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Delaware Government records cover a broad range of genealogy subject areas that can help you as part of your research, such as land ownership, courts, taxes, and naturalization’s. Given that Delaware court records cover such a wide selection of topics, they could aid you in many different ways. As an example, they could aid you in finding ancestors’ residences, identify occupations, locate financial information, determine citizenship status, or shed light on relationships between individuals. The whole thing relies upon on the type of court records that the ancestors” names show up in. For Definitions of all court terms see the Genealogy Encyclopedia.

Delaware Courthouse records change extensively from county to county in both level of quality and volume. You will find different kinds of court records that are most likely to possess information related for your genealogical research below.

Delaware Court Records

Delaware Land Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Land Records Research

Delaware Probate Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Probate Records Research

Delaware Tax Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Tax Records Research

Delaware Immigration & Naturalization Records

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Delaware County & City Government Links

Delaware is divided into 3 counties. The powers of the counties’ legislative bodies are limited to issues such as zoning and development. Each county is the local level of government within its borders. The links in the table below link to county and city government offices and is limited to government-maintained websites. If you know of a Delaware county that has an official government web site but is not linked, or if the link is in error, please contact us so we may edit our database. Delaware State Government is located in Dover.

County Seat
County Seat
Kent Dover Sussex Georgetown
New Castle Wilmington