Delaware Archives: 40 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Delaware, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online DE newspaper archives: 40 titles to help you search your family history in the “First State,” providing coverage from 1785 to Today. There are millions of articles and records in our online Delaware newspaper archives!

Photo: University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
Photo: University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware. Credit: Cargoudel; Wikimedia Commons.

Dig deep into our online archives and search for historical and recent obituaries and other news articles about your ancestors from Delaware in these newspapers. Our DE newspapers are divided into two collections: Historical Newspapers (complete paper) and Recent Obituaries (obituaries only).

Search Delaware Newspaper Archives (1785 – 1922)

Search Delaware Recent Obituaries (1991 – Today)

Illustration: Delaware state flag
Illustration: Delaware state flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a complete list of Delaware newspapers in the online archives. Each newspaper title in this list is an active link that will take you directly to that paper’s search page, where you can begin searching for your ancestors by surnames, dates, keywords and more. The DE newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

CityTitleYears of CoverageIssues AvailableCollection
DoverDelaware State News11/02/1991 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DoverDover Post06/04/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DoverConstitutionalist, or, Defender of the People’s Rights09/06/1804 – 07/11/18057Newspaper Archives
DoverDelaware State Reporter06/17/1853 – 10/14/1859376Newspaper Archives
DoverNational Recorder11/23/1820 – 03/22/18216Newspaper Archives
GeorgetownSussex Countian10/05/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HarringtonJournal01/04/2007 – 06/28/2017Recent Obituaries
HockessinBrandywine Community News01/09/2011 – 03/22/2013Recent Obituaries
HockessinHockessin Community News06/04/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LewesCape Gazette03/11/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MiddletownMiddletown Transcript06/04/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MiddletownMiddletown transcript01/04/1868 – 12/30/19222128Newspaper Archives
MilfordMilford Beacon11/10/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MilfordMilford Chronicle01/04/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MilfordSussex County Post01/04/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MilfordPeninsular News and Advertiser08/02/1861 – 02/13/186370Newspaper Archives
New CastleNew-Castle Gazette, and Farmers’ and Mechanics’ Advertiser08/27/1836 – 08/27/18361Newspaper Archives
New CastleNewcastle Argus08/09/1805 – 08/09/18051Newspaper Archives
NewarkNewark Post10/06/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SeafordLeader & State Register01/04/2007 – 01/28/2010Recent Obituaries
SmyrnaSmyrna-Clayton Sun-Times10/08/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WilmingtonAdvance09/22/1900 – 09/22/19001Newspaper Archives
WilmingtonAmerican Watchman06/19/1809 – 01/08/18281514Newspaper Archives
WilmingtonConstitutionalist04/03/1833 – 08/29/1836146Newspaper Archives
WilmingtonDelaware and Eastern-Shore Advertiser05/31/1794 – 03/04/179938Newspaper Archives
WilmingtonDelaware Courant05/05/1787 – 09/08/178712Newspaper Archives
WilmingtonDelaware Freeman09/21/1810 – 10/27/18103Newspaper Archives
WilmingtonDelaware Gazette06/28/1785 – 07/27/1799176Newspaper Archives
WilmingtonDelaware Gazette and State Journal08/02/1809 – 06/30/181032Newspaper Archives
WilmingtonDelaware Gazette and State Journal04/19/1814 – 11/20/1835400Newspaper Archives
WilmingtonDelaware Patriot and American Watchman01/25/1828 – 12/05/182884Newspaper Archives
WilmingtonDelaware Patriot and Eastern Shore Advertiser07/09/1816 – 10/04/181613Newspaper Archives
WilmingtonDelaware Register, or, Farmers’, Manufacturers’ and Mechanics’ Advocate11/01/1828 – 10/24/182952Newspaper Archives
WilmingtonDelaware Statesman10/16/1811 – 02/24/18133Newspaper Archives
WilmingtonFederal Ark06/22/1803 – 10/26/180422Newspaper Archives
WilmingtonMirror of the Times, and General Advertiser01/18/1800 – 08/22/1806278Newspaper Archives
WilmingtonMonitor, or Wilmington Weekly Repository10/07/1800 – 01/06/18023Newspaper Archives
WilmingtonMuseum of Delaware and General Advertiser09/08/1804 – 06/17/180919Newspaper Archives
WilmingtonWilmington Daily Commercial12/18/1866 – 12/30/18762704Newspaper Archives
WilmingtonDaily Gazette04/02/1872 – 12/07/18833567Newspaper Archives

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