Discovery Your Family History

Delaware Family History & Genealogy Centers

Searching for your lineage in Delaware? It has been easy to find ancestors lately in Delaware. The best place to begin your quest is at the Delaware Family History Center close to you. The renowned branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City offer practically unlimited assets to help you follow your family tree. The center is expertly managed by the Delaware LDS Family Search along with proficient volunteers that are close by to answer your inquiries. Family history center offers a wide range of print, microfilm and workstation assets to help you find your family. While the offices offer extra informative data about the church, it is likewise open to the general public in Delaware as well.

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LDS Family History Center
237 W Lebanon Rd
Dover, Delaware 19901
(302) 697-2700
Tues. and Weds. 10AM-2PM and 7PM-9PM, Thurs. 10AM-2PM, Sat. 9AM-1PM
Notes: Rt. 13, turn Rt. 10 E., go to 1st light and make a u-turn, 1st parking lot, go all the way back

Neward Family History Center
500 W Chestnut Hill Rd
Newark, Delaware 19713
(302) 456-9301
Tues/Thurs 6-9pm, Wed 10AM -4PM, Sat 10Am-1PM
Notes: Tom Sayers – director

Wilmington Family History Center
143 Dickson Ln
Wilmington, Delaware 19806
(302) 654-1911
es. 10-1; 6-9; Wed. 1-4; 6-9; Thur 1-4; Sat 10-1
Notes: Closed Sun, Mon, Fri and holidays

Delaware Genealogy Resources

Delaware is a modest state with a colossal history. In 1631, the Dutch settled at Lewes were executed by the Indians. At that point, in 1655, Delaware ended up being a part of Dutch New Amsterdam, just to be seized by the English in 1664, and attached to Pennsylvania in 1682. Delaware pronounced its freedom from Pennsylvania in 1776, and ended up being the first of the 13 states to sanction the constitution and end up being the first US state. You’ll find early statewide enlistment of conception and demise records from 1861 to 1863; after a gap, they continued in 1881. Statewide marriage records start in 1847. Moreover, libraries and social norms hold superb compilation of ordered research on Delaware families and in addition, other significant printed assets to help you track down your “First State” precursors.

Office of Vital Statistics
Jesse S. Cooper Building
Federal and Water Streets
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 744-4549

Delaware Tourism Office
99 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
(866) 284-7483

Afro-American Historical Society of Delaware
512 E. Fourth St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 571-1699

Delaware Genealogical Society
505 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE 19801

Delaware Legislative Council Library
Box 1401 Legislative Hall
Dover, DE 19903
(302) 744-4308

Delaware Public Archives
121 Duke of York St.
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 744-5000

Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture
Salisbury University
1101 Camden Ave.
Salisbury, MD 21801
(410) 543-6312

Fort Delaware Society
122 Washington Street, Box 553
Delaware City, DE 19706
(302) 834-1630

Hagley Museum & Library
298 Buck Road E., Box 3630
Wilmington, DE 19807
(302) 658-0568

The Historical Society of Delaware
505 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 655-7161

University of Delaware Library
181 S. College Ave.
Newark, DE 19717
(302) 831-2965

Delaware Genealogy Websites

Ancestor Hunt–Delaware

Cyndi’s List–Delaware

Delaware 1775-1883 Map

FamilySearch Wiki–Delaware

Linkpendium: Delaware Genealogy and Family History

Delaware GenWeb Project

Guide to Delaware Vital Records

A History of African-Americans of Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore