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== What is in This Collection?  ==
== What Is in the Collection?  ==
 
 
 
 
The collection consists of an index to selected church records from Delaware, mostly from the city of Wilmington. The collection covers the years 1697-1886.
 
The collection consists of an index to selected church records from Delaware, mostly from the city of Wilmington. The collection covers the years 1697-1886.
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=== Image Visibility ===
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
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The following information may be found in these records:
  
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'''Baptisms'''
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*The child’s full name
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*The baptism date and place
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*The date and place of child's birth
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*Child's gender
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*Father's name
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*Mother's name
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*Race
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*Whether living or stillborn
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*Father's age, occupation and place of birth
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*Mother's maiden name, age and place of birth
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*Child's place of order in family
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*Parents' place of residence
 
== Collection Content  ==
 
== Collection Content  ==
 
 
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Sample image of indexed information:
 
 
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==How Do I Search This Collection? ==
== What Can This Collection Tell Me? ==
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Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:  
 
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*The name of the child
The records usually include the following:  
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*The approximate date of birth
 
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=== Search the Index ===
*Child’s full name  
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*Baptism date and place
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*Child's gender
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
*Father's name
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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 [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log |research log]].
*Mother's name
 
 
 
Some records may include the following:
 
 
 
*Race
 
*Whether living or stillborn
 
*Father's age, occupation and place of birth
 
*Mother's maiden name, age and place of birth
 
*Child's place of order in family
 
*Parents' place of residence
 
 
 
==How Do I Search the Collection? ==
 
 
 
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*Identifying information such as the date and place of birth
 
 
 
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When you have located your ancestor’s baptismal record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.  
===I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?===
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
*Use the birth date along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
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*Use the birth date along with the place of birth to find the family in census records  
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records
*The father’s occupation can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
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*The father’s occupation can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records
*The parents' birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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*The parents' birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family  
*It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile birth entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the birth records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born in the same county or nearby.
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*It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile birth entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the birth records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born in the same county or nearby  
*The information in birth records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
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*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names  
*There is also some variation in the information given from record to record.
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*Search the related collection [[Delaware, Vital Records - FamilySearch Historical Records]]  
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities
 
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=== Research Helps ===
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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of [[Delaware, United States Genealogy|Delaware]].
 
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* [[GuidedResearch:Delaware|Delaware Guided Research]]
*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
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* [[Delaware Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
*Search the related collection [[Delaware, Vital Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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* [[Step-by-Step Delaware Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]
*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
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== Citing This Collection ==
*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
 
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Collection years 1697-1886
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Delaware Public Archives, Dover, and Papers of the Historical Society of Delaware, IX: The Records of Holy Trinity Old Swedes Church, (Wilmington, Delaware: Historical Society of Delaware, 1890)


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of an index to selected church records from Delaware, mostly from the city of Wilmington. The collection covers the years 1697-1886.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible FamilySearch makes images and indexes available for all users. However, rights to view these data are limited by contract and subject to change. Because of this there may be limitations on where and how images and indexes are available or who can see them. Please be aware some collections consist only of partial information indexed from the records and do not contain any images. For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Baptisms

  • The child’s full name
  • The baptism date and place
  • The date and place of child's birth
  • Child's gender
  • Father's name
  • Mother's name
  • Race
  • Whether living or stillborn
  • Father's age, occupation and place of birth
  • Mother's maiden name, age and place of birth
  • Child's place of order in family
  • Parents' place of residence

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample image of indexed information:

Delaware Baptisms - James Smith
Name James Smith
Event Type Baptism
Event Date 12 Nov 1798
Event Place Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States
Gender Male
Race Irish
Birth Date 24 Sep 1798
Father's Name James Smith
Mother's Name Hannah

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the child
  • The approximate date of birth

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. 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 baptismal record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the birth date along with the place of birth to find the family in census records
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records
  • The father’s occupation can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records
  • The parents' birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family
  • It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile birth entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the birth records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born in the same county or nearby

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Delaware.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.