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For genealogical and historical societies which have records and services to help you with your research, see Delaware Archives and Libraries.

Many Delaware towns and counties have historical societies or genealogical societies which offer services and collect records to help genealogists. You can find their addresses by using directories cited in United States Societies.

The Delaware Genealogical Society
505 Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801-3091

The Delaware Genealogical Society hold their meetings at the Delaware Historical Society on the third Tuesday of most months. Among their publications is The Delaware Genealogical Society Journal published semi-annually and the Delaware Genealogical Society Newsletter published five times a year. A Table of Contents for all volumes to the through April 2010  and a master index for mos volumes is available at the website.

A DGS committee is working to create a genealogical data for the families that lived in Delaware during its founding as a state 1787-1800.

Delaware Historical Society
505 Market Street Mall
Wilmington, DE 19801-3091
Telephone: 302-655-7161
Fax: 302-655-7844

Research Library Telephone: 302-655-7061

Research Library Hours: Mondays: 1:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 .m. - 1:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Closed Wednedays and for major holidays.
The Society has collections of books, ephemera, newspapers, serials, maps, manuscripts and photographs relating to the history of Delaware and its people collected over 135 years. Their catalog is online.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania and Library
1300 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5699
Telephone: 215-732-6200
Fax: 215-732-2680

Library Hours:•Monday Closed, •Tuesday 12:30-5:30 (last admittance at 4:45 p.m.), •Wednesday 12:30-8:30 (last admittance at 7:45 p.m.), •Thursday 12:30-5:30 (last admittance at 4:45 p.m.), •Friday 10:00-5:30 (last admittance at 4:45 p.m.), closed Saturdays and Sundays and major holidays.