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  • Kent County, Delaware —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 8, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Native American Indian lands [Whorekill (Hoarkill) District [original County] 1680.
    Established:  08-Aug-1683
    County Seat:  Dover, Delaware

    County history - Formerly known as St. Jones County, Kent County is named in honor of Kent County, England.

    Kent Courthouse
    Capitol history - Legislative Hall is a Georgian Revival colonial structure of handmade brick and it has an 18th century style interior. It was designed by Architect E. William Martin under the direction of the State Buildings and Grounds Commission created by Governor Buck in 1931.
             The building was expanded by the addition of North and South wings during the period 1965 - 1970 to give each legislator an office in addition to their desk in their chamber.
             Two additional wings were added on to the east side of the building in 1994.

    Delaware State Capitol

    GHLL Kent County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Kent County, DE Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society / Salisbury, DE)
    6. US/DEGenWeb site - Kent County Archives
    7. US/DEGenWeb - Kent County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Kent County Clerk, 414 Federal Street, Dover, DE 19901-3615.
               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.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             New Castle County (north), Salem County, New Jersey (northeast-Delaware Bay; no land
             border), Cumberland County, New Jersey (east-Delaware Bay; no land border), Cape
                May County, New Jersey
    (east-Delaware Bay; no land border), Sussex County (south),
             Caroline County, Maryland (southwest), Queen Anne's County, Maryland (west), Kent
                County, Maryland
    (west).

        Kindred Trails - Kent County Genealogy, and other information.
        Black Sheep Ancestors - Kent County Jail, 1930 Index of Prisoners (provides name, date
             of birth and place of birth).
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        County-Clerks.com - County-Clerks.com is a directory of every single county clerk's office in the USA.
             There are over 3,000 county clerks offices that we have contact information for. - Quoted from web site.
        Directory of Superior Courts - This directory lists court locations in Kingfisher County Oklahoma.

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
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  • New Castle County, Delaware —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 2, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Indian lands of the Delaware Valley. [Original County, formerly New Amstel] Dec-1637.
    Established:  12-Sep-1673
    County Seat:  Wilmington, Delaware

    County history - New Castle County is named in honor of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne (often shortened to Newcastle), a city and metropolitan borough of Tyne and Wear, in north-east England.
             The name of the county was given by the English (formerly New Amstel), when they captured the city from the Dutch in 1664.

    New Castle Courthouse
    GHLL New Castle County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - New Castle County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - New Castle County, DE Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Jewish Historical Society of Delaware / Wilmington, DE)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (New Castle County Historical Society / New Castle, DE)
    7. US/DEGenWeb site - New Castle County Archives
    8. US/DEGenWeb - New Castle County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Wilmington Vital Records, 310 Kiamensi Road, Wilmington, DE 19804.
               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.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Chester County, Pennsylvania (northwest), Delaware County, Pennsylvania (northeast),
             Gloucester County, New Jersey (northeast), Salem County, New Jersey (east), Kent
                County
    (south), Kent County, Maryland (southwest), Cecil County, Maryland (west).

        New Castle - Archaeology at the Read House and Gardens
        New Castle County - 19th Century Immigrant Roots for Wilmington, Delaware.
        Taxable persons & estates - (1777) list in Brandywine Hundred, Delaware.
        Wilmington Township - 1889 City Directory
        Wilmington Township - 19th Century Immigrant Records
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    Census Information New Castle County):
  • 1920 Census
  • 1930 Census

  • Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for New Castle county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Sussex County, Delaware —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 11, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of the (Whorekill / Hoarkill) or Horrekill District. Formerly known as Deale County in 1664
    Established:  xx-xxx-1680
    County Seat:  Georgetown, Delaware

    County history - Sussex County is named in honor of Sussex County, England.

    Sussex Courthouse
    GHLL Sussex County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Sussex County, DE Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Sussex County Genealogical Society / Rehoboth Beach, DE)
    6. US/DEGenWeb site - Sussex County Archives
    7. US/DEGenWeb - Sussex County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Register of Wills, P.O. Box 743, Georgetown, DE 19947.
               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.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Kent County, Delaware (north), Cape May County, New Jersey (northeast, in Delaware
             Bay), Worcester County, Maryland (south), Dorchester County, Maryland (southwest),
             Wicomico County, Maryland (southwest), Caroline County, Maryland (northwest).

        Accession to the Presbytery - Lewes, Delaware.
        1693 Tax List - a tax made for the county of Sussex in the 7th month of 1693.
        Bible Records - "Some Records of Sussex County, Delaware", by by C. H. B. Turner.
        Kindred Trails - New Castle County Genealogy, and other information.

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    Census Information Sussex County):
  • 1800 Census
  • 1850 Census
  • 1870 Census

  • Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Sussex county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.



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