Reference Guides

There are many guides that show you the different kinds of records or sources that can be researched.

The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy. Rev. ed. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Publishing Company, 1997.
Morris Library – Reference (Ref CS49 .S65 1997)

Delaware Genealogical Research Guide. 3rd ed. Wilmington, DE: Delaware Genealogical Society, 2002.
Morris Library – Reference (Ref F163 .D349 2002)
Morris Library – Special Collections (Del F163 .D349 2002)

The most important guide for doing genealogical research in Delaware. It covers specific types of records and where they can be found in the state. Edited by Thomas P. Doherty and published by the Delaware Genealogical Society (

Research Guides for Genealogy. UD Library (

Types of Records

Cemetery Records
Census Schedules
Church Records
City Directories
Court Records
Immigration & Ships Passenger Lists
Land Records    Military Records
Tax Records
Vital Records (birth, marriage, death, divorce)
Wills and Probate Records

Note: Census Schedules and City Directories are covered in the Genealogy for Beginners workshop.

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