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Location! Location! Location!

Written on: July 28th, 2011 in Delaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesMaps and SurveysResearch Room

On Saturday, August 6, 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will sponsor a program entitled “Location! Location! Location!”  Retired State Archivist and Delaware historian Russ McCabe will discuss the many ways in which geography shaped the history and development of Delaware and the Delmarva Peninsula. With particular emphasis on the colonial era, the early statehood period, […]


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A Dangerous & Uncomfortable Situation: Delaware from the Secession Crisis to Bull Run

Written on: March 25th, 2011 in Delaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

On Saturday, April 2, 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will continue its commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War by sponsoring a program entitled “A Dangerous & Uncomfortable Position: Delaware from the Secession Crisis through Bull Run.”  As a border state, Delaware became the focus of both Secessionists and […]


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Glamour Girls

Written on: February 24th, 2011 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

Come out to the Archives on Saturday, March 5, 10:30 a.m., for a program entitled “Glamour Girls:  The Portrayal of Women in World War II Propaganda Posters.” The United States and Great Britain had diverse ideas about what was glamorous and appropriate during wartime.  American images of women in propaganda posters were much more glamorous and […]


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All Aboard! The Delaware Public Archives Celebrates the History of the Railroad

Written on: December 20th, 2010 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesMaps and SurveysPhotographsResearch Room

Looking for something to combat the post-holiday blues? Come out to the Delaware Public Archives to help celebrate the history of the railroad in Delaware. The Archives will be hosting a free railroad exhibit from January 5 to January 8 coinciding with the completion of a related Archives initiative to bring the entire Jackson & […]


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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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New Collection of Survey Records Arrives at Archives

Written on: June 25th, 2010 in Delaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesMaps and SurveysResearch Room

This past spring, a Dover family donated to the Delaware Public Archives a collection of rough surveys, plots, and calculations created by John C. Hopkins, a longtime surveyor in the area.  Most of these materials focus on the Dover area.  These materials, once processed, will become part of an already existing collection known as the […]


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New Video focuses on Census

Written on: June 4th, 2010 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesInside the DPAResearch Room

The latest Inside the DPA video has been published to YouTube.  This newest installment, number 10 in the series, focuses on the United States Census and the valuable genealogical information one can gleam from this source.  This video was the first one that featured an off-site shoot.  We’d like to thank the Dunham family for […]


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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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A Guided Tour of the Delaware Public Archives

Written on: April 26th, 2010 in Delaware HistoryEvents at the Archives

If you were born, married, or attended public school in Delaware, eventually the Delaware Public Archives will have a record of you.  This “behind the scenes” tour of the Delaware Public Archives offers the public the opportunity to learn more about the role of the Archives, and see how the Archives preserves and protects the […]


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On the Home Front: Delaware Women during the Civil War

Written on: February 22nd, 2010 in Delaware HistoryEvents at the Archives

The Delaware Public Archives will sponsor a Civil War program entitled On the Home Front: Delaware Women during the Civil War on Saturday, March 6, at 10:30 a.m. As with previous wars, the women kept the home fires burning as the men marched off to engage in battle. But during the Civil War, things were just a […]


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