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Using Naturalization Records as a Genealogical Source

Written on: August 22nd, 2012 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

On Saturday, September 1 at 10:30 a.m., Nancy Lyons will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives on how to use Naturalization papers.  These types of documents can reveal important information about one’s ancestors. Depending on the place and time of naturalization the information contained in them can vary. This workshop will use examples to explore how the naturalization process worked, where to find the records and how to utilize the information they contain.

 This is the third in a series of genealogy workshops presented by Nancy Lyons, a highly respected genealogist whose programs have been well received by beginners and advanced genealogists alike. This workshop will include information that will be helpful to those who are searching for information in Delaware and in other states as well.  

 Nancy Lyons is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the National Genealogical Society.  The founder of the Irish Family History Research Group, Lyons has served as a volunteer at the Mormon Family History Center in Wilmington for 17 years.  She has also been the chair of the Delaware Genealogical Society Educational Committee for the last seven years.  

 The program is free to the public.  No reservations are required.  For more information, contact Tom Summers (302) 744-5047 or e-mail

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Hey, I know that guy!!!

Written on: August 1st, 2012 in Research Room

We posted a wedding album on our Facebook page. It had been up for about 5 minutes when a man called to tell us that he recognized a face. He is originally from Jersey City, NJ and in one of the pictures was his boss when he was 13 years old. He worked at Neibanck’s Grocery Store from age 13 to 16 which was owned by Henry Neibanck. Mr. Neibanck used to tell him that he would vacation in Delaware for two weeks at a time. He said that he planned to retire here one day. The gentleman said he hadn’t thought about him in years.  Thanks for the memory.

Have you connected with us on Facebook? Or better yet, why not stop by the research room and take a look at some of our over 800,000 photos.   Who will you recognize?

Wedding of Dorothy Walsh and Sgt. Henry Neibanck