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5 days ago

Timeline photosJust Updated - Free Online Delaware Historical Newspapers! Just added several new titles for a total of 186. Use these new and updated free links to search for your Delaware ancestor newspaper articles.

Check them out at theancestorhunt.com/blog/delaware-online-historical-newspapers-summary/

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Irene. It is wonderful that you all post this info to your site. So helpful!

No search feature?

1 day ago

This is my ancestor Jane Leonard McMahon. She was born in St Thomas " West Indies" in 1833 and died of smallpox in 1883 in Wilmingtin, Delaware. What year would you tbink this photo was taken by looking at her clothing? Thanks.

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This is my ancestor Jane Leonard McMahon. She was born in St Thomas  West Indies in 1833 and died of smallpox in 1883 in Wilmingtin, Delaware. What year would you tbink this photo was taken by looking at her clothing? Thanks.

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Between 1860 and 1865.

1 month ago

looking again for possible court records or criminal records for my GF Charles Johnson Laws. He was whipped, most likely in Georgetown, possibly for running away from his placement as an orphan from Philadelphia to the Webb family farm in Sussex CO. DE. Thanks to replies to previous posts,I have reviewed all I could find about the "whipping post". The placement on Webb farm is from family stories. The whipping left deep scars across his back(so confirmed).

He was born in 1878, placed in 2 orphanages in Phil. PA starting in 1881-82, married in Wilmington DE in 1906, and stayed mostly in DE. until 1916 The family briefly moved to Ohio for his job, where he was murdered in Mar. 1916 Maybe court records in DE between 1895-1905 would give me another clue to verify his offense that led to his whipping.?? Maybe court records in DE would note his bond papers to Webb family, from orphanage? I have not found any records for him prior to his marriage with the exception of 1880 census in Phil. PA at age 3. ... See MoreSee Less

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I have no idea, but I wish you the best of luck! 🍀

According the the familysearch wiki, the Delaware Public Archives holds Superior Court and Court of Common Pleas records including the time period you are interested in. I don't believe those records are online but I did find info about the type of court records they hold. Visit archives.delaware.gov/ and search "court records." You probably will need to contact or visit the Archives. You may have already searched various newpaper sites. I find newspapers.com and Chronicling America to be very good. I did find this one short article that you probably already have in your records.

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Do you have this from the News Journal, 3/6/1916

He is listed on findagrave.com under the surname "Law" www.findagrave.com/memorial/137086046/charles-j-law

Yes I do have this and other newspaper obits. I had no idea who or what this group was. So I researched them. Oddly their hdqs. director had previously been head in DE. He gave me an idea of their ceremonies. Similar to other groups like Mason's or Elks.

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7 days ago

And who among us hasn’t been there!

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And who among us hasn’t been there!

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So true

Yes it does the very next night after I tell myself I'm not doing that again.

Amen to that!!

So true!!!

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6 days ago

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2 weeks ago

Good morning. I am working on my BCG certification. The document I have been given to transcribe is a Deed from 1779, Sussex, Delaware. I need to find the source information. I searched the government website, but deeds only go back to the 1800s. Can someone please tell me how I can find source information on a deed from 1779. I'll provide more information if requested. Thanks!

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Have you contacted the Delaware Public Archives? They may be able to answer your question.

I found a record from 1745 on this Ancestry source "Delaware, U.S., Land Records, 1677-1947 and there is a link on the archives page too.

2 weeks ago

Anyone related to the Hills of Sussex Delaware. Jonathan Hill, David, Elzey, Benjamin Hill seemed like ship carpenters back in early 1800s late 1700s, who mostly moved to Cincinnati, OH to build riverboats I believe. I think around Bethel on Broad Creek.

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