Our Delaware genealogists research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the various archives and libraries in Delaware, including:
- Delaware Office of Vital Statistics
Birth records since 1938, death and marriage records since 1969, and divorces since 1935
- Delaware Public Archives
Birth records over 72 years old, marriage and death records more than 40 years old, vital statistical prior to 1913, census schedules, genealogies, pamphlets, maps, newspaper clippings, bastardy bonds, probate records, naturalizations
- Delaware Historical Society
Books, ephemera, newspapers, serials, maps, manuscripts, and photographs relating to history of Delaware and its people
- Barratt’s Chapel
Houses a research library emphasizing Methodist history and the archives of the Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference. Contains records from the 18th century to the present, including membership records of closed churches, annual conference records, sermons, memoirs, and personal papers
- Hagley Museum and Library
2 million visual items and 280,000 printed volumes
- Nabb Center for Delmarva
Contains over 4,000 volumes on history of Chesapeake region and more than 2,000 reels of microfilm of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia newspapers, census, land, court and church records.
- New Castle Historical Society
Provides town histories, history of Italian-Americans, wharf, shops and merchants in the town, African-American life, Trustees of New Castle Common, and the architecture of the town.
- University of Delaware Libary
2.8 million books and periodicals, electronic resources, databases, E-Books, E-Journals, microforms, government publications, maps, manuscripts.
- Wilmington Public Library
Books, magazines, newspapers, manuscripts, maps, and other materials pertaining to the state
Our professional researchers can do research projects of many sizes and for many budgets. We customize the amount of research provided according to your needs.
If you want to know more about how our genealogists can further your research, you can request a research quote.
Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in Delaware include:
- Birth, marriage, and death records were kept by some towns as early as 1710
- Births and deaths recorded by the state government from 1881 to the present
- Marriages recorded by the state government from 1847 to the present
- Federal census records were recorded every 10 years starting in 1790
- State, territorial, and colonial censuses were recorded in 1671, 1693, and 1782 and 1865
- Land records were kept by the towns and counties from the time they were settled
- Probate records were kept by the local courts from 1682 to the present
- Churches sometimes kept records of the christenings, marriages, deaths, or other information about their members
- Newspapers were written in many areas and time periods which contain information such as notices of marriages, notices of death, and obituaries
- Town and county histories were written that record information about the settlers and their families; many family genealogies of the settlers of Delaware have also been written
- Naturalization and citizenship records were recorded by the courts as early as 1795
- Ship passenger lists, tax lists, and town records were recorded for many areas