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Delaware County

Hi and welcome to the Delaware County Pennsylvania Genealogy Project. The County Team Associate is Guilio Gaspero.  Any information you have relating to Delaware County would be great, if you could share it.  Every fact, even if you think it is “public knowledge” or “unimportant”, might be the missing fact someone else might need.
We’re really glad you stopped by and I hope that you find this website useful for your genealogical research.
The following links will take you to the various PA-Roots DataBoards and other resources for Delaware County.  At last check there are over 4,370 individual data records posted.
Besides the information you find at PA-Roots.com, here are several links to help you find more information.
Delaware County Newspaper ArchivesSearchable newspaper archives 1870’s to 1977, not all years available
DelawareCountyHistory.comOld Tax Records, Maps, City Directories
OldChesterPA.comUndergoing some cosmetic changes, but all data is still available, new cemetery database coming soon
Delaware County Government ArchivesSearchable indexes of historic county records, excellent resource
Anyone needing records from Delaware County Government Archives, PLEASE contact me.  I might be able to get you what you need sooner than it takes it for them to mail it to you.

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  • 1790 Census, Birmingham, Delaware County

1790 Census, Birmingham, Delaware County

Heads of Families, Census 1790, Birmingham, Delaware County, Pennsylvania Chamberlin, William Chamberlin, Isaac Chamberlin, John Painter, Samuel Weaver, Benjamin Chapman, Samuel Morrison, Joseph Smith, Thomas Frame, Robert Steel, Samuel Reed,…

Gist family – Delaware County

GIST: – The name of this family was variously spelled Gist, Gest, Geist, Geese and Geise. Henry Geist came from Brighton, England, in the year 1700, and settled in Delaware…

Elwyn Training School Graveyard

The following is a list of Surnames from the Elwyn Training School Graveyad, obtained from a 1936 WPA graveyard study.  I believe I will be able to obtain the given…

Brookhaven Baptist Church – 19 Jun 1977

Brookhaven Baptist Church415 Edwards DrBrookhaven, Pennsylvania 19015    19 Jun 1977   Pastor Dalton    Names Mentioned:  Alma Cruspero, Lisa Marie Mrozowski, Marian Mrozowski, Michael Mrozowski, Craig Michael Grant, Jon…

Chester High School, Class of 1943

Chester High School Class of February 1943           – PDF of page is available   Dorothy Mae Aschenbach   Carol Elaine Ayers   Rose A Babicki  …

Haverford High School, Class of 1932

Haverford Township High School Class of February 1932           – PDF of page is available   John   Armstrong   Catherine   Bell   Helen   Bencker…

Chichester School District

Chichester School District Opened in: First Graduating Class: Location of Schools: Chichester High School 3333 Chichester Avenue Boothwyn, PA 19061 Chichester Middle School 725 Meetinghouse Road Boothwyn, PA 19061 Boothwyn…

Delco Churches

Churches of Delco

History of Delaware County Pennsylvania – Chapter 32

CHAPTER XXXII THE CITY OF CHESTER In 1644 the present site of Chester, east of the creek of that name, was a tobacco plantation, occupied by farm servants in the…

History of Delaware County Pennsylvania – Chapter 31

CHAPTER XXXI BIRMINGHAM TOWNSHIP At the extreme southwestern end of Delaware County is Birmingham township, which in early days was pronounced as though written Brummagen. The Brandywine Creek constitutes the…