Genealogy help now available at the Delaware Public Archives


Have you ever wondered about your family history but didn’t know where to start?

Are you a genealogist or researcher that has “hit a wall” with your research? The Delaware Public Archives is pleased to announce that volunteers from local genealogical societies will be on site to help you with your research on Saturday, November 8 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Our volunteers will be available to answer your questions, show you what resources DPA has available and explain how you can use them. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover more about your family tree.

Pre-registration for this opportunity is required. Please call Dawn Mitchell at 302-744-5000 by 4:00 pm on Thursday, November 6 to reserve your spot.

For more information about the Delaware Public Archives, please visit the website at You can also become a follower of the Archives Facebook page and read the Archives blog to learn more about events and other items of interest at the Archives.

The Delaware Public Archives is located at 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard North in Dover. The Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room is open to the public Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. On the second Saturday of every month the research room is open from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

The Delaware Public Archives (DPA,, an agency of the State of Delaware, is one of the oldest public archives programs in the United States. DPA serves the citizens of Delaware by identifying, collecting, and preserving public records of enduring historical and evidential value; ensuring access to public records for present and future generations; and advising and educating interested parties in the creation, management, use, and preservation of public records.