Delaware Church Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Delaware Church Deaths, 1750-1886
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|Location of Delaware|
|Delaware Public Archives, Dover|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Known Issues
- 6 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
The collection Delaware Church Deaths, 1750-1886 consists of an index to Delaware church records, primarily from the city of Wilmington. Information in these records is usually reliable, depending on the knowledge of the informant. For example, a coroner would be able to give reliable information about the date, time, and cause of death, where as the church will have personal details about the deceased.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Name of deceased
- Date of death
- Place of death
- Age, gender and race of deceased
- Father's name and place of birth
- Mother's maiden name and place of birth
- Marital status of deceased
- Occupation of deceased
- Cause of death
- Place of residence
- Date and place of burial
- Name of undertaker
- Date of burial
- More place of death information, (name of village, hundred, etc.)
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the person
- The date of death
- The place of death
Delaware Church Deaths, 1750-1886[edit | edit source]
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
When you have located your ancestor’s death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find birth records
- Search for the family in census records
- Search land records
- The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records which often include the names and residences of other family members
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Look for variant spellings of the surnames
- Search the related collection Delaware, Vital Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
- Search the indexes and records of nearby localities
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Delaware.
- United States Death Records
- How to Find United States Death Records
- United States, How to Use Death Records
- Delaware Guided Research
- Step-by-Step Research
Known Issues[edit | edit source]
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.