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The original name of Delaware was "[[New Sweden|New Sweden]]." Many early church records were in Swedish. Delaware was also part of [[New Netherland|New Netherland]].&nbsp; Did you know you can find your infamous Deleware ancestors at&nbsp;[http://www.blacksheepancestors.com/usa/delaware.shtml Delaware Blacksheep Ancestors]?<br>
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}}<div style="padding-left: 1px; float: right; width: 75%;"><center>''[[United States|United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Delaware]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to the Delaware page,<br>the First State{{/p}} [[Image:{{HagMilRacPic}}]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''
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*DE was part of "[[New Sweden|New Sweden]]." Many early church records were in Swedish.  
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*Later, Delaware was also briefly part of [[New Netherland|New Netherland]].  
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*Due to boundary disputes, some early DE land records are found in MD.<ref>Alice Eichholz, ed., ''Redbook: American State, County, and Town Sources, 3rd ed.'' (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 297. ({{FHL|479190|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb}}). [[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/55947869 WorldCat entry]].</ref>
  
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=== Welcome to Delaware, The First State<br> ===
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'''1. [[How to Find {{PAGENAME}} Birth Records|Birth Information]]<br>2. [[How to Find {{PAGENAME}} Marriage Records|Marriage Information]]<br>3. [[How to Find {{PAGENAME}} Death Records|Death Information]]'''
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== Delaware Counties  ==
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{{DEimagemap2}} '''Extinct or Renamed Jurisdictions:&nbsp;''' [[Deale County, Delaware|Deale]] | [[Hoarekill County, Delaware|Hoarekill]] | [[New Amistel County, Delaware|New Amistel]] | [[St. Jones County, Delaware|St. Jones]] | [[Upland County, Delaware|Upland]] | [[Durham County, Maryland|Durham, MD]] | [[Worcester (old) County, Maryland|old Worcester, MD]] | '''[[New Netherland]]''' | '''[[New Sweden]]''' <br><br>
  
The article, [[United States Emigration and Immigration|United States Emigration and Immigration]] lists several important sources for finding information about immigrants. These nationwide sources include references to people who settled in Delaware. Also, the [[Tracing Immigrant Origins|Tracing Immigrant Origins]] article introduces the principles, search strategies, and additional record types you can use to identify an immigrant ancestor's hometown.
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'''Click''' on the map to go to a county page. '''Hover''' over it to see a county name. To see a '''larger''' map, [[Delaware Counties Map|click here]].  
  
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=== Major Repositories  ===
  
== Counties  ==
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[[Delaware Public Archives]]{{·}} [[Historical Society of Delaware]]{{·}} [[Delaware Genealogical Society]]{{·}} [[National Archives Mid Atlantic Region (Philadelphia)]]{{·}} [[Allen County Public Library]] [[Image:Delaware.png|right|200px|Delaware.png]]
  
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Delaware River{{·}} [[Atlantic Coast Ports]]{{·}} [[Fall Line Road]]{{·}} [[King's Highway]]  
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The article, [[United States Emigration and Immigration|United States Emigration and Immigration]] lists several important sources for finding information about immigrants. These nationwide sources include references to people who settled in Delaware. Also, the [[Tracing Immigrant Origins|Tracing Immigrant Origins]] article introduces the principles, search strategies, and additional record types you can use to identify an immigrant ancestor's hometown.
  
<br> Extinct or Renamed Counties: <br>[[Deale County, Delaware|Deale]] | [[Hoarekill County, Delaware|Hoarekill]] | [[New Amistel County, Delaware|New Amistel]] | [[St. Jones County, Delaware|St. Jones]] | [[Durham County, Maryland|Durham, MD]] | [[Worcester (old) County, Maryland|old Worcester, MD]]
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=== Research Tools  ===
  
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*The [http://www.degenweb.net/ Delaware GenWeb Project] provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories, surname registry, and many Internet links.
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/delawaregenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Delaware]
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*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
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'''Wiki articles describing these articles are found at:'''
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Delaware/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
 
*[http://www.degenweb.net/ The Delaware GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb| USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.
 
 
  
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*[[Delaware Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Delaware Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Delaware State Birth Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Delaware State Birth Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Delaware, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Delaware, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Delaware Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Delaware Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Delaware State Birth Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Delaware State Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Delaware State Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Delaware State Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records]]<br>
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*[[Delaware, Vital Record Index Cards (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Delaware Vital Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Delaware Wilmington City Vital Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Delawarre Wilmington City Vital Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
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Revision as of 20:45, 16 December 2013

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

Delaware Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Delaware Background
Ethnicity
Local Research Resources
United States  Gotoarrow.png  Delaware

Welcome to the Delaware page,
the First State

Hagley mill race, Brandywine Creek, New Castle County, DE.
Most unique genealogical features:
  • DE was part of "New Sweden." Many early church records were in Swedish.
  • Later, Delaware was also briefly part of New Netherland.
  • Due to boundary disputes, some early DE land records are found in MD.[1]
Hand and keyboard.jpg Delaware
Online Records


   How to Find Information about Delaware, United States Genealogy Ancestors

1. Birth Information
2. Marriage Information
3. Death Information

Delaware Counties

Sussex CountyKent CountyNew Castle CountyDelaware-county-map.gif
Extinct or Renamed Jurisdictions:  Deale | Hoarekill | New Amistel | St. Jones | Upland | Durham, MD | old Worcester, MD | New Netherland | New Sweden

Click on the map to go to a county page. Hover over it to see a county name. To see a larger map, click here.

Major Repositories

Delaware Public Archives · Historical Society of Delaware · Delaware Genealogical Society · National Archives Mid Atlantic Region (Philadelphia) · Allen County Public Library
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Migration Routes

Delaware River · Atlantic Coast Ports · Fall Line Road · King's Highway

Featured Content

The article, United States Emigration and Immigration lists several important sources for finding information about immigrants. These nationwide sources include references to people who settled in Delaware. Also, the Tracing Immigrant Origins article introduces the principles, search strategies, and additional record types you can use to identify an immigrant ancestor's hometown.

Research Tools

Delaware flag.png

Wiki articles describing these articles are found at:


Obtain additional help

Help with the Delaware Wiki pages

Wiki Volunteers Wanted

In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need willing volunteers. You can help:

  • Expand county articles
  • Check links on pages
  • ...and more

Find more opportunities to help with the Delaware pages.


To add your knowledge and help expand the wiki click here:

Sources

  1. Alice Eichholz, ed., Redbook: American State, County, and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 297. (FHL Book 973 D27rb). [WorldCat entry].

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