Delaware, Orphan Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Record Description ==
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== Record Description ==
  
This collection contains records from the Delaware Public Archives. The Orphan Court deals with guardianship of minors, real estate left intestate, partition of real estate, and appeals from the Register of Wills. This collection is being published as images become available.
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This collection contains records from the Delaware Public Archives. The Orphan Court deals with guardianship of minors, real estate left intestate, partition of real estate, and appeals from the Register of Wills. This collection is being published as images become available.  
  
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Delaware Public Archives. Delaware, Orphan Court Record. Delaware Public Archives, Dover, Delaware .<!--bibdescend-->}}  
 
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[[Delaware, Orphan Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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[[Delaware, Orphan Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
  
== Record Content ==
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== Record Content ==
  
Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:
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Image:Delaware, Orphan Court Records (12-1092) Power of Attorney DGS 7241430_6.jpg|Power of Attorney
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Image:Delaware, Orphan Court Records (12-1092) Receipt DGS 7241430_139.jpg|Receipt
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Image:Delaware, Orphan Court Records (12-1092) Notice of Public Auction DGS 7241430_414.jpg|Notice of Public Auction
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The records generally contain the following information:
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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*Names of interested parties
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*Date of court proceeding or transaction
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*Details of the case
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*Amount of money exchanged or paid
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*Names of family members, heirs, and witnesses
  
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== How to Use the Record  ==
  
== Related Websites ==
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
  
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*The place of residence
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*The court date
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*The names of interested individuals
  
== Related Wiki Articles ==
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==== Search the Collection  ====
  
[[Delaware]]
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To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page<br> ⇒ Select the Record Category<br> ⇒ Select the Record Type, Volume, and Year Range which takes you to the images.
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you Compare the information you find in the probate records to what you already know about your ancestors to determine which record is about your ancestor. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.
  
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==== Using the Information  ====
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example:
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*Use the date and locality to search for census and church records.
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*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the deceased; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
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*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after 1900.
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*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
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*Witnesses in court cases may be close relatives.
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==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
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*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
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*Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local historical and genealogical groups also compile indexes to local records .
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
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== Related Websites  ==
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[http://archives.blogs.delaware.gov/tag/orphans-court-records/ Delaware Public Archives]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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[[Delaware Court Records]]
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
  
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.  
  
 
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Revision as of 06:23, 4 January 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

This collection contains records from the Delaware Public Archives. The Orphan Court deals with guardianship of minors, real estate left intestate, partition of real estate, and appeals from the Register of Wills. This collection is being published as images become available.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Delaware Public Archives. Delaware, Orphan Court Record. Delaware Public Archives, Dover, Delaware .

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The records generally contain the following information:

  • Names of interested parties
  • Date of court proceeding or transaction
  • Details of the case
  • Amount of money exchanged or paid
  • Names of family members, heirs, and witnesses

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The place of residence
  • The court date
  • The names of interested individuals

Search the Collection

To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the Record Category
⇒ Select the Record Type, Volume, and Year Range which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you Compare the information you find in the probate records to what you already know about your ancestors to determine which record is about your ancestor. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example:

  • Use the date and locality to search for census and church records.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the deceased; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after 1900.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
  • Witnesses in court cases may be close relatives.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local historical and genealogical groups also compile indexes to local records .
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.

Related Websites

Delaware Public Archives

Related Wiki Articles

Delaware Court Records

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.