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Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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Microfilm Special Collections

This Special Collections Microfilm Guide lists the extensive microfilm and CD special collections the Nabb Research Center has available in our Reading Room.  This collection is divided into the following broad research categories:

  • African-American Studies
  • Ante-bellum Period thru Civil War Period
  • Census
  • Colonial Period thru Revolutionary Period
  • Economic Records (ledgers, journals, etc.)
  • Family History
  • Newspapers
  • Native American
  • Religion / Church Records
  • Twentieth Century

In addition to the above, we have a large collection of microfilm consisting of government, church, and newspaper records relating to our main areas of interest: the states (or colonies) of Delaware (Kent & Sussex Counties), Maryland (Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, & Worcester Counties) and Virginia (Accomack & Northampton Counties).  We do have some assorted films from other counties. Locator guide of microfilm on hand, varying by state and county and dates available, includes: 

  • Chancery Court
  • Church records
  • Debt Books
  • Judicial Records
  • Land Records and Deeds
  • Maryland State Papers (black, red, brown, & blue books)
  • Newspapers
  • Order books
  • Orphans Court and Guardian Accounts
  • Probate records (Wills, Administration Accounts, Administrations Bonds, Inventories)
  • Tax lists
  • Vital Records
  • Warrants & Surveys

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