Collecting Delaware Books

Genealogy Books of Donald O. Virdin

This article was published in June 1993 but was extensively updated in 2006.

Donald Odell Virdin has written, compiled, or edited a number of books, many of them relating to Delaware genealogy or history. He was born in Hartly in 1912, and his family goes back 300 years in the state. He attended the University of Delaware. Virdin was living in Alexandria, VA, and still writing when he died in 2001. He was a subscriber to Collecting Delaware Books.

Most of his books are good quality paperbacks with excellent indexes, published and sold by the Heritage Press, Inc. of Bowie, MD. Some were published by Raymonf B. Clark, Jr. of St. Michaels, MD. Some listed below are largely Delaware related. Others include limited Delaware material.

Anyone seeking Virdin books should start with Heritage Books of Westminster, MD. Many are still in print. They also have used copies of some. After that, try a used book search on the Internet or the big Internet book stores. — JPR

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