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  Archived Posts From: 2010


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 from photos taken at gatherings of the Delaware Auto Dealers Association from the late 1950s and early 1960s. Approximately 2,000 Delawareans have been identified through the project. Check out the online component of this project.

Photo of Women in Uniforms, New Castle-6

Women in Uniforms, New Castle

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Program for First Saturday in February

Written on: January 22nd, 2010 in Delaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesPhotographs

With the recent dismantling of the Eagles, many sports fans in the area may be looking forward to the promise of the upcoming season for the Phillies or whatever baseball team you may support.

The Delaware Public Archives will help put you in the baseball frame of mind by presenting The Life and Times of William Julius “Judy” Johnson. Check out the time and date for this event.

Photo of Judy Johnson In His Playing Days

Judy Johnson In His Playing Days

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How Old Is My House?

Written on: January 14th, 2010 in Delaware HistoryResearch 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 the story behind it.

They researched it with our help. They looked at deeds, probates, photographs, and orphan’s court records to name a few, and realized it was just a rumor.

If you would like to learn more visit our house research guide.

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