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|New Castle County, Delaware|
Location in the state of Delaware
Location of Delaware in the U.S.
|Founded||August 8, 1673|
New Castle County, Delaware Historical Facts
New Castle County Courthouse
800 North French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Formerly New Amistel County Name changed to New Castle by 31 Dec 1674.
Clerk of Peace has marriage records from 1911.
Prothonotary has divorce and court records.
Register of Wills has probate records; Recorder of Deeds has land records. 
The New Castle County Government Center
87 Reads Way
New Castle, DE 19720-1648
New Castle County, Delaware Genealogy Resources
- Old Swedes Church Cemetery, Wilmington BillionGraves
Courtesy of the Diocese of Wilmington:
For tips on accessing New Castle County, Delaware Genealogy census records online, see: Delaware Census.
- Contains the church records of:
- Wilmington: Central Presbyterian Church; First Presbyterian Church; Holy Trinity Church; St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
- Contains the church records of:
Christina Parish was located in what is now Wilmington. A 1754 membership list is preserved in Archivum Americanum at the Consistory Court of the Archbishop of Upsal in Sweden. A copy is held at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
Emigration and Immigration
Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups
- United States Geographic Survey Place Names - GNIS for New Castle County
(may not always be present in alphabetic order on first try.)
Places / Localities
More information can be found at Delaware Hundreds.
Civil War service men from New Castle County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in New Castle County.
- A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital version at Google Books. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Delaware, New Castle County on page 126.]
Delaware Public Archives has placed the New Castle County Naturalizations Original petitions and other legal documents of immigrants wishing to become American citizens on-line. There is an alphabetical listing of the names and dates.The date listed reflects the year of the file and may vary from the document displayed. The file for each individual may contain more documentation.
- A Calendar of Delaware Wills, New Castle County, 1682-1800. New York, NY: National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1911; Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. (Family History Library book 975.11 S2n.)
The 1676 list of taxables has been published:
- Dickson, Taylor L. and P.S.P. Conner. "Some Data Concerning the Taking of Wolves in New Castle County in 1676, and a Reprint of the Taxables of that Year," Publications of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Jan. 1895):29-34. For free online access, see WeRelate.
- New Castle County, Delaware Obituary and Death Notice Collection Free from GenealogyBuff.com. Obits and death notices from Various Funeral Homes in the Wilmington, Newark, Elsmere, New Castle, Middletown, Delaware City, Newport, Bellefonte and Odessa areas.
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- Introduction to LDS Family History Centers
- Newark Delaware Family History Center
- Newark, Delaware
- Wilmington Delaware Family History Center
- Wilmington, Delaware
- The New Castle County DEGenWeb Project, an member of The DEGenWeb Project, an affiliate of The USGenWeb Project.
- The USGenWeb Archives Project for New Castle County
- FamilySearch.org Family History Library catalog for New Castle County
- New Castle County, Delaware Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- New Castle County Genealogy (Maine Genealogy)
- ↑ Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), New Castle, Delaware Page 121 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- ↑ Charles J. Stillé, "Archivum Americanum in the Consistory Court of the Archbishop of Upsal," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 15 (1891):482, 484-485. For free online access, see WeRelate.
- ↑ Wayland F. Dunaway, The Scotch-Irish of Colonial Pennsylvania (Chapel Hill, N.C.: The University of North Carolina Press, 1944), 51. Free digital version at PA's Past: Digital Bookshelf at Penn State.