Delaware Genealogy

This guide contains a sample of The Newberry’s resources on this topic. To locate additional resources, please check our catalog or consult a reference librarian.

Guides and Bibliographies

Delaware genealogical research guide. Wilmington, DE: Delaware Genealogical Society, 1989. Call # Local History Ref F163 .D349 1989 (2nd floor open shelf).

Virdin, Donald O. Maryland and Delaware genealogies and family histories. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1993. Call # folio Z1293 .V57 1993.

Atlases and Gazetteers

Atlas of historical county boundaries. Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1996. Call # Local History Ref G1201 .F7 A8 1993, Del (2nd floor open shelf).

Gannett, Henry. Gazetteer of Maryland and Delaware. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1976. Call # Local History Ref F179 .G36 1976 (2nd floor open shelf).

Census

Census microfilm holdings and published statewide indexes for 1790-1870. 1860 slave schedule. All available on 2nd floor; ask at the 2nd floor reference desk.

Source Materials and Local Histories

Biographical and genealogical history of the state of Delaware. Chambersburg, PA: Runk, 1899. 2 vol. Call # folio E 4855.09. Early settlers and prominent citizens.

Clark, Raymond B. Delaware church records: a collection of baptisms, marriages, deaths… from 1686-1880. St. Michaels, Md.: R.B. Clark, 1986. Call # folio F163 .C54 1986. Includes Baptists, Episcopalians, Methodists, Presbyterians, and Quakers.

Delaware genealogical abstracts. Wilmington, DE: Delaware Genealogical Society, 1995. 3 vol. Call # F163 .D4 1995. Marriage and death abstracts from newspapers, 1729-1864.

Ship passenger lists: Pennsylvania and Delaware (1642-1825). Newhall, CA.: Boyer, 1980. Call # Local History Ref CS68 .S56 (2nd floor open shelf).

Virdin, Donald O. Colonial Delaware wills and estates to 1880. Bowie, Md: Heritage Books, 1994. Call # Local History Ref F163 .V567 1994 (2nd floor open shelf).

Virdin, Donald O. Delaware bible records. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1991. 4 vol. Call # F163 .V57 1991. Information ranges from late 1700s to mid-1900s.

Military

Peden, Henry C. Colonial Delaware soldiers and sailors, 1638-1776. Westminster, Md.: Family Line Pub., 1995. Call # F163 .P43 1995.

Peden, Henry C. Revolutionary patriots of Delaware, 1775-1783. Westminster, Md.: Family Line Pub., 1996. Call # folio F163 .P42 1996.

Periodicals

Delaware genealogical society journal. Wilmington, DE: The Society. Call # F161 .D45. 1980-currently received.

The Maryland and Delaware genealogist. St. Michaels, Md.: R.B. Clark, Jr. Call # E 67.554. 1959- 1990 (ceased publication).