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Delaware History: Local Histories: Delaware

Family Histories and Local Histories

There is a great deal of overlap in the sources counted as "family histories" and the sources counted as "local histories." Be sure to check both.

This is a selected list of family histories. Check DELCAT Discovery find more.

Finding Books: Browse by Subject

These are examples of useful subject terms to use in DELCAT and WorldCat Local

delaware-history
Delaware -- History, Local
Delaware-Genealogy

[name of the city or town (state abbreviation)]-history
Newark (Del.)-history
New Castle Del-Buildings, structures, etc.
Wilmington (Del.)-Pictorial works
Laurel (Del.) -- History

[name of the city or town]-history
New Sweden-History
Bohemia Manor-History
Delmarva Peninsula-History

Local History Reference Resources

County histories are valuable for history of the county, including changes in county boundaries. Many includes include lists and/or biographical sketches of early settlers or prominent residents.

Starting Points

Search for Digitized Books

Many older histories have been scanned are available in Google Books. Tip: enter a title in quotation marks.

Subject Guide

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Rebecca Knight
Contact:
Associate librarian
Reference and Instructional Services Department
Morris Library, Room 117H
(302) 831-1730


Subjects: U.S. Government Information,
Delaware, census, family studies, RefWorks, APA style, and genealogy.


Education:
B.A., History. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1973.
M.S., Library Science. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1981.

New Castle County

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