Delaware Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Emigration and Immigration   6: Military Records   7: Probate, Land and Court   8: Maps and Gazetteers   9: Newspapers   10: Websites   11: Search Records   12: Get Help  



Project 9: U.S.—Delaware

Explore research in Delaware.


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Goal 1: Learn about Delaware research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your Delaware ancestors.

Summary
  1. Learn about basic Delaware research strategies.
    FS—Basic Delaware Research Tips and Strategies
  2. Explore resources for Delaware research on Ancestry.
    AC—Delaware Resources
  3. Study the Ancestry State Guide for Delaware research.
    AC—Delaware State Research Guide, 5 pgs.
  4. Use the Delaware Record Finder to decide on records to search.
    FS—Delaware Record Selection Table






Goal 2: Learn about Delaware archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Delaware archives and libraries.

Summary
  1. Learn about Delaware archives and libraries in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Delaware Archives and Libraries
    | AC—Wiki: Delaware Archives, Libraries, and Societies
  2. Explore the Delaware state archives.
  3. Explore the State Archives and Libraries site for Delaware.
  4. Explore the Delaware Dept of Archives site.
  5. Explore the State Archives and Libraries site for Delaware.
  6. Explore the Books We Own site for Delaware genealogy publications. Volunteers may be available for lookup services.
  7. Search for free online books on Delaware research on the FamilySearch site.
  8. Explore historical photo resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.

B. Learn about Delaware city directories.

Summary
  1. Learn about Delaware city directories in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Delaware Directories
  2. Explore Delaware city directories.
  3. Find out more about city directories in this research guide from Ancestry.
    AC—Six Things to Find—3 pgs.
  4. Explore Delaware city directories on the Ancestry site.
  5. Explore Delaware historical directories by county.


Goal 3: Learn about Delaware vital records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Delaware vital records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Delaware vital records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Delaware Vital Records
    |
    AC—Wiki: Delaware Vital Records
  2. Explore links for vital records on the Delaware Public Health site.
  3. Search for online Delaware vital records and find addresses for state offices to write to for records.
  4. Explore Delaware birth, marriage, and death records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore Delaware birth certificate records on the Birth-Certificates.net site.
  6. Get help with adoption topics on the Delaware Adoptees / Birth Parents Facebook page.
  7. Explore additional links for Delaware vital records on the Linkpendium site.

B. Explore Delaware marriage and death records.

Summary
  1. Explore links for Delaware marriage records.
  2. Explore the Ancestors at Rest site for Delaware death records.
  3. Explore the ObituariesHelp site for Delaware obituaries.
  4. Find additional resources for Delaware obituaries on the Linkpendium site.
  5. Explore Delaware death records, indexes, and obituaries.

C. Explore Delaware census and voter records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of Delaware censuses in this article.
    FS—Delaware Census
  2. Learn about Delaware census records.
    Census Records for Delaware
  3. Explore the MyFreeCensus site for Delaware state and county census records.
  4. Explore Delaware census records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Learn about Delaware voting registers in this article.
    FS—Delaware Voting Registers


Goal 4: Learn about Delaware church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Delaware church records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of Delaware church records in this article.
    FS—Delaware Church Records
  2. Learn about Delaware church records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Delaware Church Records

B. Explore Delaware cemetery records.

Summary
  1. Explore Delaware cemetery records in this article.
    FS—Delaware Cemetery Records
  2. Browse the Interment.net site for Delaware cemetery records.
  3. Search for Delaware cemetery records online.
  4. Explore Delaware cemetery records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore the Tombstone Transcription Project on the U.S. GenWeb site.
  6. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  7. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.




Goal 5: Learn about Delaware emigration and immigration.


Choices:

A. Learn about Delaware emigration and immigration.

Summary
  1. Learn about Delaware emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Delaware Emigration and Immigration
  2. Learn about Delaware migration routes in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Delaware Migration


Goal 6: Learn about Delaware military records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Delaware military records.

Summary
  1. Get an introduction to Delaware military records.
    Delaware Military Records
  2. Learn about Delaware military records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Delaware Military Records
  3. Explore Delaware military records on the AccessGenealogy site (scroll down).
  4. Explore Delaware military records on the Linkpendium site.
  5. Explore Delaware military resources on Cyndi's List.


Goal 7: Learn about Delaware probate, land, and court records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Delaware probate, land and court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Delaware probate records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Delaware Probate Records
    | AC—Wiki: Delaware Probate Records
  2. Learn about Delaware land and property records.
    FS—Delaware Land and Property Records
  3. Learn about Delaware land records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Delaware Land Records

B. Learn about Delaware court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Delaware court records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Delaware Court Records
  2. Learn about Delaware court records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: Delaware Court Records


Goal 8: Learn about Delaware maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Delaware maps and gazetteers.

Summary
  1. Learn about Delaware maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Delaware Maps
  2. Learn about Delaware maps in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: Delaware Maps
  3. Learn about Delaware gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Delaware Gazetteers

B. Explore Delaware maps and gazetteers.

  1. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Delaware maps.
  2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of Delaware.
  3. Explore historical Delaware maps on the Historic Map Works site.
  4. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Delaware maps.



Goal 9: Learn about Delaware newspapers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Delaware newspapers.

Summary
  1. Learn about Delaware newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Delaware Newspapers
  2. Learn about Delaware newspapers, periodicals, and manuscript collections.
    AC—Wiki: Delaware Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscripts

B. Explore Delaware newspapers.

Summary
  1. Search for Delaware historical newspapers in the Library of Congress collection.
  2. Search Delaware newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  3. Search Delaware newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  4. Search Delaware newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  5. Explore Delaware newspaper resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.
  6. See additional Delaware newspaper resources on the Linkpendium site.


Goal 10: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Delaware research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Linkpendium.
  3. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  4. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.


Goal 11: Search records from Delaware.


Choices:

A Use the QUIKLinks (top of page) or Delaware County links (bottom) to quickly search common record collections for Delaware.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered on the site or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. In the QUIKLinks, click the link for FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast, or MyHeritage to view the corresponding record collection.
  2. Scroll down near the bottom of this page to see available county records. Click the name of the county for FamilySearch, or A for Ancestry, or L for Linkpendium.

B Explore additional record collections.

  1. In FamilySearch, explore the Delaware Online Genealogy Records page for a variety of record collections.
  2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, or Findmypast), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.


Goal 12: Get help with your Delaware research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Delaware Genealogy Network page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Delaware Genealogy page on Facebook.
  3. Visit the U.S. South Genealogy Research page on Facebook.
  4. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for Delaware.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Delaware research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about Delaware research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Delaware research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Delaware research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  4. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about Delaware research.

C. Learn about Delaware genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in Delaware in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Delaware Societies
  2. Explore the Delaware Genealogical Society site.
  3. Explore Delaware genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.




Delaware Counties

Name = FamilySearch; A = Ancestry; L = Linkpendium

Kent    A    L New Castle    A    L Sussex    A    L