This is a list of Delaware substitute birth, marriage, and death records online.

 

Substitute records for locating birth, marriage, and death records include probate records, census records, cemetery records, funeral home records, obituaries, military records, naturalization and citizenship records, and more.

 

If you haven’t been able to find an ancestor in Delaware Birth, Marriage, and Death Records online, these are some great substitute birth, marriage, and death record options.

 

Family Bibles
  • Family bibles often include a front page where family names, birth dates, and birth places are recorded
Census Records
  • US Census records from 1850 forward contain the age and state or country of birth for each member of a household
  • Some census records give the month and year of birth
  • Some census records give the relationship to the head of the household
Cemetery Records
  • Cemetery headstones usually give the birth and death year and sometimes the complete birth and death dates
  • Some tombstones include the country of birth
Funeral Home Records
  • Funeral home records may contain copies of obituaries or notes, records about the date of death, details about the grave location, information about the funeral service, and information about surviving family, residences, and more
Obituaries
  • Obituaries usually include the birth date and place, marriage date, death date and place, and biographical information for the deceased as well as family names
Probate Records
  • Probate records may include the date of death, last will and testament listing family relations, an inventory of possessions, deeds, and more
Military Records
  • Military records may include the birth date and place
  • Pension records may include the birth date and place
  • Military records may include a physical description of the person and names of a parent
Naturalization & Citizenship Records
  • These may include the birth date and place
  • Name changes and aliases
  • Residence prior to arrival, residence after arrival, and much more

 

 

 

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County collections with possible Delaware substitute birth, marriage, and death collections online

 

See also Delaware Military Records online

See also Delaware Probate Records online

Kent County – Cemeteries – Delaware, Kent County, Tatnall Tombstone Collection, Ca. 1650-1960

Kent County – Cemeteries – Graveyard Inscriptions, Books 1-14

Kent County – Cemeteries – Tombstone Records, New Castle County, Kent County, and Sussex County, Delaware

Kent County – Guardianship – Delaware, Kent County Probate Case Files, 1680-1955

Kent County – Guardianship – Delaware, Kent County, Apprentice Indenture Books, 1827-1926

Kent County – Guardianship – Delaware, Kent County, Orphan’s Court Records, 1680-1978

Kent County – Guardianship – Kent County Guardian Accounts

Kent County – Occupations – Delaware, Kent County, Apprentice Indenture Books, 1827-1926, at FS

Kent County – Orphans and Orphanages – Genealogical Notes, Sussex County and Kent County, Delaware, Somerset County and Worcester County, Maryland : Miscellaneous Records

New Castle County – Cemeteries – Genealogical Data – Surnames Beginning with Mount-Parker ; New Hampshire Map ; Map of Narraganet, Blossom, Plymouth Colony, Mass. ; Family of Bloodgood-Parker, New Castle Co: Wills and Tombstones. Sketch, “A Visit to William J. Mullen”

New Castle County – Cemeteries – Tombstone Inscriptions, St. James P. E. Church, New Castle Co., Del

New Castle County – Cemeteries – Tombstone Records, New Castle County, Kent County, and Sussex County, Delaware

New Castle County – Cemeteries- Delaware, New Castle County, Tatnall Tombstone Collection Card File Index, 1650-1935

New Castle County – Guardianship – Delaware, New Castle County, Apprentice Indenture Books, 1826-1900

New Castle County – Guardianship – Delaware, New Castle County, Probate Case Files, 1680-1956

New Castle County – Guardianship – Delaware, New Castle County, Wills and Administrations Card File Index, 1650-1925

New Castle County – Guardianship – Index to Guardian Accounts, 1803-1869

New Castle County – Occupations – Apprentice Indentures, 1846-1854, at FS

New Castle County – Occupations – Delaware, New Castle County, Apprentice Indenture Books, 1826-1900, at FS

Sussex County – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records of Sussex County, Delaware

Sussex County – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records of Sussex County, Delaware

Sussex County – Cemeteries – Delaware, Sussex County, Tatnall Tombstone Collection Card File Index, Ca. 1650-1960

Sussex County – Cemeteries – Gleanings in Sussex County, Delaware : Inscription on Monument in Haslet Burial Ground Near Cedar Creek Mill

Sussex County – Cemeteries – Gleanings in Sussex County, Delaware : Inscriptions on Stones in Churchyard of Cedar Creek Church

Sussex County – Cemeteries – Tombstone Records, New Castle County, Kent County, and Sussex County, Delaware

Sussex County – Cemeteries- Delaware, Sussex County, Tatnall Tombstone Collection Card File Index, Ca. 1650-1960

Sussex County – Guardianship – Delaware, Sussex County, Probate Records : Estate Case Files, 1700-1956

Sussex County – Guardianship – Delaware, Sussex County, Wills, 1851-1959

Sussex County – Guardianship – Guardian Accounts of Sussex County, Delaware

Sussex County – Guardianship – Orphan’s Court Dockets and Minute Dockets, 1728-1802

Sussex County – Occupations – Pilot Indentures, 1806-1896, 1908-1931, at FS

Sussex County – Orphans and Orphanages – Genealogical Notes, Sussex County and Kent County, Delaware, Somerset County and Worcester County, Maryland : Miscellaneous Records

 

 

 

City collections with possible Delaware substitute birth, marriage, and death collections online

 

See also Delaware Military Records online

See also Delaware Probate Records online

Coolspring – Cemeteries – Cool Spring Presbyterian Cemetery, Cool Spring, Delaware, Cemetery Records

Greenville – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1846-1991

Lewes – Cemeteries – Gleanings in Sussex County, Delaware : [inscriptions] Copied from Tombstones in Pilot-town Lewes, Del.

Middletown – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records

New Castle – Business Records and Commerce – Delaware, New Castle County, New Castle Port, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1831-1942, at FS

New Castle – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1845-1991

Newark – Cemeteries – M. E. Cemetery, Newark, Delaware

Wilmington – Cemeteries – Burial Records, 1713-65, Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church

Wilmington – Cemeteries – Cathedral Cemetery Cash Books, 1878-1955

Wilmington – Cemeteries – Cathedral Cemetery Chronological List of Burials, 1955-2003

Wilmington – Cemeteries – Cathedral Cemetery Chronology, 1852-1953

Wilmington – Cemeteries – Cathedral Cemetery Interment Records, 1876-1955

Wilmington – Cemeteries – Cathedral Cemetery, Archaeological Site Map, 1999

Wilmington – Cemeteries – Cathedral Cemetery, Deed Certificate Stubs, 1862-1875

Wilmington – Cemeteries – Cathedral Cemetery, Lot Cards, 1955-2003

Wilmington – Cemeteries – Cathedral Cemetery, Lot Plan, 1920

Wilmington – Cemeteries – Cathedral Cemetery, Plot Books, 1876-1957

Wilmington – Cemeteries – Cathedral Cemetery, Reconstructed Lot Plan, 1999

Wilmington – Cemeteries – Monthly Meeting Records, 1740-1943

Wilmington – Cemeteries – Wilmington Monthly Meeting Records

 

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