Delaware, United States Genealogy

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Guide to Delaware ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

This article is about the U.S. state. For other uses, see Delaware (disambiguation).

Delaware Information[edit | edit source]

Delaware was the first state to ratify the Constitution having done so on December 7, 1789.[1] It is located in the northeast part of the United States and has 3 counties. Delaware was created from the Crown Colony of Delaware and the capital is Dover. [2]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Delaware Research

Links to articles on getting started with Delaware research.

Delaware Research Tools

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Delaware Clickable Map[edit | edit source]

Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

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Counties[edit | edit source]

Extinct or Renamed Jurisdictions: Deale | Hoarekill | New Amstel | St. Jones | Upland | Durham, MD | old Worcester, MD | New Netherland Genealogy | New Sweden Genealogy

Delaware Migration Routes[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. History of Delaware, 1609-1888. By J. Thomas Scharf. v.1,.p. 269.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 1 Nov 2016.