Laurel Delaware Public Library has Terrific Genealogy Collection

The following teaser is from the Sept. 18, 2013 edition of DelawareOnline.com:
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LAUREL [Delaware] — Searching for cemetery records, census information, old deeds or probate abstracts? Your quest ends with the Laurel Public Library’s little-known but highly regarded Delaware Collection.

Sixty years strong with 2,376 print and non-print items, the collection is housed on the second floor of the library at 101 E. Fourth St. and represents the largest historical and genealogical compilation available in western Sussex County public libraries.

“We’re trying to reach people who don’t know about our collection,” says Norma Jean Fowler, the library’s Adult Services Librarian. “These resources are intended for researching local Delmarva history, culture and genealogy.”

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2 thoughts on “Laurel Delaware Public Library has Terrific Genealogy Collection

  1. I am looking for an obituary or death certificate on Edwin H. Allen who died 11/19/1964 and is buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery.
    Also, his wife, Fannie M. Allen, who died 11/3/1963, same cemetery.
    Also, his son, Lawrence E. Allen, who died 4/5/1976, same cemetery, married to Josephine C. Allen, who died in 1982, same cemetery.
    I am trying to locate all of the Edwin H. Allen heirs, regarding a mineral interest that he acquired in the 1930’s in Van Buren County, AR. Any heirs will have a right to royalties from gas wells in the Section where they own minerals.
    Your help is greatly appreciated,
    Pam Williams
    Agent for R. D. Williams & Co.
    Fort Smith, AR

  2. Ancestry.com has the record and you should be able to order the death certificate from Delaware vital records

    Source Citation

    Number: 222-14-0577; Issue State: Delaware; Issue Date: Before 1951

    Source Information

    Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.

    Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.

    Description

    The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. Birth years for the individuals listed range from 1875 to last year. Information in these records includes name, birth date, death date, and last known residence. Learn more…

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