman, Ridgely lived in Dover from 1775 until 1810 when she died. She was a wife, mother, estate manager, widow, and active member of the Dover community. Married to […]


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