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Research Room to Close at Noon on Tuesday, July 17

Written on: July 6th, 2018 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

On Tuesday, July 17, the Research Room at the Delaware Public Archives will close at noon.  It will reopen on Wednesday, July 18, at 8:30 a.m.


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Maximizing Ancestry.com to Find Your Genealogical Roots

Written on: June 27th, 2018 in Blog PostsEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

Ancestry.com is one of the most popular and valued genealogical tools in the world. Understanding and maximizing its usefulness is essential in order to efficiently search and record your family’s history. On Saturday, July 7, at 10:30 a.m. professional genealogist Sydney F. Cruice Dixon will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives in which […]


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The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Written on: March 29th, 2018 in Blog PostsEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

On Saturday, April 7, 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will present a program titled “The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” in remembrance of the 50th anniversary of his assassination in 1968. Presented by Rev. Dr. John Moore, Sr. this program will focus on Dr. King’s life from his youth in Georgia, his […]


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Silent Sentinels

Written on: February 22nd, 2018 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

On Saturday, March 3, 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will celebrate Women’s History month by hosting a presentation titled “Silent Sentinels.” This program, presented by Dr. Cynthia Newton of Wesley College, will focus on women in history who exercised political power before they legally had any political rights. She will discuss historical examples, such […]


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The Delaware Department of Transportation Celebrates 100 Years

Written on: December 21st, 2017 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

In 2017 the Delaware Department of Transportation celebrated 100 years of service to the residents of Delaware and all who travel through the First State. On Saturday, January 6, at 10:30 a.m. Jennifer Cohan, Secretary of Delaware Department of Transportation will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives focusing on the first 100 years […]


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The Kalmar Nyckel: New Discoveries

Written on: October 25th, 2017 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

 On Saturday, November 4, at 10:30 a.m. Bill Hutchison of the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives focusing on how the Kalmar Nyckel operated, with special emphasis on the navigation of the vessel, and the firing of the ship’s guns. Segments of a new film about the ship will […]


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Resurrecting the Past: How Cemeteries and Their Records Speak to Researchers

Written on: September 26th, 2017 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivespreservationResearch Room

On Saturday, October 7, 10:30 a.m. Kevin Barni, Historical Marker Program Coordinator at the Delaware Public Archives, will present a program at the Archives about the importance of cemetery research. Both professional and amateur genealogists have spent countless hours documenting local cemeteries. Their contributions provide insight on the people interred there, and the visible landscape. […]


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Think Your Job is Dangerous?

Written on: June 30th, 2017 in Blog PostsPhotographsResearch Room

Many people have experienced injuries while at the workplace. These maladies could be anything from getting a papercut while filing paperwork, having back strains from lifting a heavy box, or even getting the dreaded Carpal Tunnel from typing on a keyboard for too long. Then again, most of these injuries occur in the modern day […]


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Pickett’s Charge

Written on: June 21st, 2017 in Blog PostsEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

On Saturday, July 1, 10:30 a.m. Delaware Heritage Commission member Terry Wright will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives on Pickett’s Charge, the climatic final attack at the Battle of Gettysburg. After two years of war, and several days of hard fighting on the Union flanks around the town of Gettysburg, Confederate General […]


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What do you mean not everything is online?

Written on: June 16th, 2017 in Blog PostsResearch Room

If I had a dollar for every time a researcher said that phrase! Unfortunately, there’s a big misconception that you can find everything about your family history with one click of the mouse. Truth is, only a very small portion of records have been digitized and are available on the internet. You still need to […]


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