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State of   DELAWARE -   (The First State)
      The 1st State to join the Union:   December 7, 1787
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Census & related Lists of various kinds:
    Free African Americans - Heads of Household in the 1800 Delaware Census (listed by
         family name)
    Free African Americans - Heads of Household in the 1810 Delaware Census (listed by
         family name)
    Free African Americans - Heads of Household in the 1820 Delaware Census (listed by
         family name)
    Pensioners Census - Revolutionary or Military Services (1840)


Delaware - Genealogical Research Guide
Delaware - [Note: This is a single part of what will be, by my classification, about 240
         compact tribal histories (contact to 1900). It is limited to the lower 48 states of the
         U.S. but also includes those First Nations from Canada and Mexico that had
         important roles (Huron, Micmac, Assiniboine, etc.)
] - quote from the web site.

Families and Surnames:
    Family Group Sheet Project - Do you have an ancestor (or information on someone) who
         lived in Delaware sometime between 1787, when Delaware was the first state to
         ratify the Constitution, and 1800? If so, you may be interested in sharing information
         on their life and family with the Delaware Genealogical Society - web site quote.

Genealogical/Historical Commissions, Societies and Museums:
  Please click on graphic below, " " (if present)  for the entire GHLL county "package"
  (To list a local society, please contact us.)

County Name
Kent -

New Castle -
New Castle -

Sussex -

Society Name and Location
Lower DelMarVa Genealogical Society, serving parts of Delaware, Maryland and
         Virginia. (Salisbury, MD)

Jewish Historical Society of Delaware (Wilmington, DE)
New Castle Historical Society (Wilmington, DE)

Sussex County Genealogical Society (Rehoboth Beach, DE)


Historical interest Items, etc.:
    Abbott's Mill - Nature Center
    Abbott's Mill - Milling was once a major part of the agricultural economy in Delaware.
    Cooch-Dayett Mills - Milling was once a major part of the agricultural economy in
    Hale-Byrnes House - Operated by the Delaware Society for the Preservation of
    Lighthouse - Delaware River & Bay Lighthouse Foundation
    Lighthouse - Fenwick Island Lighthouse, Fenwick Island, DE
    Milford Museum - Housed in a former post office building, the Milford Museum's
         permanent exhibits tell the story of the city from its earliest beginnings on the
         Mispillion River.
    Robinson House - Robinson House is home to the Claymont Historical Society & The
         Darley Society, which jointly formed the Naamans Heritage Association whose sole
         responsibility is to manage the House via a Board of Governors.
    Todd House - Home of the Delaware State Historic Preservation Office


Libraries & Newspapers:
    Genealogical information and Repositories - Libraries and most of the original record
         repositories where you can do Delaware genealogical research are listed in this site.
    Hagley Museum and Library - Where the du Pont Story Begins...

Migrations to, from and through:
    19th Century Immigrant Roots - Records for Wilmington, Delaware, USA and Vicinity.


Penny Post Cards from Delaware - All of the cards shown on this site are in the hands of
         private collectors. They are shown for your enjoyment. None are for sale.

  • State of Delaware
  • State Capital City Dover   (Capital since 1777 - located in   Kent County)

    The State name:  The name "Delaware" originates from the Delaware River and Bay, named in honor of Sir Thomas West (Lord De La Warr), governor of the English colony at Jamestown, Virginia in 1610.
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    Vital Records:
        Please take note:  About the only records you can get from the counties are deeds and
             probate records. The rest of the vital records are held by the State office in Dover.
        Delaware Counties - Will Testators Index.
        Probate Database - State of Delaware Records Search Engine


    * When you tell us about your Surname(s) quest, by posting your Surnames on our Message Board, we will gladly set out to find as many listings, within time, for your particular SURNAME(S). If you wish, we will also be happy to provide you with your own Ancestors listing.
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