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Delaware State Vital Records

Delaware State Vital Records Office
Office of Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 637
Dover, DE 19903
(302) 739-4721
Records include birth records since 1920, death and marriage records since 1930, and divorce records since 1935.

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Accessions to the Presbytery of Lewes, Delaware from 1760 - 1788.
Accessions to the Presbytery of New Castle, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland from 1760 - 1788.
Marriages of the Holy Trinity Church, Delaware, 1756
Marriages of the Holy Trinity Church, Delaware, 1755
Marriages of the Holy Trinity Church, Delaware, 1754
Marriages of the Holy Trinity Church, Delaware, 1753
Marriages of the Holy Trinity Church, Delaware, 1752
Marriages Holy Trinity Church 1751, Delaware
Marriages Holy Trinity Church 1750, Delaware

Delaware Links

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Delaware River Settlements of the Dutch, Swedes, and Finns, 1631-64
Pennsylvania and the Lower Counties of Delaware, 1681-1740
Wilmington, Delaware, 1920


Delaware Pensioners, 1835
Delaware Census, 1790-1890
Kent County, Delaware Probate Records, 1680-1800
New Castle County, Delaware Wills, 1682-1800
Sussex County, Delaware Probate Records, 1680-1800
Calendar of Delaware Wills, New Castle County, 1682-1800

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Family History Centers

What is a Family History Center?
Family History Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Centers provide access to many of the microfilms and microfiche in the Family History Library to help you identify your ancestors.

Location and Hours
There are more than 3,400 centers worldwide. To find a Family History Center near you, see the list of addresses below.
Before you visit, you should contact the center to verify when it is open.

Staff members will show you around the center, answer some research questions (research expertise in each center varies), help you use center resources, and order microfilms and microfiche from the Family History Library.
Many centers offer classes on different genealogical research topics.

Most centers have a computer with FamilySearch, which helps you search for information about your ancestors. FamilySearch includes Family History Library Catalog, International Genealogical Index, Ancestral File, Social Security Death Index, Scottish Church Records and the United States Military Index
Most also have Personal Ancestral File, a computer program that allows you to organize your family history information.
Most centers also have a variety of resource files, microfilms, microfiche and published material such as genealogies, histories, gazetteers, atlases and maps at your disposal.

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Other Resources

Information about state archives and libraries:

Write to:
Deleware Public Archives
121 Duke of York Street
Dover, DE 19901
Telephone: (302) 739-5318
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30-4:15, closed Saturday, Sunday, and all state holidays
Records include published genealogical calendars and volumes, the Turner genealogical collection (microfiche), indexed birth records, marriage records, probate records, death records, and tombstones, microfilmed census records, orphan's court records, church transcripts, indexed land records, deed books, tax assessments lists, maps, and a card index of immigration and naturalization.

Information about state genealogical societies:

Write to:
Delaware Genealogical Society
505 Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Telephone: (302) 656-0637
Hours: Monday 1:00-9:00, Tuesday-Friday 9:00-5:00, closed Saturday and Sunday
Publications: Delaware Genealogical Society Journal, Delaware Genealogical Society Newsletter

Historical Society of Delaware
505 Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Telephone: (302) 655-7161


See also: Delaware Genealogy at Live Roots, and Original Delaware Documents


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