Sussex County, Delaware Genealogy
|Sussex County, Delaware|
Location in the state of Delaware
Location of Delaware in the U.S.
|Founded||August 8, 1673|
|Address|| Administrative Office Building, 1st Floor, 2 The Circle|
PO Box 589
Georgetown, DE 19947
Phone: (302) 855-7785 Sussex County Courthouse
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places / Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Formerly known as Deale County, the name was changed to Sussex on 4 Dec 1682.
The Recorder of deeds has land records from 1693.
Register of Wills houses the probate records
Places / Localities
Hundreds: More information can be found at Delaware Hundreds.
For tips on accessing Sussex County, Delaware Genealogy census records online, see: Delaware Census.
- United States Geographic Survey Place Names - GNIS for Sussex County (over 1990 entries)
(may not always be present in alphabetic order on first try.)
- DeValinger, Leon. A Calendar of Sussex County, Delaware Probate Records, 1680-1800. Dover, Delaware: Public Archives Commission, 1964.
- Moore, Marguerite R. indexes for Sussex 1800-1869, three volumes(Westminster, Md.: Family Line Publications, 1995-97.)
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- The Sussex County NYGenWeb Project, an member of The DEGenWeb Project, an affiliate of The USGenWeb Project.
- The USGenWeb Archives Project for Sussex County
- FamilySearch.org Family History Library catalog for Sussex County
- Sussex County, Delaware Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sussex, Delaware Page 121 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).