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State Resources — Delaware

Updated: August 2002

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document Vital Records

State office has marriage and death records since 1958, divorce records from 1935 and birth records since 1926.  For previous years, write to Archives Hall of Records, Dover, DE (302) 739-5318.

Birth, Marriage, and Death Records

Call (302) 739-4721 for information on record lookup fees.
Write to:
Office of Vital Statistics
Division of Public Health
P.O. Box 637
Dover, DE 19903

Divorce Records

Contact Information: Same as above. Inquiries will be forwarded to appropriate office. Fee for search and verification of essential facts of divorce for each 5-year period searched. Certified copies are not available from State office.
Prothonotary in county where divorce was granted up to 1975. For divorces granted after 1975 the parties concerned should contact Family Court in county where divorce was granted.

book State Archives and Libraries

They currently have published genealogical calendars and volumes, the Turner genealogical collection (microfiche), indexed birth records, marriage records, probate records, death records, and tombstones, microfilmed census records, orphan's court records, church transcripts, indexed land records, deed books, tax assessments lists, maps, and a card index of immigration and naturalization.

Call (302) 744-5000. Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30-4:15, closed Saturday, Sunday, and all state holidays.

Write to:
Delaware Public Archives
121 Duke of York St.
Dover, DE 19901

 Local Genealogical Societies

Write to:
Delaware Genealogical Society
505 Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Telephone: (302) 656-0637
Hours: Monday 1:00-9:00, Tuesday-Friday 9:00-5:00, closed Saturday and Sunday
  Publication: Delaware Genealogical Society Journal, Delaware Genealogical Society Newsletter

  Historical Society of Delaware
505 Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Telephone: (302) 655-7161
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