This is a list of free Delaware Genealogy Records at FamilySearch.

 

These records include birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, former slave records, freedmen records, pension records, military records and more. Included as well are general United States collections if they include or could reasonably include Delaware residents.

 

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Some of these records have a searchable name index, others have browsable images, a few have both an index and images, and some link to individuals in the FamilySearch family tree.

 

Use this link to find all listed collections at FamilySearch as well as Catalog Material (scroll to bottom) that may be available online or at a local Family History Center.

 

Delaware Birth Records

 

 

Delaware Marriage Records

 

 

Delaware Death Records

 

 

Delaware Residence Records

  • Delaware, County Naturalization Records, 1796-1958, images
  • United States Census 1800, index & images
  • United States Census 1810, index & images
  • United States Census 1820, index & images
  • United States Census 1830, index & images
  • United States Census 1840, index & images
  • United States Census 1850, index & images
  • United States Census (Slave Schedule) 1850, index & images
  • United States Census (Mortality Schedule) 1850, index & images
  • United States Census 1860, index & images
  • United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1860, images
  • United States Census 1870, index & images
  • United States Census 1880, index & images
  • United States Census 1890, index & images
  • United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890, index & images
  • United States Census 1900, index & images
  • United States Census 1910, index & images
  • United States Census 1920, index & images
  • United States Census 1930, index & images
  • United States Census of Merchant Seamen, 1930, index
  • United States Census 1940, index & images
  • United States Bureau of Land Management Tract Books, 1800 – circa 1955, images
  • United States Enumeration District Maps for the Twelfth through the Sixteenth US Censuses, 1900-1940, images
  • United States, Native American, Census Rolls, 1885-1940, index
  • United States National Register of Scientific and Technical Personnel Files, 1954-1970, index
  • United States Public Records, 1970-2009, index
  • United States Freedmen’s Branch Records, 1872-1878, images
  • United States, War Relocation Authority Centers, final accountability rosters, 1942-1946, index & images

 

 

Delaware Daily Life Records

 

Compiled Genealogies

  • Family Group Records Collection, Archives Section, 1942-1969, images
  • United States National Register of Scientific and Technical Personnel Files, 1954-1970, index

 

Court Records

  • Delaware Orphan Court Records, 1680-1978, images
  • United States Index to Naturalizations of World War I Soldiers, 1918, index & links to images
  • United States Internal Revenue Assessment Lists, 1862-1874, images
  • United States, Freedmen’s Bank Records, 1865-1874, index & images
  • United States, Freedmen’s Bureau, Freedmen’s Court Records, 1865-1872, index & images

 

Employment Records

  • United States Panama Canal Zone, Employment Records and Sailing Lists, 1905-1937index & images
  • United States, Freedmen’s Bureau Hospital and Medical Records, 1865-1872index & images

 

Ethnic Records

African American Records

  • Maryland and Delaware, Freedmen’s Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1872, images
  • United States Freedmen’s Bureau Miscellaneous Records, 1865-1872, index & links to images
  • United States Freedmen’s Bureau, Records of Freedmen, 1865-1872, index & images
  • United States Freedmen’s Bureau Ration Records, 1865-1872index & images
  • United States Freedmen’s Bureau Claim Records, 1865-1872index & images
  • United States Freedmen’s Bureau Labor Contracts, Indenture & Apprenticeship Records, 1865-1872index & images
  • United States Freedmen’s Bureau Records of Persons and Articles Hired, 1865-1872index & images
  • United States, Freedmen’s Bureau Hospital and Medical Records, 1865-1872, index & images
  • United States Freedmen’s Bureau, Freedmen’s Bureau, Records of the Superintendent of Education and of the Division of Education, 1865-1872index & images
  • United States Freedmen’s Branch Records, 1872-1878
  • United States Freedmen’s Bureau, Records of Freedmen’s Complaints, 1865-1872index & images

 

Japanese American Records

  • United States, War Relocation Authority Centers, final accountability rosters, 1942-1946, index & images

 

Native American Records

  • United States, Native American, Census Rolls, 1885-1940, index & links to images
  • United States, Native American, Eastern Cherokee Enrollment Records, 1908-1910, index & links to images
  • United States, Native American, Eastern Cherokee Indian Reservation Rolls, 1848-1970, index & images

Immigration Records

 

Prisons/Prisoners Records

  • United States, War Relocation Authority Centers, final accountability rosters, 1942-1946, index & images

 

 

Delaware Military Records

Revolutionary War

  • United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872, index & images
  • United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783, index & images
  • United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783, index & images

War of 1812

  • United States War of 1812 Index to Pension Application Files, 1812-1910, index & images
  • United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815, index & images

 

Mexican-American War

  • United States Mexican War Pension Index, 1887-1926, index & images

 

US Civil War

  • Delaware Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865, index & links to images
  • United States Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865,  index & links to images
  • United States Civil War Service Records of Union Colored Troops, 1863-1865,  index & links to images
  • United States Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1864-1866,  index & links to images
  • United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865, index
  • United States Civil War Unfiled Papers of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865,  index & links to images
  • United States Civil War Widows and Other Dependents Pension Files, 1861-1934,  index & links to images
  • United States Civil War and Later Pension Index, 1861-1917,  index & links to images
  • United States Confederate Navy and Marine Service Records, 1861-1865, images
  • United States Confederate Officers Card Index, 1861-1865, images
  • United States Casualties of Army Personnel, Dependents and Civilian Employees, 1961-1981, index
  • United States Casualties of the Vietnam War, 1956-1998, index
  • United States Civil War Confederate Applications for Pardons, 1865-1867, index & links to images
  • United States Civil War Confederate Papers of Citizens or Businesses, 1861-1865, index & links to images
  • United States Civil War Records of Confederate Nonregiment Soldiers, 1861-1865,  index & links to images
  • United States Freedmen’s Branch Records, 1872-1878, images
  • United States Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903, index & images
  • United States Records of Confederate Prisoners of War, 1861-1865, images
  • United States, Freedmen’s Bureau Hospital and Medical Records, 1865-1872, index & images
  • United States, Freedmen’s Bureau Ration Records,1865-1872, index & images
  • United States, Freedmen’s Bureau, Records of the Assistant Commissioner, 1865-1872, images
  • United States, Freedmen’s Bureau, Records of the Commissioner, 1865-1872, images

 

Indian Wars

  • United States Index to Indian Wars Pension Files, 1892-1926, index & images

 

Spanish-American War

  • United States Index to Service Records, War with Spain, 1898, index & images

 

World War I

  • Delaware, World War I Servicemen Records, 1917-1919, index & links to images
  • United States, YMCA World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919, index & images
  • United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, index & images
  • United States, World War I American Expeditionary Forces Deaths, 1917-1919, index & links to images

 

World War II

  • Delaware, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945, index & images
  • United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, index
  • United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, index & images
  • United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 images
  • United States World War II Prisoners of War of the Japanese, 1941-1945, index
  • United States, World War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1945, index

 

Korean War

  • United States, American Prisoners of War During the Korean War, 1950-1953, index
  • United States Casualties of Army Personnel, Dependents and Civilian Employees, 1961-1981, index
  • United States Korean War Battle Deaths, 1950-1957, index
  • United States Korean War Dead and Army Wounded, 1950-1953, index
  • United States Korean War Repatriated Prisoners of War, 1950-1954, index

 

Vietnam War

  • United States Casualties of the Vietnam War, 1956-1998, index
  • United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890, index & images
  • United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, index & images
  • United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949, index & images
  • United States Index to General Correspondence of the Pension Office, 1889-1904, index & images
  • United States Military Personnel who Died During the Vietnam War, 1956-2003, index

 

Veterans, Enlistments, Pensions

  • United States National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, index & images
  • United States Naval Enlistment Rendezvous, 1855-1891, index & images
  • United States Old War Pension Index, 1815-1926, index & images
  • United States Registers of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914, index & images
  • United States Remarried Widows Index to Pension Applications, 1887-1942, index & images
  • United States Union Provost Marshal Files of Individual Civilians, 1861-1866, images
  • United States Union Provost Marshal Files of Two or More Civilians, 1861-1866, images
  • United States Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933, images
  • United States, Burial Registers for Military Posts, Camps, and Stations,1768-1921, index & images
  • United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940, index & links to images
  • United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, index & images
  • United States Muster Rolls of the Marine Corps, 1798-1937, index & images

 

 

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  • Step-by-Step Delaware Research 1880-present

 

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