Historical Society of Delaware

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505 Market St.
Wilmington, DE 19801

Founded in 1864, the Historical Society of Delaware has much manuscript material including church, military, and family Bible records; transcribed gravemarker inscriptions; business and medical records; diaries and journals; and microfilms (with published indexes) of Delaware censuses and many Delaware Public Archives records. The society has a name file for items in newspapers and books, and the Delaware DAR's collection of Bible records. See Dale Fields, 'Genealogical Source Material in the Historical Society of Delaware,' The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine 28 (1973): 86-93. Some of the society's material has been published in their journal, Delaware History. For a small fee, a search of basic materials can be requested by mail.