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== What is in the Collection?==
  
== Record Description ==
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This collection contains records for the years 1680 to 1978 from the Delaware Public Archives. The Orphan Court deals with guardianship of minors, real estate left intestate, partition of real estate, and appeals from the Register of Wills. This collection is being published as images become available.
  
This collection contains records from the Delaware Public Archives. The Orphan Court deals with guardianship of minors, real estate left intestate, partition of real estate, and appeals from the Register of Wills. This collection is being published as images become available.
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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{{Collection_Browse_Link
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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== Collection Content ==
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Image:Delaware, Orphan Court Records (12-1092) Power of Attorney DGS 7241430_6.jpg|Power of Attorney
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Image:Delaware, Orphan Court Records (12-1092) Receipt DGS 7241430_139.jpg|Receipt
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[[Delaware, Orphan Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
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The records generally contain the following information:
  
== Record Content ==
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*Names of interested parties
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*Date of court proceeding or transaction
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*Details of the case
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*Amount of money exchanged or paid
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*Names of family members, heirs, and witnesses
  
Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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*The place of residence
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*The court date
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*The names of interested individuals
  
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'''View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/2094183/waypoints Browse Page]:'''<br>
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To search this collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>
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⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page<br>
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⇒ Select the "County"<br>
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⇒ Select the "Record Type, Date Range and Volume" which takes you to the images.
  
== Related Websites ==
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Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
  
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
== Related Wiki Articles ==
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.
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===I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?===
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*Use the date and locality to search for census and church records.
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*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the deceased; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
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*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after 1900.
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*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
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*Witnesses in court cases may be close relatives.
  
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===I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?===
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
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*Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local historical and genealogical groups also compile indexes to local records .
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
  
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Delaware, Orphan Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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==Citing this Collection ==
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Delaware Orphan Court Records, 1680-1978." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Delaware Public Archives, Dover.}}<br><br>
  
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata  > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 >  image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Delaware, United States
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Location of Delaware
Record Description
Record Type Orphan Court
Collection years 1680-1978
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites



What is in the Collection?

This collection contains records for the years 1680 to 1978 from the Delaware Public Archives. The Orphan Court deals with guardianship of minors, real estate left intestate, partition of real estate, and appeals from the Register of Wills. This collection is being published as images become available.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Delaware Orphan Court Records, 1680-1978.

Collection Content

Sample Images

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The records generally contain the following information:

  • Names of interested parties
  • Date of court proceeding or transaction
  • Details of the case
  • Amount of money exchanged or paid
  • Names of family members, heirs, and witnesses

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The place of residence
  • The court date
  • The names of interested individuals

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search this collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the "County"
⇒ Select the "Record Type, Date Range and Volume" which takes you to the images.

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the date and locality to search for census and church records.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the deceased; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after 1900.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
  • Witnesses in court cases may be close relatives.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local historical and genealogical groups also compile indexes to local records .
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"Delaware Orphan Court Records, 1680-1978." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Delaware Public Archives, Dover.

Image Citation

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Delaware Orphan Court Records, 1680-1978.


How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.