Delaware, United States Genealogy

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Guide to Delaware ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Delaware Information

Delaware was the first state to ratify the Constitution having done so on December 7, 1789.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Delaware Research

Links to articles on getting started with Delaware research.

Delaware Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Delaware research.

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Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

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Extinct or Renamed Jurisdictions:  Deale | Hoarekill | New Amstel | St. Jones | Upland | Durham, MD | old Worcester, MD | New Netherland | New Sweden

Delaware Migration Routes

FamilySearch Resources

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Additional Resources


  1. History of Delaware, 1609-1888. By J. Thomas Scharf. v.1,.p. 269.