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Examples of Records from Online Web Services

Ancestry Library Edition

  • Available: UD Library, New Castle County public libraries (see database list), and Delaware Public Archives
  • Note: best results using Internet Explorer browser
Pension application index card: Andrew Feaster

Pension application index card: Andrew Feaster

Image from Ancestry Library Edition. War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index, 1812-1815.

Ancestry Library Edition

Robert Coleman in 1930 Census (detail)

Robert Coleman in 1930 Census (detail)

Click to see 1930 Census page: Robert Coleman

Click to see 1930 Census page: Robert Coleman

Image from Ancestry Library Edition. U.S. Census. 1930.

Heritage Quest Online

  • Not available at the UD Library
  • Available: New Castle County public libraries (see database list), the Kent and Sussex public libraries (see the Delaware Library Catalog: Heritage Quest), and the Delaware Public Archives.

War Claims from the Serial Set

House Report no. 1282, 52nd Congress, 1st Session, 1892: Sarah and Florence Coleman.

House Report no. 1282, 52nd Congress, 1st Session, 1892: Sarah and Florence Coleman.

House Report no. 1282, 52nd Congress, 1st Session, 1892: Sarah and Florence Coleman. PDF from  Heritage Quest Online. U.S.  Serial Set collection.

View the complete report.

Footnote.com

I was able to locate the complete Compiled Military Service Record (CMSR) for William Colley, 28 pages.  To obtain records of this type, you need to subscribe to Footnote.com

Example:

Envelope for CMSR: William Colley

Envelope for CMSR: William Colley

Company Descriptive Book

Company Descriptive Book

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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.

Resources

  • 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.

Guides

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 (http://delgensoc.org).

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 Amazon.com

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)
http://www2.lib.udel.edu/subj/genealogy/resguide/

Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet. (Cyndi Howells)
http://cyndislist.com

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

Ancestry

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

Footnote

See: Images from Online Web Services

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Introduction to the University of Delaware Library

The Library home page can be reached by using either of these URLs:

Subject Guides is an option under the top banner; select that.

Genealogy is on the Subject Guides list.

There is a page called Genealogical Research in the University of Delaware Library which has some useful information about the library.

There is a link called Research Guides for Genealogy; select that.  This is a list of typical genealogy resources and information about finding that type of resource here at the University of Delaware Library (Morris Library).

Also see, Using the Library Subscription to Ancestry

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