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''[[United_States|United States]] [[File:Gotoarrow.png]]'''''[[Delaware, United States Genealogy|Delaware]]'''{{DE-sidebar}}Guide to '''Delaware ancestry, family history, and genealogy '''birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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==Delaware Information==
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Delaware was the first state to ratify the Constitution having done so on December 7, 1789.<ref>History of Delaware, 1609-1888. By J. Thomas Scharf. v.1,.p. 269.</ref> It is located in the northeast part of the United States and has 3 counties.  Delaware was created from the Crown Colony of Delaware and the capital is Dover.  <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 1 Nov 2016.</ref>
  
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}}<div style="padding-left: 1px; float: right; width: 75%;"><center>''[[United States|United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Delaware]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to the Delaware page,<br>the First State{{/p}} [[Image:{{HagMilRacPic}}]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''
 
*DE was part of "[[New Sweden|New Sweden]]." Many early church records were in Swedish.
 
*Later, Delaware was also briefly part of [[New Netherland|New Netherland]].
 
*Due to boundary disputes, some early DE land records are found in MD.<ref>Alice Eichholz, ed., ''Redbook: American State, County, and Town Sources, 3rd ed.'' (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 297. ({{FHL|479190|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb}}). [[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/55947869 WorldCat entry]].</ref>
 
 
 
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<h3>Getting Started with Delaware Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Delaware research.
'''1. [[How to Find {{PAGENAME}} Birth Records|Birth Information]]<br>2. [[How to Find {{PAGENAME}} Marriage Records|Marriage Information]]<br>3. [[How to Find {{PAGENAME}} Death Records|Death Information]]'''
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*[[How to Find Delaware Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
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*[[How to Find Delaware Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
 
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*[[How to Find Delaware Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
== Delaware Counties  ==
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*[[Delaware Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
 
 
::::::*[[New Castle County, Delaware|New Castle]]
 
::::::*[[Kent County, Delaware|Kent]]
 
::::::*[[Sussex County, Delaware|Sussex]] <br><br>
 
 
 
{{DEimagemap2}} '''Extinct or Renamed Jurisdictions:&nbsp;''' [[Deale County, Delaware|Deale]] | [[Hoarekill County, Delaware|Hoarekill]] | [[New Amistel County, Delaware|New Amistel]] | [[St. Jones County, Delaware|St. Jones]] | [[Upland County, Delaware|Upland]] | [[Durham County, Maryland|Durham, MD]] | [[Worcester (old) County, Maryland|old Worcester, MD]] | '''[[New Netherland]]''' | '''[[New Sweden]]''' <br><br>
 
 
 
'''Click''' on the map to go to a county page. '''Hover''' over it to see a county name. To see a '''larger''' map, [[Delaware Counties Map|click here]].
 
 
 
=== Major Repositories  ===
 
 
 
[[Delaware Public Archives]]{{·}} [[Historical Society of Delaware]]{{·}} [[Delaware Genealogical Society]]{{·}} [[National Archives Mid Atlantic Region (Philadelphia)]]{{·}} [[Allen County Public Library]] [[Image:Delaware.png|right|200px|Delaware.png]]
 
 
 
=== Migration Routes  ===
 
 
 
Delaware River{{·}} [[Atlantic Coast Ports]]{{·}} [[Fall Line Road]]{{·}} [[King's Highway]]
 
 
 
=== Featured Content  ===
 
 
 
The article, [[United States Emigration and Immigration|United States Emigration and Immigration]] lists several important sources for finding information about immigrants. These nationwide sources include references to people who settled in Delaware. Also, the [[Tracing Immigrant Origins|Tracing Immigrant Origins]] article introduces the principles, search strategies, and additional record types you can use to identify an immigrant ancestor's hometown.
 
 
 
=== Research Tools  ===
 
 
 
[[Image:Delaware flag.png|right|180px|Delaware flag.png]]
 
 
 
*The [http://www.degenweb.net/ Delaware GenWeb Project] provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories, surname registry, and many Internet links.
 
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/108964932085884759035 Delaware Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/delaware/de-vital-records/ How to order Delaware Vital Records]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/delaware/de-government-records/ State of Delaware County & City Government Court links]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/delaware/ Rotating Formation Delaware County Boundary Maps and Atlases]
 
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/delawaregenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Delaware]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/210161959025636/ Delaware Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/delaware/de-society-archive/ List of Delaware Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/delaware/de-counties/ History & Facts of Delaware Counties]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/encyclopedia/ Family Tree Encyclopedia] - Terminology & Meanings of Genealogical Terms
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/forms.html Printable Genealogy Forms used in Research]
 
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<h3>Delaware Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Delaware research.
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/delaware/ Boundary Changes for Delaware Counties]
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*[[Delaware Archives and Libraries|Delaware Archives and Libraries]]
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/de/ DEGenWeb]
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*[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Delaware.
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|}{{Click|Image:DE_ORP.png|Delaware Online Genealogy Records}} [[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
  
*[[Delaware Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Delaware Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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== Delaware Clickable Map==
*[[Delaware State Birth Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Delaware State Birth Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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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.
*[[Delaware, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Delaware, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Delaware Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Delaware Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Delaware State Birth Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Delaware State Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Delaware Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Delaware Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Delaware State Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Delaware State Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records]]<br>
 
*[[Delaware, Vital Record Index Cards (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Delaware Vital Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Delaware, Vital Record Index Cards (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Delaware Wilmington City Vital Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Delawarre Wilmington City Vital Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
  
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==Counties==
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*[[New Castle County, Delaware Genealogy|New Castle]]
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*[[Kent County, Delaware Genealogy|Kent]]
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*[[Sussex County, Delaware Genealogy|Sussex]]
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'''Extinct or Renamed Jurisdictions:&nbsp;''' [[Deale County, Delaware Genealogy|Deale]] | [[Hoarekill County, Delaware Genealogy|Hoarekill]] | [[New Amistel County, Delaware Genealogy|New Amstel]] | [[St. Jones County, Delaware Genealogy|St. Jones]] | [[Upland County, Delaware Genealogy|Upland]] | [[Durham County, Maryland Genealogy|Durham, MD]] | [[Worcester (old) County, Maryland Genealogy|old Worcester, MD]] | '''[[New Netherland]]''' | '''[[New Sweden]]'''
  
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== Delaware Migration Routes  ==
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delaware-Genealogy-Research/392767884085218?fref=ts Join a Facebook Group]&nbsp;
 
*[[Professional Genealogists who specialize in Delaware Research|Consult a Professional Genealogist]]
 
  
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*[[Delaware River]]
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==FamilySearch Resources==
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! [[FamilySearch Wiki:Help wanted on the Delaware pages|Many tasks need willing volunteers]]. You can help:<br>
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.<br>
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/49?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Delaware Family History Center locator map]
  
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== Additional Resources ==
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*'''2001-2014''' - {{RecordSearch|2311973|Currentobituary.com index, 2001-2014}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/de/ Cyndi's List] - Delaware genealogy sites on the internet
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/del/ Delaware Genealogy Trails] - collection of transcribed data for the state of Delaware
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/delaware-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for Delaware
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/delaware-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for Delaware genealogy research
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*[http://www.raogk.org/delaware-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Delaware
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Delaware.pdf Delaware Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
  
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<br> To add your knowledge and help expand the wiki [[FamilySearch Wiki:Help wanted on the Delaware pages|click here]]:
 
  
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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] It is located in the northeast part of the United States and has 3 counties. Delaware was created from the Crown Colony of Delaware and the capital is Dover. [2]

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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Delaware Clickable Map

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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Counties

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

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.

Additional Resources

References

  1. History of Delaware, 1609-1888. By J. Thomas Scharf. v.1,.p. 269.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 1 Nov 2016.