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Delaware Birth Collections

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Delaware, Church Records, 1707-1939
Delaware, Wilmington Vital Records, 1847-1954
Delaware Vital Record Index Cards, 1680-1934
Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974
Delaware State Birth Records, 1861-1922
Delaware Births and Christenings, 1710-1896
Delaware Baptisms, 1697-1886



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• 1800-1932: Delaware, Birth Records at Ancestry ($)



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Delaware Marriage Collections

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Delaware Marriages, 1713-1919
Delaware Marriages and Marriage Licenses, 1683-1894
Delaware Marriage Records, 1913-1954
Delaware, Church Records, 1707-1939
Delaware, Wilmington Vital Records, 1847-1954
Delaware Vital Record Index Cards, 1680-1934
Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974



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• 1680s-1977: United States Marriages, Delaware at FindMyPast ($)



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Delaware Death Collections

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Delaware, Church Records, 1707-1939
Delaware Church Deaths, 1750-1886
Delaware Death Records, 1855-1961
Delaware Deaths and Burials, 1815-1955
Delaware, Wilmington Vital Records, 1847-1954
Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974
Delaware Vital Record Index Cards, 1680-1934
United States Social Security Death Index
Find A Grave Index
BillionGraves Index
GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014



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• 1861-1933: Delaware Death Records at Ancestry ($)



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