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Following is a list of the major collections and publications for the state of Delaware:
Clark, Raymond B., ed. Delaware Tombstone Inscriptions. St. Michaels, Maryland: R. B. Clark, 1989. (FHL book 975.1 A1 no. 20.) This contains burial information on 700 revolutionary soldiers in the three counties, 600 of which are in small church and family cemeteries.
Dill, Raymond Walter. Souls in Heaven, Names in Stone, Kent County, Delaware Cemetery Records. Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1989. (FHL book 975.14 V3d.) The information for this work was gathered from headstones, cemetery records, maps, deeds, Bibles and by word of mouth.
Hudson, Millard F. Cemetery Records of Sussex County, Delaware. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1948. (FHL film 006690.) This includes transcriptions from 630 cemeteries. It is available at the Delaware Public Archives and at the Family History Library.
Tatnall, Walter G. Tombstone Records, New Castle County, Kent County, and Sussex County, Delaware. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1949. (FHL film 006303.) This includes inscriptions from nearly 800 small cemeteries. It is available at the Delaware Public Archives and at the Family History Library. A card index to this is available at the Delaware Public Archives. The Family History Library does not have a copy of the index.
Some cemetery records for Delaware are being printed in the:
Delaware Genealogical Society Journal. Wilmington, Delaware: 1980-. (FHL book 975.1 D25d.)
The Historical Society of Delaware also has a collection of cemetery records.
A county-by-county list of cemetery record transcripts available at the Family History Library is found in:
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Family History Library. Index to United States Cemeteries. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988. (FHL films 1206468-94.) Film 1206469 includes Delaware, among other states.
The Family History Library has copies of many other sexton and tombstone records listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
DELAWARE - CEMETERIES
DELAWARE, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES
DELAWARE, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - CEMETERIES
Some cemetery record collections are also listed under "Vital Records" in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog.
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