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''[[How to Find United States Birth Records|How to Find United States Births]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Delaware Births'''''<br> __NOTOC__  
  
[[How to Find United States Marriage Records|How To Find U.S. Marriage Records]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] How To Find Delaware Marriage Records
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Statewide registration of births began in 1861 but was discontinued in 1863. Registration resumed in 1881 and was generally complied with by 1921. The Delaware Bureau of Vital Statistics has birth records from the past 72 years. You can obtain copies by writing:  
 
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== Finding Delaware Marriage Records  ==
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State registration of marriages began in 1847 and was generally complied with by 1913. The Family History Library has microfilm copies of the marriage bonds for 1744-1836 and 1855-1861, and licenses for 1889-1894.
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Delaware counties began keeping marriage records as early as 1832. These records have been transferred from the counties to the Delaware Public Archives. These early county marriage records are not available at the Family History Library; however, the library has records of some pre-1847 marriage bonds.
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Marriages of Delaware residents may also be recorded in adjoining states, such as Pennsylvania and Maryland.
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{{Tip|More marriage information is usually found on the '''marriage license application''' or the '''marriage register'''. Less information is found on the '''marriage certificate'''. }}
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== '''Next Step: When did the marriage occur? '''  ==
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Delaware counties began keeping marriage records as early as 1832. These records have been transferred from the counties to the Delaware Public Archives. These early county marriage records are not available at the Family History Library; however, the library has records of some pre-1847 marriage bonds.  
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West Virginia did not exist at this time and was known as the state of Virginia. '''Before 1853, no births were recorded by the county or state'''. You must search [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|substitute records]] to locate your ancestor’s birth date and place.  
  
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| align="left" colspan="3" | '''Pennsylvania Marriage Database - Includes INDEX WITH DIGITAL IMAGES'''  
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| align="center" colspan="3" | &nbsp; '''Records that give birth information:'''
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:[[Delaware Cemeteries|Cemetery Records]]
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:[[Delaware Census|Census]]
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<center>[[How to Find West Virginia Birth Records#Next_Step:_When_did_the_birth_occur.3F|Return to top: Choose another birth year]]</center>
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'''Free''': name index only. There are no images currently online for this database.
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== '''Births from 1861 - 1863''' ==
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| width="25%" | '''1744-1912'''[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1508 <br>Delaware Marriages Records at Ancestry.com] 
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| width="65%" | '''$,''' [http://www.ancestry.com/cs/offers/freetrial?o_iid=48816&o_lid=48816&o_sch=Web+Property To obtain a subscription to Ancestry]; Ancestry is often available through your local public library for free
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| {{RecordSearch|1534607|1861-1922 - At FamilySearch.org}}
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| '''Free;''' not a complete list of records. Images are available to view.
 
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| width="10%" | ''Try 3rd:''  
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| align="left" colspan="2" | '''Can't find your ancestor in the online index?'''
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| [[Tips for Searching an Online Index|Tips for searching online indexes]]
 
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| If you do not find your ancestor in the marriage index you may order a marriage record. Contact the [http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/birth_certificates/14121/birth_and_death_events_prior_to_1906/608673 county clerk] where you think the marriage took place. It is usually less expensive to order a marriage record from the county clerk, so begin your search with the county clerk.
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== '''Births from 1864 - 1880'''  ==
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| '''Free;''' not a complete list of records. Images are available to view.
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| align="left" colspan="2" | '''Can't find your ancestor in the online index?'''  
 
| [[Tips for Searching an Online Index|Tips for searching online indexes]]  
 
| [[Tips for Searching an Online Index|Tips for searching online indexes]]  
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| align="left" colspan="2" | '''No birth record for your ancestor?'''  
| [[Gretna Greens in the United States|Search for Gretna Greens]]-- locations away from the home county where marriage laws were less restrictive.
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| [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|Other records with birth information]]  
[[Marriage Information Substitute Records|Other records with marriage information]]  
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<center>[[How to Find Delaware Birth Records#Next_Step:_When_did_the_birth_occur.3F|Return to top: Choose another birth year]]</center>
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'''Marriage Records on Microfilm'''<br>Some county marriage records may be available on microfilm at your local [http://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c= Family Search Center]. If you know the approximate date and county where the marriage took place, use the&nbsp;[http://familysearch.org/catalog-search Family History Library Catalog (FHLC)] to see what is available.
 
 
::*Search the [http://familysearch.org/catalog-search FHLC] by county.
 
::*Select the topic Vital Records. Look for records authored by the county clerk.
 
::*For a small fee, [https://familysearch.org/films/ order the microfilm] to view at a local Family Search Center.
 
<center>[[How to Find Pennsylvania Marriage Records#Finding_Pennsylvania_Marriage_Records|Go Back to the Top: Choose another marriage year]]</center> <center><br></center>
 
 
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== '''Marriages 1847 to Present'''  ==
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| '''Free;''' not a complete list of records. Images are available to view.
 
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| width="25%" | {{RecordSearch|1609795|'''1913-1954''' Delaware, County Marriages}}
 
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'''Free;''' name index with images online at FamilySearch.
 
 
 
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| align="left" colspan="2" | '''No birth record for your ancestor?'''  
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| [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|Other records with birth information]]  
[[Gretna Greens in the United States|Search for Gretna Greens]]-- locations away from the home county where marriage laws were less restrictive.
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[[Substitute Records for United States Marriage Information|Other records with marriage information]]  
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'''Marriage Records on Microfilm''' <br> Some county marriage records may be available on microfilm at your local [http://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c= Family Search Center]. If you know the approximate date and county where the marriage took place, use the&nbsp;[http://familysearch.org/catalog-search Family History Library Catalog (FHLC)] to see what is available.
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::*Search the [http://familysearch.org/catalog-search FHLC] by county.
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== '''Requesting a Birth Certificate?'''  ==
::*Select the topic Vital Records. Look for records authored by the county clerk.
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::*For a small fee, [https://familysearch.org/films/ order the microfilm] to view at a local Family Search Center.
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<center>[[How to Find Delaware Marriage Records#Finding_Delaware_Marriage_Records|Return to the Top: Choose another marriage year]]</center> <center><br></center>
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== '''Ordering Delaware Marriage Records'''  ==
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The Delaware Public Archives houses birth certificates created since 1913 that are 72 years or older. This means the archives only has birth certificates up through and including 1940.
  
Marriage licenses may be found in the county records where the marriage occurred.
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The Office of Vital Statistics holds Delaware birth certificates from 1939 to the present
  
You can obtain marriage records for the most recent 40 years old by writing to the Bureau of Vital Statistics. For marriages recorded more than 40 years ago, contact the Delaware Public Archives.<br>
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To order a birth certificate for an individual select the proper agency below:
  
For records '''recent to 40 years old''' there are three officies which can be contacted:<br>  
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[http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dph/ss/files/birth.pdf Jesse S. Cooper Building]<br>417 Federal Street<br>Dover, DE 19901<br>Phone: (302) 744-4549
  
:*[http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/ss/files/marriage.pdf Jesse S. Cooper Bldg.]<br>417 Federal Street<br>Dover, DE 19901<br>Phone: (302) 744-4549<br><br>
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[http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dph/ss/files/birth.pdf Chopin Building]<br>258 Chapman Rd.<br>Newark, DE 19702<br>Phone: (302) 283-7130  
:*[http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/ss/files/marriage.pdf Chopin Building]<br>258 Chapman Rd.<br>Newark, DE 19702<br>Phone: (302) 283-7130<br><br>
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:*[http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/ss/files/marriage.pdf Thurman Adams State Serv CTR.]<br>546 S. Bedford St.<br>Georgetown, DE 19947<br>Phone: (302) 856-5495
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For records '''40 years and older''':<br>  
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[http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dph/ss/files/birth.pdf Thurman Adams State Service Center]<br>546 S. Bedford Street<br>Georgetown, DE 19947<br>Phone: (302) 856-5495
  
:*[http://smu.archives.delaware.gov/cgi-bin/mail.php?contact_form Delaware Public Archives]<br>121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. North<br>Dover, DE 19901
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To request a death record for an individual who was born prior to 1904 contact the Delaware Archives.  
  
'''STEP ONE: Find Marriage Information'''
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[http://archives.delaware.gov/pdfs/record_request.pdf Delaware Public Archives]<br>121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. North<br> Dover, DE 19901
  
:*Copies may be ordered from the [http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633_8723_11893_41510-143215--,00.html county clerk].
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<center>[[How to Find Delaware Birth Records#Next_Step:_When_did_the_birth_occur.3F|Return to top: Choose another birth year]]</center>
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:*Copies may be ordered from the [http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-4645---,00.html Michigan Department of Public Health].
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{{Tip|'''''When ordering Delaware marriage records:'''''}}
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=== Related Wiki Articles  ===
  
Ask for the marriage license or the marriage register, not the marriage certificate. The license or register usually contains more information.<br> <br>
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:*[[How to Find United States Birth Records#Tips_about_Searching_United_States_Birth_Records|Learn more about U.S. birth records]]  
<center>[[How to Find Delaware Marriage Records#Finding_Delaware_Marriage_Records|Return to the Top: Choose another marriage year]]</center> <center><br></center>
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== Wiki Articles  ==
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:*[[How to Find United States Marriage Records#Tips_about_Searching_United_States_Marriage_Records|Learn more about U.S. marriage records]]  
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:*[[How to Find United States Birth Records|How to find U.S. birth records]]  
 
:*[[How to Find United States Birth Records|How to find U.S. birth records]]  
 
:*[[How to Find United States Marriage Records|How to find U.S. marriage records]]  
 
:*[[How to Find United States Marriage Records|How to find U.S. marriage records]]  
 
:*[[How to Find United States Death Records|How to find U.S. death records]]  
 
:*[[How to Find United States Death Records|How to find U.S. death records]]  
 
:*[[United States Record Selection Table|United States Record Selection Table ]]  
 
:*[[United States Record Selection Table|United States Record Selection Table ]]  
:*[[United States, How to Use Marriage Records|United States, How to Use Marriage Records]]
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:*[[U.S. Vital Records Overview|U.S. Vital Records Overview]]  
:*[[United States Marriage Records|United States Marriage Records]]  
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:*[[United States Vital Records|United States Vital Records]]  
 
:*[[United States Vital Records|United States Vital Records]]  
:*[[U.S. Vital Records Overview|U.S. Vital Records Overview]]
 
 
:*[[Locating United States Vital Records|Locating United States Vital Records]]  
 
:*[[Locating United States Vital Records|Locating United States Vital Records]]  
:*[[Delaware Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Delaware Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues]]
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:*[[United States Death Records|United States Death Records ]]  
 
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How to Find United States Births Gotoarrow.png Delaware Births

Statewide registration of births began in 1861 but was discontinued in 1863. Registration resumed in 1881 and was generally complied with by 1921. The Delaware Bureau of Vital Statistics has birth records from the past 72 years. You can obtain copies by writing:

Next Step: When did the birth occur?

Birth Records
Choose a time period:

Learn more about U.S. Birth Records

Births before 1861

West Virginia did not exist at this time and was known as the state of Virginia. Before 1853, no births were recorded by the county or state. You must search substitute records to locate your ancestor’s birth date and place.

  Records that give birth information:
Death Records
Cemetery Records
Newspapers
Church Records
Census
Military Records
Return to top: Choose another birth year


Births from 1861 - 1863

If you cannot locate your ancestor in the databases below, try searching for birth information in other records.

For births that exist during the time period, try the following databases.

Delaware Births Databases - Includes Index and Digital Images
Try
1861-1922 - At FamilySearch.org Free; not a complete list of records. Images are available to view.
Can't find your ancestor in the online index? Tips for searching online indexes
No birth record for your ancestor? Other records with birth information
Return to top: Choose another birth year


Births from 1864 - 1880

If you cannot locate your ancestor in the databases below, try searching for birth information in other records.

For births that exist during the time period, try the following databases.

Delaware Births Databases - Includes Index and Digital Images
Try
1861-1922 - At FamilySearch.org Free; not a complete list of records. Images are available to view.
Can't find your ancestor in the online index? Tips for searching online indexes
No birth record for your ancestor? Other records with birth information
Return to top: Choose another birth year


Births from 1881 - Present

STEP ONE: Find Birth Information

Ancestry Database: Includes Index Only

Choose one of the following:

1861-1922 - At FamilySearch.org Free; not a complete list of records. Images are available to view.
Can't find your ancestor in the online index? Tips for searching online indexes
No birth record for your ancestor? Other records with birth information


Requesting a Birth Certificate?

The Delaware Public Archives houses birth certificates created since 1913 that are 72 years or older. This means the archives only has birth certificates up through and including 1940.

The Office of Vital Statistics holds Delaware birth certificates from 1939 to the present

To order a birth certificate for an individual select the proper agency below:

Jesse S. Cooper Building
417 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302) 744-4549

Chopin Building
258 Chapman Rd.
Newark, DE 19702
Phone: (302) 283-7130

Thurman Adams State Service Center
546 S. Bedford Street
Georgetown, DE 19947
Phone: (302) 856-5495

To request a death record for an individual who was born prior to 1904 contact the Delaware Archives.

Delaware Public Archives
121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. North
Dover, DE 19901

If you do not want to order the birth record, you can search other records with birth information.

Return to top: Choose another birth year


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