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Researching African American Genealogy: From the Antebellum Period to the Reconstruction Era

Written on: January 27th, 2015 in Delaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

Nineteenth century African American genealogy is particularly difficult for researchers. On Saturday, February 7, at 10:30 a.m. the Delaware Public Archives will host a special program which will explore this challenging time period for African American genealogy. Presented by Shamele Jordon, the program will focus on a variety of sources and strategies for locating ancestors […]


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Delaware Public Archives to hold Workshop on Organizing Genealogical Information

Written on: October 22nd, 2014 in Blog PostsEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

Are your digital genealogy files all over the place? Have you discovered a record for your ancestor, twice? Librarian Leah Youse will be presenting a program at the Delaware Public Archives on Saturday, November 1, 10:30 a.m. on developing methods of genealogical arrangement and organization. Whether you are just getting started or you have been […]


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Delaware Public Archives to Feature “Behind the Scenes” Tour

Written on: May 23rd, 2013 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesInside the DPAPhotographsResearch Room

If you were born, married, or attended public school in Delaware, eventually, the Delaware Public Archives will have a record of you. On Saturday, June 1, at 10:30 a.m. the staff of the Delaware Public Archives will conduct a tour of this remarkable facility. This annual “behind the scenes” tour of the building, conducted by […]


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How Do I Start My Family Tree?

Written on: June 26th, 2012 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

Are you ready to put together your family’s genealogy?  On Saturday, July 7, 10:30 a.m., Nancy Lyons will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives on how to begin your family tree. This presentation will provide an excellent starting point for researching your genealogical roots.  Among the numerous types of resources to be discussed […]


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Who Do You Think You Are?

Written on: April 14th, 2010 in Research Room

So I was watching TV the other night and happened to catch the new NBC show entitled “Who Do You Think You Are?”. It’s about 7 celebraties who are researching their genealogy. You never know what you may uncover or who you may be related to. Did you know that you can find out more about […]


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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 […]


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