Delaware Resources for Everyone

Listed below are resources for both members and nonmembers. Even more are available to members. Learn more about the benefits of membership at Join/Renew.

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Across the Creek: Black Powder Explosions on the BrandywineAn excellent summary and searchable name index for this recently published book about the more than 200 men, women, and children who perished in black powder explosions at the DuPont powder works in Wilmington during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
African American Civil War Veterans – a Delaware DirectoryThis searchable directory lists the names, companies, and regiments of 1,868 African American Delaware residents in 49 regiments who were veterans of the Civil War. Also included are a historical background, list of the 49 regiments, and a chronology and history of local regiment enlistments at Camp William Penn.
UPDATED! Cemeteries in DelawareDelaware cemetery resources have been updated, with information on over 1,000 current and historical cemeteries across the state. You’ll find an expanded database, an interactive, detailed map, and user tools to guide you.
Civil War Bluejackets: Race, Class and Ethnicity in the United States Navy, 1861-1865 The Bluejacket project is transcribing 118,000 digitized Civil War sailor records to provide a resource for further research on the experience of African American and immigrant sailors and their interactions with native-born white servicemen. DGS and the Delaware African American Historical and Genealogical Society (DEAAHGS) are partnering with historians from two UK universities to research African American sailors who enlisted as native-born Delawareans.
Delaware Genealogical Research GuideThe “Read this First,” “Overview of Records in Delaware,” and “Genealogical Societies” chapters are available to all. The remainder of the guide is accessible to members only. To learn more about what the guide offers, listen to the recorded webinar, “The New Delaware Genealogical Research Guide: A Look Between the Covers.” The softcover print edition of the 171-page guide is available at
DGS Journal Table of Contents and IndexesThe Delaware Genealogical Society Journal (DGS Journal) has been published since 1980. Its Table of Contents, Subject and Name Indexes are available to everyone. Access to the Journal Archive is accessible to members only.
DGS Member Meeting Materials -Table of ContentsThe table of contents to DGS member meeting materials is available to all. Access to speaker handouts and recorded webinars is accessible to members only.
DGS Newsletter IndexesDGS has published a periodic newsletter regularly since 1978. Subject and Name indexes are accessible to members and nonmembers. The Newsletter Archive is accessible to members only.
Original Settlements of Delaware…A searchable name index of this classic history of Delaware. The book itself, available online and at libraries, covers the early explorations along the Delaware River and settlements by the Dutch, Swedes, and English during the 1600s; the ecclesiastical affairs of the Swedes, focusing on the records of the Old Swedes (Holy Trinity) Church in Wilmington starting in the late 1600s; and the history of the city of Wilmington, from the early settlements in the 1600s to the 1840s.
NEW! Remembering Farnhurst: Stories from the Delaware State Hospital 1894-1920A searchable database of the book about the lives of 186 patients who were admitted to the Delaware State Hospital at Farnhurst between 1894 and 1920.
Webinars for EveryoneDGS hosts about seven educational programs every year. Here several recorded webinars and meeting materials for everyone, so that you can experience our programs and learn more about us.
Websites & RepositoriesThis is a broad list of online resources and records repositories in the region.