Find information about PA Vital Records such as: birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, and divorce papers.
The Ellis Island Archive contains the passenger lists of more than 51 million immigrants, passengers, and crew members who came through Ellis Island and the Port of New York from 1892 to 1957. The period from 1892 to 1924 at Ellis Island was the largest human migration in modern history.
At home access to this resource continues until the end of 2021. For genealogical research, with digitized images of the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 forward, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, and more. Log in with your library bar code. Link opens in a new tab or window.
Ready for a new challenge? We have a reading challenge for you, no matter your age or the time of year! Track your progress on Beanstack and complete fun activities. Register for our current challenge today! Link opens in a new tab or window.
America's first immigration center. This free site offers access to an extraordinary database of information on 11 million immigrants from 1820 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened. More than 100 million Americans can trace their ancestors to this early immigration period.
Cyndi's List has been a trusted genealogy research site for more than 18 years. Cyndi's List is free for everyone to use and it is meant to be your starting point when researching online. It is a categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet.
It's all about family. FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations. FamilySearch believes that families bring joy and meaning to life. A service of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Essential collection of genealogical & historical sources, U.S. Federal Censuses, books, bank records, and more. (Requires library card number to sign in.)
Each summer, Delaware County Libraries host Journey Across Delco- a challenge to children and their families to travel around the county and check out the activities that each library has to offer! For 2021, our Journey will look a little differently, stay tuned for details!
Community Read is a program designed to encourage reading for pleasure and to start a conversation. Read with us and engage in an event to learn more! Those who attend events at libraries in Delaware County get free tickets to Longwood Gardens!
Learn how you can use the resources at the National Archives to explore your family's ancestry.
PathWaysPA is a non-profit social service agency whose mission is to help women, teens, children, and families achieve economic independence and family well-being. Link opens in a new tab or window.
The State of Pennsylvania Archives Records Information Access System (ARIAS) includes the PA National Guard Veteran’s Card File, 1867-1921; Civil War Veterans’ Card File; Revolutionary War Military Abstract Card File and more. Link opens in a new tab or window.
Looking for few recommendations for your next great read? Fill out this brief survey and a team of real Delco librarians will compile reading suggestions just for you! Link opens in a new tab/window.
Here you will find poetry resources for home and classroom, including information about the Young Poets Competition that runs February through May.
Interactive transit map for Delaware County, updated regularly. (Link opens in a new tab or window.)
This year’s Summer Quest theme is Tails and Tales! Libraries across Delaware County are offering fun programs and activities related to animal tales and education, so check our library calendar!
Check out all of the virtual programming offered at Delaware County Libraries! Link opens in a new tab/window.