Genealogy Research: Resources at UD or Elsewhere

Welcome to the Showcase on Genealogy Research: Genealogy resources available at the University of Delaware Library (Hugh M. Morris Library), other libraries, and the Internet.


  • Print
  • Free websites
  • Subscription web services (databases)

Subscription Resources

  • Individual
  • Library
  • Pay per document

UD Library Subscription Databases

If you are not currently affiliated with UD or the Academy of Lifelong Learning, you may use the database if you come to the Library.

If you are currently affiliated with UD or the Academy of Lifelong Learning and accessing the database from off-campus, you will need to enter your UDelNet ID and password.

Primary Sources

  • Reprinted in books
  • Copied on microfilm
  • Digitized for databases
  • Available in archives, courthouses, etc.


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

The Source: table of contents

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 (

Genealogy for the First Time: Research Your Family History. New York: Sterling Pub. Co., multiple editions:  2003-2007.
Not available  at UD Library)
Description on

Germans to America: Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports, 1850-1897. 67 vols. Edited by Ira A. Glazier and P. William Filby. Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 1988-2001.
Morris Library (E184 .G3 G38 1988 v. 1-67)
Compendium of arriving German passengers. Arranged by port and date. Each volume has a name index (only for that volume). The original ship passenger lists may contain additional information.

Research Guides for Genealogy. (UD Library)

Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet. (Cyndi Howells)

Finding in Libraries

Catalogs of individual libraries

WorldCat — catalog of multiple libraries

Interlibrary Loan

  • Cooperative arrangement among libraries
  • You can request an item not available at your library

Genealogy Web Services


Heritage Quest

ProQuest company

  • Produces many online databases (many full text): business, news, Historical Newspapers
  • Added U.S. Congressional publications (full text) to HeritageQuest Online

NewsBank / Readex


See: Images from Online Web Services

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