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These books will give you further information about the records of Delaware:

  • Bibliography of Delaware, 1960-1974. Newart, Del,: University of Delaware, 1976. (Not at FHL.)
  • Doherty, Thomas P., ed. Delaware Genealogical Research Guide. Wilmington, Del,: Delaware Genealogical Society, 1991. FHL Book 975.1 D27d. This book explains geography, record types, and repositories.
  • Eichholz, Alice, ed. Ancestry's Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources. Rev. ed. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992. Free online version; FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992. Contains bibliographies and background information on history and ethnic groups. Also contains maps and tables showing when each county was created.
  • Giles, Barbara S. Selected Delaware Bibliography and Resources. Seattle: B. S. Giles, 1990. FHL Book 975.1 D27s.
  • Mattsson, Algot. New Sweden the Dream of an Empire. Goteborg: Tre Bocker, 1987. Vanersborg: Vanersborgs Offset. FHL 975.1 H2m. This is a brief historical overview of New Sweden and Swedes in America.
  • Reed, Henry Clay, and Marion B. Reed. A Bibliography of Delaware through 1960. Newark, Del.: University of Delaware Press, 1966. FHL 975.1 A3r. Lists articles and books about specific families who lived about 1600-1960. This guide lists books, pamphlets, and manuscripts about Delaware towns, cities, counties, families, biographies, geography, history, courts, and other subjects.
  • Rising, Johan Claesson. The Rise and Fall of New Sweden: Governor Johan Rising's Journal 1654-1655. Stockholm: Almqvist and Wiksell International, 1988. Uddevalla: Bohus Laningens boktr. FHL 975.1 H2dn. Includes translation and index.