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

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

Getting Started with Delaware Research

Links to articles on getting started with Delaware research.

Delaware Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Delaware research.

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

Delaware Migration Routes

FamilySearch Resources

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Additional Resources


  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.