Delaware Vital Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974
|This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.|
|Flag of Delaware|
|Location of Delaware|
|Record Type||Vital Records|
|Delaware Public Archives, Dover|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
The collection consists of various vital records, including, births, marriages, deaths, Bible and tombstone records from the Delaware Public Archives. Although the records span various year ranges they generally cover the years 1650 to 1974. More images and records will be published as they become available.
Image Visibility[edit | edit source]
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For additional information about image restrictions, please see the Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections page.
To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Delaware, Vital Records, 1650-1974.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample Images[edit | edit source]
Coverage Map[edit | edit source]
To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Delaware Marriages, click here.
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the individual or individuals
- The approximate date and place of the event
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
View the Images[edit | edit source]
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
- Select the Record Category
- Select the Record Type, Year Range, and Volume to view the images.
|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at Delaware Vital Records, 1680-1962. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.|
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Use the birth date along with the place of birth to find the family in census records
- Use the information found to locate church and land records
- The father’s occupation can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as military records
- The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names
- Search the indexes and records of nearby localities. Records of Delaware residents may also be recorded in adjoining states
- Search the appropriate related collections
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Delaware.
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]
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