Enter a first and/or last name to search Delaware death records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the Delaware death records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain Delaware death certificates is available below.
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Death records contain information about a person's death, including the date of death, place of death, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the death. Death certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.
This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Delaware death records, Delaware death ceritificates, Delaware death notices, Delaware death indexes, and other related Delaware genealogy records.
Death records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store death records into various online archives. This has brought access to online death records much more easier for genealogy researchers.
Newspapers frequently publish notices of deaths, and in addition to death certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.
On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing death records of Delaware. We also suggest searching for "Delaware death records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.
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How to Obtain Delaware Death Certificates
Though the Bureau of Vital Statistics was created in 1913, many records have been transferred to the State Archives in recent years. Records of the bureau after 1913 are restricted, and copies are only available to those with "a direct interest" or a need to establish personal or property rights. The city of Wilmington has had a registrar of vital statistics since 1881. For birth records after 1920 and death and marriage records from 1953, write:
Office of Vital Statistics
For prior records:
Delaware State Archives
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