Welcome to the Delaware Genealogical Society (DGS), a place for all genealogists to meet and share their knowledge and experiences. 

Fantastic Webinars are Published
First event:
Saturday, 21 September 2024

We’re proud to announce
eight great events for the 2024/2025 season!
Click the Read More button to review the lineup.

New Delaware cemetery

Expanded database with
detailed, interactive map,
and user tools.

Remembering Farnhurst

Remembering Farnhurst:
Stories from the
Delaware State Hospital

by Katherine Dettwyler.

Civil War Bluejackets:
Race, Class and Ethnicity
in the United States Navy,

Summary by Kenneth J. Finlayson.

Across the Creek:
Black Powder Explosions
on the Brandywine

with Summary & Name Index,
by Richard D. Templeton

A History of
Original Settlements
on the Delaware…
& A History of Wilmington

by Benjamin Ferris,
with Summary & searchable
Name Index.

African American
Civil War Veterans:
Delaware Directory

Database of veterans and narrative
Compiled by Kenneth J. Finlayson.

Delaware Genealogical Research Guide

Delaware Genealogical
Research Guide

Comprehensive 171-page guide
Available at Amazon.com.

Delaware Families

Available at Amazon.com.

We endeavor to be the primary source of information about Delaware families, as well as a trusted provider of genealogical education and assistance. We offer seminars regularly, a periodic newsletter, and this website, which contains general Delaware guidance for all and Delaware-specific content for members only.


In the Reference Center, you’ll find Delaware-specific indexes, records, and guidance to help further your research, including:


In 2024, all our programs are free Zoom webinars covering various topics with Delaware-specific stories and resources. Speakers include local favorites and national presenters. We hope to see you! Check the Calendar of Events for upcoming events.


For low annual membership dues, members receive the First State Genealogist newsletter (see a sample here), and have access to the entire online edition of the Delaware Genealogical Resource Guide. Also included is the DGS Member Library with Member Meeting Materials, DGS Journal Archive, DGS Newsletter Archive, and Chandler Funeral Home records. Learn more at Join/Renew.


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