Sussex County, Delaware Genealogy
Guide to Sussex County Delaware genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|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 Sussex County, Delaware Hstorical Facts
- 3 Places / Localities
- 4 Sussex County, Delaware Genealogy Resources
- 4.1 Bible Records
- 4.2 Cemeteries Desussex.jpg
- 4.3 Census
- 4.4 Church Records
- 4.5 Court Records
- 4.6 Emigration and Immigration
- 4.7 Ethnic, Political and Religious Groups
- 4.8 Gazetteers
- 4.9 Genealogy
- 4.10 History
- 4.11 Land and Porperty
- 4.12 Maps
- 4.13 Migration
- 4.14 Military
- 4.15 Naturalization and Citizenship
- 4.16 Newspapers
- 4.17 Occupations
- 4.18 Peroidicals
- 4.19 Poorhouse, Almshouse
- 4.20 Probate
- 4.21 Repositories
- 4.22 Schools
- 4.23 Taxation
- 4.24 Vital Records
- 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
Sussex County, Delaware Hstorical Facts
Places / Localities
Hundreds: More information can be found at Delaware Hundreds.
Sussex County, Delaware Genealogy Resources
For tips on accessing Sussex County, Delaware Genealogy census records online, see: Delaware Census.
Emigration and Immigration
Ethnic, Political and Religious Groups
- United States Geographic Survey Place Names - GNIS for Sussex County (over 1990 entries)
(may not always be present in alphabetic order on first try.)
Land and Porperty
Naturalization and Citizenship
- 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)
- Sussex County Genealogy (Delaware Genealogy)
- 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).