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Celebrate Delaware Day!

Written on: December 7th, 2011 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

 In recognition of Delaware Day, December 7, being the day that Delaware was the first state to ratify the United States Constitution, the Delaware Public Archives has recently created a shadow box exhibit that celebrates the story of Delaware’s role as the First State to ratify the United States Constitution. This exhibit features facsimiles of […]

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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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Sailing Along The Mispillion

Written on: June 4th, 2010 in Research Room

We typically do not collect private papers, but we do have some.  One of the collections of private papers we have in our Small Manuscript Collection is the Florence Lewis Papers.  There are several series within this collection, from newspapers to genealogical research notes. But the one I want to talk about today is the […]

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Wolves Head?

Written on: May 6th, 2010 in Research Room

We had a group of students come in the other day that was studying early Delaware.  Their assignment was to find interesting tidbits about Delaware.  We sent them to the early court records for each of the counties. They were surprised at what they found. For example, there is a list and description of livestock […]

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Am I Part American Indian?

Written on: March 31st, 2010 in Research Room

Has anyone ever told you that you may have American Indian ancestry?  Have you ever wondered how you could find out?  One clue may be your last name.  Each tribe has particular surnames that are associated with them.  Names like Coker, Jackson, Durham, and Norwood to name just a few. There are two recognized American Indian […]

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