Delaware Vital Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Delaware, Vital Records, 1650-1974
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|Delaware, United States|
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|Location of Delaware|
|Record Type||Vital Records|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
The collection consists of various vital records, including, births, marriages, deaths, Bible and tombstone records from the Delaware Public Archives. Although the records span various year ranges they generally cover the years 1650 to 1974.
To Browse This Collection
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Delaware, Vital Records, 1650-1974.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?
Birth records may contain:
Marriage records may contain:
Death records may contain:
To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Delaware Marriages, click here.
How Do I Search This Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the individual or individuals
- The approximate date and place of the event
Search the Index
View the Images
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
- Select the Record type
- Select the Year
- Select the Folder number to view the images.
|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at Delaware Vital Records, 1680-1962. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.|
How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Use the birth date along with the place of birth to find the family in census records
- Use the information found to locate church and land records
- The father’s occupation can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as military records
- The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?
- Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names
- Search the indexes and records of nearby localities. Records of Delaware residents may also be recorded in adjoining states
- Search the appropriate related collections
Consult the Delaware Research Tips and Strategies and its Record Finder to search other records
Citing This Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
- Collection Citation
- "Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974." Database with images.FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 8 December 2017. Delware Public Archives, Dover.
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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