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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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  • History of Delaware County Pennsylvania – Chapter 30

History of Delaware County Pennsylvania – Chapter 30

CHAPTER XXX BETHEL TOWNSHIP This municipal district, which was the smallest township in the original county of Chester, is about three miles in length and a mile and a half…

History of Delaware County Pennsylvania – Chapter 29

CHAPTER XXIX ASTON TOWNSHIP Dr. Smith states that “this township probably derived its name from Aston, a village of Berkshire, England. . . . In 1686, Edward Carter, then a…

History of Delaware County Pennsylvania – Chapter 28

CHAPTER XXVIII THE TOWNSHIP OF TINICUM [Please note that this chapter is heavely footnoted.  The footnotes are indicated by an “*” and “(number*).] The island of Tinicum, now comprising the…

History of Delaware County Pennsylvania – Chapter 27

CHAPTER XXVII CIVIL LISTS PROTHONOTARY, CLERKS OF COURT, RECORDER OF DEEDS, AND REGISTER OF WILLS Thomas Revell, Sept. 13, 1681, to Aug. 22, 1683; Robert Eyre, Oct. 17, 1683, to…

History of Delaware County Pennsylvania – Chapter 26

CHAPTER XXVI PHYSICIANS AND MEDICAL SOCIETIES It is very likely that the Swedish home authorities in preparing for the colonization of the Delaware, fully aware of the necessity which might…

History of Delaware County Pennsylvania – Chapter 25

CHAPTER XXV THE COURT, BENCH, AND BAR OF DELAWARE COUNTY [Please note that this chapter is heavely footnoted.  The footnotes are indicated by an “*” and “(number*).] Beyond the possibility…

History of Delaware County Pennsylvania – Chapter 24

CHAPTER XXIV DELAWARE COUNTY CLIMATE, TOGETHER WITH NOTICES OF REMARKABLE WEATHER In 1633 it is recorded that De Vries was frozen up in Wyngaert’s Kill from January 17th to February…

History of Delaware County Pennsylvania – Chapter 23

CHAPTER XXIII WILD ANIMALS, FISH, ETC., OF DELAWARE COUNTY When the first European settlers located in Delaware County the territory abounded with wild game, and for more than a hundred…

History of Delaware County Pennsylvania – Chapter 22

CHAPTER XXII AGRICULTURE, WITH A BRIEF MENTION OF OUR DOMESTIC ANIMALS Gabriel Thomas, the first historian of our State, in his quaint volume published in 1698, in describing the productions,…

History of Delaware County Pennsylvania – Chapter 21

CHAPTER XXI REDEMPTIONERS AND SLAVERY IN DELAWARE COUNTY When the system of redemptive servitude first appeared in our history I fail to ascertain, but certain it is that it related…