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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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Searching for Your Irish Family Roots

Written on: February 20th, 2014 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

On March 1, 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will present a special Irish genealogical program by well-known Delaware genealogist Nancy Lyons entitled “Searching for Your Irish Family Roots.” Ms. Lyons will focus on researching Irish American ancestry both online and in U.S. record repositories. Researchers will learn how to utilize the census, vital statistics, […]


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Sons of the American Revolution Make Major Donation to the Archives

Written on: August 16th, 2013 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryResearch Room

On August 7, the Delaware Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (DESSAR) donated to the Delaware Public Archives seven hundred completed applications for membership to their organization which preserve records related to the events leading up to and during the American Revolution. Delaware Public Archives Director Stephen M. Marz added, “This will be […]


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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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Delaware Public Archives Launches Searchable Finding Aids Tool

Written on: November 9th, 2011 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryInside the DPAResearch Room

There’s a new tool now available for online patrons to search the records of the Delaware Public Archives. Known as the Collection Gateway, this new feature searches the databases of nineteen different collections in the Archives. The Collection Gateway will open a treasure trove of information for historians, genealogists, and all citizens who have an […]


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YES, I’m Finally A Member!

Written on: November 30th, 2010 in Research Room

Have you been trying to join a lineage based society and hit a brick wall?  Maybe we can help. We did the other day when a patron came in to see if she could find documentation on an ancestor so that she could join the Society of Colonial Inn Keepers.  She was surprised at all the […]


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Workshop to Focus on Wills and Probate Records

Written on: November 1st, 2010 in Delaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesInside the DPAResearch Room

The last of Nancy Lyons’ series of genealogical workshops, entitled “Analyzing Wills and Other Probate Records” will be held this Saturday, November 6, 10:30 a.m., at the Delaware Public Archives.  This free workshop will provide plenty of valuable genealogical tips for researchers so  mark this date on your calendar.  There will be handouts for those who attend […]


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We know where the bodies are buried, do you?

Written on: October 26th, 2010 in Research Room

So have you ever been taking a nice leisurely walk through the woods, enjoying the fresh air, the sights, the sounds, and then boom you trip over something?  And has that something ever been a tombstone?  You can ask the gentleman that came in the other day because that’s exactly what happened to him.  Needless […]


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Delaware Tramp Art

Written on: September 29th, 2010 in Research Room

Yeah, you read that right. Tramp art.  I had a patron come in the other day to show me this decorated cigar box.  It was her great-grandmothers.  It was made in Ellendale around 1890.  It seems tramp art is very collectible. These decorative boxes were made by blue-collar workers as gifts for their sweethearts during the cold […]


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You Found What In The Barn?

Written on: August 4th, 2010 in Research Room

Have you ever been walking around an old barn or farm area and found something really cool?  That’s what happened the other day when a patron was walking around a barn on Miller Road off of Route 202.  She came across an old book entitled “Lessons from the Book of Common Prayer”, published in 1855.  […]


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