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Delaware Public Archives

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM
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History is Free at the Archives building.

You can come and look around. You can use there computers for researching your own history. All... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Dover, Delaware
History and genealogy

Great place to do genealogy research and look through a catalog of archived items. If your project... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2018
Robin C
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Dec 11, 2018
“History is Free at the Archives building.”
Dec 9, 2018
“History and genealogy”
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121 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd N, Dover, DE 19901-3638
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

You can come and look around. You can use there computers for researching your own history. All computers will let you search for free on ancestry.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank shernop
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Great place to do genealogy research and look through a catalog of archived items. If your project needs Delaware historical photos, you can find them here.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Robin C
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Attended a lecture on Ancestry. Very informative. Will attend future programs. Very high atendance, hope they offer another one soon.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank grandmajoy10
Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

Closed on Sunday, archives can be searched for free. The parking is quickly fool since it is also free to visit the historic neighborhood. Enjoy the reading !

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 139nathaliep
Reviewed April 12, 2017

I could not believe all the info available in this one place, and the employees cannot possibly be more helpful.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Phylzy
Reviewed August 20, 2016

Are you into ancestry? Are you looking for records of Births, Death, Marriages, Land grants or transfers that took place in Delaware? If your answer to this question is Yes, then you have come to the right place. I have been very successful at finding...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed July 26, 2016

A great source to find you ancestry background, lots of artifacts to research with. Very helpful and polite staff

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank tom b
Reviewed May 1, 2016

Just stopped in for tourist information on the area. The desk clerk was extremely kind and helpful. There are tons of travel brochures there and clean restrooms.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Megan P
Reviewed December 15, 2015

Was at the archives to assist someone with some genealogy research. The people there were knowledgeable about their collection and were able to help me find what I was looking for

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank deladypilot
Reviewed October 22, 2015

What a wonderful place to do genealogy research. Such a nice building, and everyone was so helpful. We traveled from Indiana to Delaware to do research and were amazed at all the information we were able to find. This is a first class facility.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Shirley B
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