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Underutilized Records for African American Genealogy

Written on: January 25th, 2017 in Blog PostsEvents at the ArchivesPhotographsResearch Room

On Saturday, February 4, at 10:30 a.m. Shamele Jordon will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives titled “Underutilized Records for African American Genealogy.” This presentation will go beyond census and vital records to show how to transcend the brick walls of African American research. Records created by the federal and county governments, organizations, […]


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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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Delaware Public Archives to hold Workshop on Google Tools for Genealogy

Written on: July 10th, 2013 in Blog PostsEvents at the ArchivesPhotographsResearch Room

Looking for a new way to search for your genealogy online?  This workshop may give you the clues you need to find your ancestors through Google.  On Saturday, August 3, 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will host a workshop entitled “Google Tools for Genealogy.”  Presented by Leah Youse, MLIS, (pictured below) this presentation will provide […]


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Delaware Public Archives to Feature “Behind the Scenes” Tour

Written on: May 23rd, 2013 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesInside the DPAResearch Room

If you were born, married, or attended public school in Delaware, eventually the Delaware Public Archives will have a record of you. On Saturday, June 1, at 10:30 a.m. the staff of the Delaware Public Archives will conduct a tour of this remarkable facility. This annual “behind the scenes” tour of the building, conducted by […]


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Archives to Feature Black Methodism in Delaware Program on February 2

Written on: January 24th, 2013 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

On February 2 at 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will, as part of its celebration of African American History month, be hosting a program by Syl Woolford of Newark entitled “The History of Black Methodism in Delaware.” John Wesley, in his vision of the Methodist Episcopal Church, established a denomination in which all human […]


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How Do I Start My Family Tree?

Written on: June 26th, 2012 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

Are you ready to put together your family’s genealogy?  On Saturday, July 7, 10:30 a.m., Nancy Lyons will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives on how to begin your family tree. This presentation will provide an excellent starting point for researching your genealogical roots.  Among the numerous types of resources to be discussed […]


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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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Who Do You Think You Are?

Written on: April 14th, 2010 in Research Room

So I was watching TV the other night and happened to catch the new NBC show entitled “Who Do You Think You Are?”. It’s about 7 celebraties who are researching their genealogy. You never know what you may uncover or who you may be related to. Did you know that you can find out more about […]


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How Old Is My House?

Written on: January 14th, 2010 in Research Room

Did you ever want to know how old your house is?  I had a patron come in who had just moved here from another state and bought an old house. It was a two – story house in Camden that was rumored to have been a stop for the underground railroad. They wanted to know […]


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