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Many records from the colonial era in New England were kept at the town or county level. Search the catalog at the town or county level to locate those records.

History[edit | edit source]

A trading post built in 1618 by Dutch settlers was the first European settlement in New Jersey although it was not permanent. In 1640, Swedish settlers purchased land from the Lenape people which became part of New Sweden. New Sweden was soon conquered by the Dutch, becoming part of New Netherlands, and remained under Dutch control until New Netherlands was conquered by the British in 1664. Delaware was one of the original 13 colonies of the United States.[1]

Earliest Church Records Earliest Land Records Earliest Court Records Earliest Newspapers
1662 1629 1664 1765

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Church Records[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Christina K. Schaefer, Genealogical encyclopedia of the colonial Americas : a complete digest of the records of all the countries of the Western Hemisphere (Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, c1998), 365. WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 929.11812 D26 1998
  2. Christina K. Schaefer, Genealogical encyclopedia of the colonial Americas : a complete digest of the records of all the countries of the Western Hemisphere (Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, c1998), 183, 192. WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 929.11812 D26 1998