as a service to genealogists researching subjects in the Delaware area.
Digital Bibliography of Delaware
is a brand new (2010) website produced by the University of Delaware.
Access is free for this index of articles,newsletters, theses,
and books about Delaware. Some books have been fully digitized by Google
books, and those listings have links to the digitized edition.
Census Finder - Free Census Records Online
Government Records for DelawareThe Delaware Public Archives is the chief state repository for vital records. See their pages on
WEB ACCESS TO Delaware Vital RecordsAs of fall 2010 you can view and print Delaware Vital Records for Delaware (and other states) if you have an Ancestry.com membership OR (for Delaware only) if you have a Delaware public library card.
For a list of the vital records that are available on Ancestry.com, log onto that site, go to the Card Catalog, and (in the left menu column) select Birth, Marriage & Death, then (under the heading Filter by Location), select USA and then the state where your ancestor lived.
Now there are two options:
These are the records we know about at Ancestry.com
DE Births 1800-1908
DE Marriages 1744-1912
DE Marriages 1806-1933
DE Deaths 1811-1933
Family Search Click on US and the following databases are in the alphabetical listing
Delaware Births and Christenings, 1710-1896 27 Dec 2010 date transcribed
Delaware State Birth Records, 1861-1922 4 May 2010
Delaware Marriages, 1713-1953 27 Dec 2010
Delaware Death Records, 1855-1955 14 Jan 2011
Delaware Deaths and Burials, 1815-1955 13 Dec 2010
Delaware - Major Historical and Genealogical RepositoriesThe University of Delaware has many resources available to the public:
Richard E. Stevens, of the Univ. of Delaware Math Dept ., has posted many datasets online such as Delaware Orphans Court Extracts 1770-1830, Directories: 1814/45/53 Wilmington, 1885 DE, and Newark census 1800-70, Federal Tax 1862-65
Beers Atlas (1868) Maps of Delaware -- note many family names and businesses
Historical Society of Delaware: The DHS has an excellent library for genealogical research. See their Library page for a list of genealogical resources for Delaware, such as
Hagley Library specializes in business records and histories for the Brandywine River Valley.
Delaware -- More Genealogical ItemsDirectory of Delaware Repositories
The last has Catholic Sacramental Records, extracts of City Directories, extracts of Census Records, extracts of Civil Death Records, Gravestone Inscriptions, Refugees from France and Haiti, and Record Finding Aids
Mount Olive Cemetary is is an historic African-American cemetery located near Wilmington, DE. This website is an ongoing project by Regina Barry, who is adding to the information as more gravesones are photographed.
Fort Delaware Society - Civil War
Delaware Society SAR - Revolutionary War
Downstate Delaware Genealogists
First Families of Delmarva (1614-1700)
Queries See PA-roots Do a search for New Castle County and for Sussex County.
Ancestry.com has public access to the Federal Census images for Delaware in 1790-1930.
Online Books about Delaware
Sources for Books on DelawareDelaware Genealogical Society (this site)
Colonial Roots (formerly Delmarva Roots)
Heritage Books (formerly Willow Bend)
for Pennsylvania and the counties near Delaware:
Chester County, Delaware County, Philadelphia County (for example Wills 1685-1825)
New Jersey [GenWeb]
New Jersey Archives
New Jersey State Library items on the Civil War
MD GenWeb Archives
"Catholics in Colonial DelMarVa" index
Virginia State Library
1790,1800 Virginia taxes
Eastern Shore Virginia (on the Delmarva Peninsula)